With a name like Windsor Juice, it would be fair to assume there’s some reference to the Mexit extraction kerfuffle in the UK; however, the noble liquid in question is actually the debut hazy offering from one of Perth’s grandest old pubs, the Windsor. After bestowing the 110-year-old dame with a solid range of pub crushers, head brewer Damian Bussemaker is now going full Duke of NEIPA-land, and, what’s more, there’s a sour to come too!
With a core audience in mind, Windsor Juice ticks the visual opacity box yet this belies a lighter than expected mouthfeel and, as a result, remains very drinkable – this ain't a "one and done" beer. Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo drive a grapefruit-leaning citrus medley and tropical tones, notably mango, with a feint piney base note rising through the short, dry / bitter finish.
Paired with the modest for style ABV, and you've got the kind of haze that warrants repeat pints at the pub.
On tap at The Windsor, South Perth