Bandicoot Brewing Havoc XPA

Bandicoot Brewing

Published December 16, 2019

When you call a beer Havoc you're instantly conjuring ideas of bedlam or a riot in the drinker's glass. Yet this XPA – added to the Echuca brewery's core lineup in summer 2020 – is a pretty pared-back offering, at least when compared to much of Bandicoot's range which tends to sit at the heavier end of each beer's style spectrum.

It puts new Kiwi hop HORT 4337 in the spotlight, a variety of which much is expected thanks to its vibrant range of fruity characteristics. Pale golden in colour with a grassy, soft melon aroma, it's rather reminiscent of a lightly hopped English summer ale, albeit with more bite on the palate where sweet, cracker like malts and some deep tropical fruits pave the way for a lingering, faintly resinous bitterness.

James Smith

Bandicoot Brewing

Factory 2B, 100 Northern Highway
VIC 3564

0481 333 306
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
Friday: 4pm to midnight
One Saturday a month: 4pm to midnight


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