Mallinsons Breakfast Beer Tasting: Nelson Sauvin
All good things must come to an end. That is the nature of existence. What that means in the real world is that you come to the end of the beer box. Which means the last of our forays into Yorkshire's finest: Mallinsons. Yes, it's the end of the line but what better way to go out than with (hopefully) a blast of Nelson Sauvin hops.
It's the usual 500ml bottle-conditioned, single-hopped, pale ale tipping the scales at a mere 3.9%. It's got a best before date of January 2021. It poured golden with a large white head. The aroma was quite sharp with some acidic notes and a large burst of grapefruit and lemon. Taste was more balanced than you might have expected from the nose. Gooseberry and grapefruit are nicely underscored by a light malt backbone. The hops really do their job in the dry fruity finish that leaves you wanting another slug.
The final Mallinsons of this run didn't disappoint and serve chilled will delight the summer palate.