Dainton Beer’s first limited release of 2021 is part Edvard Munch painting and part a reflection of what many of us spent 2020 doing. OK, so maybe the Peaches & S’Cream design is pretty much all Munch, although I for one did spend plenty of last year screaming inside my heart. I also spent a lot of it wondering if there were too many IPA variants and if too many of them contained lactose, only for Dainton to welcome the new year with what they’ve dubbed an “Oatscream IPA.”
The inclusion of peach in the lactose-laden IPA creates an aroma that made me wonder if there might be some sourness lying in there but, as it turns out, we might have to wait a few months for a Sour Oatscream IPA (who are we kidding: days is more likely). Instead, the first sip is smothered with creamy, smooth and sweet flavours; mostly of peach but also with some light citrus too, leaving you with a dessert IPA that serves as a reminder that maybe we should all spend a bit more of 2021 screaming on the outside.
- Oatscream IPA