Those who enjoyed Sauce’s second birthday beer Mosarillo - that is, surely, everyone who tasted it - are in luck. The Marrickville hop specialists have just introduced Mosalaxy, a juicy IPA showcasing an abundance of Mosaic and Galaxy hops.
Aromatics leap from the glass, hitting your nose with tingly citrus - think mandarin sherbet - and smooth tropical notes of ripe mango, pawpaw, and light passionfruit. These characters are joined by deeper flavours of mandarin peel and a warm liqueur sweetness, something akin to apricot brandy or peach schnapps. Full fruit and a gentle boozy warmth make for a beer that's simple in name but stunning in flavour.
Sunrise In Berlin is somewhat more of a chameleon - when I drank it with two other people, we had three different opinions. I picked up mango almost exclusively: sweet mango puree on the nose, sour mango in the mouth. Another found the citrus to be dominant, with a general citrus acidity tying together with mandarin and Chinotto bitterness. A third experienced less fruit than they were expecting, instead riding the light sourness of the lactic acid to a dry finish, making this a refreshing sour with just a hint of mandarin.
What will you taste? Perhaps head to Berlin (or, if that’s too far, Sauce) and find out.
Published December 2, 2019 2019-12-02 00:00:00