The arrival of Barossa Valley Brewing’s NEIPA also signifies the launch of a new series of beers. Each release will focus on a specific hop, invited to show off their aromas and flavours atop a NEIPA base, with Mosaic the first variety to be given the royal treatment, and the beer's arrival coinciding the brewery's 15th birthday. Hip hop hooray.
Pouring with an appealing heavy haze and a bright orange colour, Mosaic's tropical and stone fruit aromas announce themselves boldly: a blend of mango and apricot. The flavour profile takes a similar path as the mango takes on a juicier nature and a little tangerine chimes in to add more complexity. Quite soft and fluffy on the palate, with a medium bitterness and an initial stone fruit sweetness that dries out a little on the back palate, it's a tasty way to bring up a decade-and-a-half of beers.
Published December 21, 2020 2020-12-21 00:00:00