Boatrocker Misfit

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

Published September 24, 2013

Why release one Belgian style beer into the world when you can release two at the same time? Regular readers of The Crafty Pint may recall a series of travel pieces Matt Houghton from Boatrocker wrote for the site on a trip to Belgium a couple of years ago. While there, he visited a number of breweries, large and small, sampling beers but also picking brains about brewing Belgian styles. Despite having a core range based around hoppy New World styles, he's always maintained that this is where his heart lies. So, at the same time as Sterk & Donker, out comes Misfit. It's described as a hoppy Belgian golden ale and does exactly what it says on the tin. It pours an incandescent bright golden yellow, with a tall, fluffy white head, and is dominated by bubblegum, Wrigley's Juicy Fruit and hints of banana up front. Those characteristics, a hint of spice and some light malt sweetness follow before the hops come to the party, counteracting the fruity sweetness for a dry, bitter finish.

Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

34 & 51 Macbeth Street
VIC 3195

0438 394 972
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 2pm to 11pm
Saturday: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


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