Thursday, 17 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Nelson Sauvin
The basics: No surprises that it’s 330ml, 7.5% and has 75 IBUs. Nor that it’s golden with a good sized frothy head. The aroma is pungent, an intoxicating mix of ripe gooseberries, mango and peach.
Taste: A smooth mouthfeel soon gives chase to an intense zesty hop bitterness of gooseberries and tropical fruit. The hops tingle on the tongue and in the cheeks. Very moreish and ridiculously easy drinking for a 7.5% beer.
Finish. Tropical fruit bitterness that demands you have another.
Conclusion: A hopheads delight. The best of this Brewdog range. One to keep.