Smiling Samoyed Fresh Hop Ale 2019

Style
Fresh Hop Ale
ABV
6.0%

For a fourth year, Smiling Samoyed have been playing with freshly-harvested hops from Fresh Hops Co-op in the Adelaide Hills. With each year, lessons are learnt, and this year’s version delivers a beer that tones down the sweetness slightly while ramping up the hop aromas and resinous hop flavours.

They used 20kg of wet Cascade hops this time round, added to a malty, deep orange base beer that gives off distinct resinous and earthy aromas alongside just a touch of sweetness. There's more resin at play on the palate, with the brewers extracting more hop flavour than in previous iterations, while their haul from the Hills contribute a medium bitterness and aid a dry finish too.

Matt King

Published April 17, 2019

Name
Smiling Samoyed
Address

48 Main South Rd
Myponga
SA 5202

Phone
(08) 8558 6166
Open Hours

Mon to Fri: midday to 4pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am to 5pm
Most public holidays: midday to 4pm

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Tours

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