Good Land Brewing are the kind of brewery that tends to release beers in quite quick succession and often, they tie closely with the time of year. In the case of Pastel Neon Sour, it’s a tropical treat for a humid summer and the second of such heavily-fruited sours to be released by the Traralgon brewery, with first containing watermelon and dragonfruit and this one featuring hibiscus, passionfruit and guava. Pouring pink, it seems the whole hibiscus flowers and guava won out in in the appearance department, while flavour-wise that guava comes to the fore first too. That’s soon joined by tropical passionfruit nectar, lighter hibiscus and a gripping sourness to help you beat the heat.
Joining it is Christmas Night, which might not be quite as hot-weather ready as Neon Pastel but it is a beer that would match perfectly with some Christmas pud. Made with Voyager Craft Malt and candi sugar, the Belgian dark ale hits with fruited yeast esters and a lingering spice, burnt sugar and rich notes of raisin. Joining those classic Belgian beer flavours is cherry, which were added in the fermenter and a rich note of dark chocolate thanks to the inclusion of cacao nibs in the kettle.
Published December 17, 2021 2021-12-17 00:00:00