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Finn x Mariette Lovebeats

    Brewery: Brygghuset Finn
    Country: Sweden
    Size: 33cl
    ABV: 4.7%
    Price: 26kr
    Systembolaget: 82358

    When I decided I was going to do a pride beer tasting, my main aim was to find six beers to represent every colour of the rainbow. As I usually have about eight beers in every tasting, that left with me with to free slots to fill with something different. When I found out that Brygghuset Finn had jut released a beer supporting the Regnbågsfonden, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the night. I wanted this to be first on the list as I thought it would be quite light in taste, and I didn’t want it to be overshadowed by some of the heavier fruit beers that were coming up later that night.

    It was honey in colour with an impressive fluffy, light white head. With moderate carbonation and a decent body for a session IPA, it was off to a promising start. The aroma was fairly light, but did have a pleasant blend of grapefruit, fresh grass and passionfruit. The taste was quite mild, which although was to be expected as it was only a session IPA, didn’t really excite the palate. It was quite watery, with a mix of pine and hop oil mashing together on the tongue that also left a semi dry bitterness after swallowing.

    It would be wrong of me to say that this was my favourite beer of the tasting. Although it is for a good cause, I just found it a bit too bland for my taste. I have had better beers from Brygghuset Finn, and although this wasnt bad, was slightly unremarkable. A solid if boring start to the night.