Brewery: Prins Katts Hantverksöl
I started researching for the metal tasting back in the autumn and just as I began to create a list, this popped up on the lit of recently released beers. It was a no brainer really. I ordered some bottles for the tasting and then a few for myself. In truth, I wish I had bought more because I though this was delicious.
This black DIPA was pitch black, with a hazelnut foamed head that held well due to its good carbonation. The colour comes from midnight wheat, which has been steeped in water overnight. This pulls the colour from the wheat without needing to roast it, which helps give the colour without the massive roasted notes. The smell was rather light yet pleasant, with a small citrus and smoke aroma. The body was generous for an IPA as well. The taste was exquisitely balanced, with a lovely grapefruit peel bitterness coupled with a hint of a coffee hit in the end.
This was a lot lighter than I presumed it would be at the start. I had that essential quality: drinkability. Even with a relatively high ABV, I could easily enjoy a few of these in a night. I think this was the best Prins Katts beer so far and I was highly impressed. I look forward to this being released again this year and I will absolutely grab a few more bottles this time around!