Holgate & Umberto Tivo Orange Sour

Style
Orange Sour Ale
ABV
4.0%

It's funny how some things stick with you. I don't really know what TiVo is, yet as soon as I heard about Holgate's beer of the same name, Tropic Thunder came to mind. Which, much like the film, is a red herring as the beer has nothing to do with that kind of TiVo and everything to do with recreating an aperitivo.

It's a collab with Umberto Espresso Bar – an Italian joint in the Melbourne suburb of Thornbury – designed to mimic a spritz. Brewed with oranges and orange-esque German hop variety Mandarina Bavaria, it pours a hazy peach colour and melds a touch of sweetness with a drying, pithy, bitter orange character and a cleansing, refreshing finish.

The Holgate team reckon it's "the perfect way to enjoy 'la dolce vita' as day turns to night"; I can confirm it was equally suited to being first beer of the day on a scorching day's bush camping where comments from fellow campers included: "looooooong tail" and "would be great with olives and cured meats".

James Smith

Published February 26, 2021

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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