Mornington's Little Irish Red

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)

Released August 27, 2013

Having achieved a podium finish in the most recent Crafty Pint Blind Tasting for their booziest beer, Mornington Peninsula Brewery is exploring the other end of the beer spectrum with its lowest ABV release yet. The Little Irish Red is an idea that's been bouncing around head brewer AG's mind for a while and now sees the light of day. The idea was to "show that it is indeed possible to pack some flavour and body into a low ABV beer" and, what's more, he tells us: "I think I have done it." Quality malts and elevated brew day mash temp are the keys, he reckons, resulting in a beer AG describes as having a "tight foam and lacing that lasts to sunset", a turn of phrase that suggests he's not only making Irish-style beers but has also been kissing the Blarney Stone. As the name suggests, it's red. What the name doesn't tell us is that one should expect "aromas of malty toffee and English tea [that] open up to a palate of bread and nuts. Balanced, lightly hopped, soft in the palate and extra quaffable."

Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Tribe)
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