The second lager in the St Andrews Beach Brewery core range is one that offers a step up from the simplicity of The Strapper. Race Day is inspired by European pilsners, but comes with a New World update.
Underpinning things is a relatively bold malt base – there's some toasty, biscuity character there – although it's more about the hops. A combination of Czech Saaz and a Kiwi bred offshoot of that classic hop deliver the familiar herbal and spicy Czech pilsner aromas and flavours alongside something more tropical and lime like, plus a bitterness with more bite than the other three beers tapped when the brewery launched.
Published December 20, 2017 2017-12-20 00:00:00