It comes with half an inch of foamy head that looks like whisked egg whites (not in a bad way, I promise) and if it ends up tasting like baked goods I wouldn’t mind. It’s a calm, still brew with a slightly murky aura and the colour of warm pinewood.
It smells (faintly) of all the good things: lemons, more citrus fruits, yeast and hoppiness and I’m sure I haven’t just gotten it into my head – but it really does smell a little like lemon drizzle cake too! It’s a little sweet, a little savoury, and a little bitter. It rolls over your tongue caressing each taste sensory section, exploring each continent of your tongue, taking a #selfie and posting it on twitter.
There are flavours of lemons, faint sweet clementine and a twang of hops that nuzzle your bitter patch. It’s a smooth drink, but not smooth as in flat – far from it. The taste is wonderful but short-lived. The after taste is a bit sweet but fizzles out quite quickly just leaving a quite long lasting hoppy bitterness.
Bake me a cake…
It pretty much is a liquid lemon drizzle cake. Not at all what I was expecting, but it’s good! It’s definitely not sickly and it’s light, refreshing and adventurous on my tongue, not just giving me what I expected but more that I didn’t. I’m definitely off to have a weekend of beer and baking. Arnie did get something wrong