Holgate Brewhouse Twin Suns XPA

Style
XPA
ABV
5.5%

This isn't the first, or indeed second, time Holgate have put out a Star Wars-themed beer. In fact, it's not the first time they've put out a 5.5 percent XPA featuring an X-Wing on the labels either, with Twin Suns following in the vapour trails of X-Wing, which debuted in time for May 4 two years ago.

Having checked back, there are differences beyond the name and artwork, however, with popping hop Idaho #7 joining Azacca, Citra and Mosaic. A clear golden pour, Twin Suns pits ripe, candied pineapple and tropical fruits against a malt base that reminded my drinking companion of barley sugars from his nan. There's a pretty bold bitterness at play compared to many in the category too; indeed, it's a little fuller in all ways than the paler, lighter, leaner offerings that have become the archetypal Aussie XPA.

James Smith

Published November 9, 2020

Name
Holgate Brewhouse
Address

79 High Street
Woodend
VIC 3442

Phone
Hotel, Bar and Restaurant: (03) 5427 2510 Brewery Sales: (03) 54 273 522
Open Hours

Seven days: midday to late

Tours

Sat & Sun: 3pm
Book via website

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