My local Craft Beer bottle shop got a few cartons in of the Monteith’s range of beers recently , so as i do, i grabbed what they had on offer to take home and eventually take them on a test run. Now I’m not a beer guru, but I’m starting to get the hang of the beer styles and what makes them what they are (just clocked over 500 unique craft beers drunk). My preference is IPA’s, a high hop beer, and this beer to me is a little on the down hop! – Pale Ale?
A collaboration beer between the two breweries, this beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white bubbly head that sticks around. It has a tropical citrus aroma due to the use of the UK Pilgrim hops and the new Aussie Enigma hops. It has a nice flavour balance of malt and hops, not overly bitter (not heavily hopped). Quite a sessional ale with a sweet lingering aftertaste.
A unique name for a beer – nothing phallic – it’s actually an Afrikaners term (in this case) for someone (or something) that has one foot (brewer) in the UK and the other foot (brewer) in South Africa (Australia) and their dick dangling in the ocean. Fortunately the bottles artwork doesn’t show the third leg!