The Dutch Nation - Minhas Craft Brewery
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330ml bottle, a takeaway from the Pizza Brew in Calgary. No indication of where this was actually made, but it's not hard to guess. Could they be any more slavish in their mimicry of Heineken's branding (psst, the Dutch Corporate Nation's IP lawyers, my finder's fee is actually quite reasonable)?
This beer pours a hazy, super-pale purple-tinged dishwater colour, with one finger of rapidly disappearing fizzy, slightly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of coral reef lace around the glass as things settle. What fresh evil have I brought upon myself?
It smells of sweet, fruity, er, banana mush, some further stale melon and citrus notes, pithy pale malt, soaked corn bread, and a musty earthiness. The taste is still fruity, but less so, the mix of banana, melon, and bland citrus taking a back seat to the weak corn and sour grainy malt mainline, with an additional bit of dead leaves and dirty moss rounding things out.
The bubbles are pretty sedate, hardly making time at all, the body well on the lightweight side, expired fruit juice 'smooth', and almost beyond clammy. It finishes off-dry, I suppose, that generically fruity adjunct malt still mostly obfuscated, and thus getting away with it.
It's hard to say with Minhas whether there's something actually off with one of their myriad offerings, or it's just made that way. Here, we have a Premium (snicker) Lager, that looks like shit, smells like that juice from concentrate that you forgot about in the back of the fridge, and tastes more or less the same. This is one of the worst beers that I've ever had, that weirdly enough, doesn't really taste bad, in the traditional Minhas sense. What utter craftsmanship.
03-01-2014 04:33:15 | More by biboergosum
The Dutch Nation from Minhas Craft Brewery
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