Somewhat reflecting the changing beer landscape as much as the seasons, Eagle Bay’s new Brewers Series Summer release is a nimble India Pale Lager. If anything feels like the brewery’s coastal home over the warmer months, it’s probably this beer: light, fun and designed for sharing with mates, probably after a dip in the turquoise waters of Eagle Bay.
Soft mango, lime peel citrus, gooseberry and melon aromas rise from the light straw-coloured beer. Spritzy carbonation rides throughout, somewhat replacing the lower bitterness, before aiding a dry finish that runs cleanly towards Brut territory. Although the lean body holds alcohol that nudges close to 6 percent, there’s surprisingly little booze presence save for some late warmth. Hello, summer!
- India Pale Lager