Mad Brewers Garden De Paradisi - Malt Shovel Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +8.1%
On tap at the Westend Pumphouse in Hobart.
Pours a pale golden colour, head white, foamy, retains a thin crown. Quite cloudy. Standard witbier look.
Smells interesting. Touch of citrus, but mostly earthy spice- pepper, touch of clove and some cypress notes. Could use a touch more of the citrus, but decent.
Taste is intriguing. Strong citrus notes with blood orange, passionfruit and a touch of persimmon which leads nicely to midway spice. Pepper, yes, grains of paradise and a dry fennel note towards the back. The fruit is extremely pleasant, could use some more of it. Doesn't last until the end and feels a bit dry. But very pleasant otherwise.
A bit thin, but texture is smooth with a slight silty edge. Nice.
Good wit, could maybe use more synergy between fruit and spice, seems like a disconnect between two otherwise pleasant flavours.
07-18-2014 05:09:25 | More by laituegonflable
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
New mad brewers special brew, poured in a nonic pint glass from a 568ml bottle. fits perfectly!!!
A - good typical witbeer - partially cloudy, straw colour, pours a 10cm white head, thins to a 5mm lacing.
S - fruity mandarin peel, as the label says. Slight peach. Aroma is overall subdued.
T - Sweet, fruity flavours at start (passionfruit, lime) with some spicy hop bitterness at the middle, and spicy pepper at the back end. More complex than I thought, the bitterness is a nice surprise
M - moderate carbonation for this style of beer, light body - slightly watery mouthfeel, alcohol taste is well hidden.
O - i really liked this - i was a little bit over witbeer, but the bitterness and spiciness of this one is different and refreshing. Give it a go.
03-20-2014 08:12:56 | More by chogm54
2.85/5 rDev -17.9%
Looks like another brew has been released by those kkkkrrazy cats at Mad Brewers... only problem is in the name "Mad Brewers" as most of their brews are fairly sensible and at times mundane, apart from the Scribbly Gum Lager which tasted like a liquid BLT... I miss the Scribbly Gum. Well let's see if they can bring back the zany sweet abandon they once held in my eyes (or tongue).
Poured from an Imperial pint bottle into a nonic pint.
A: Slightly hazy goldenrod body with a foamy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a lace.
S: Interesting grain notes, no doubt from the grains of paradise that the brew is named for. Along with that are notes of Mandarin and Grapefruit, with a hint of coriander. Not as potent as other Witbiers with its aroma, hopefully this wont play out to be bland on the flavour side.
T: Two words: sugar bomb. Yep the Mad Brewers have dropped a truckload of sugar on my tongue, drowning out the other flavours in what could have been an interesting take on one of my personal favourite styles. Whereas Belgian brewers get away with this because that add nuances to their sugar bombs, this brew has little else. A touch of Lime, Mandarin and bitter orange note in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation and that cloying sweetness.
D: A weird combination of boring and saccharine, like being an adult and going on a colourful merry-go-round this does nothing for me. Yes if I was 7 and managed to sneak a pint of this I would have been in under-age drinking paradise, but the 33 year old in me is not interested in this candy crap. I asked for sweet abandon and I got a literal sweet abandon, as in they literally abandoned all other flavours but sweet. A bit more dimension and they might have pulled it off too.
Food match: Sherbet and pop-rocks... together!
03-17-2014 14:32:17 | More by doktorhops
2.93/5 rDev -15.6%
Drank from my Ciney sniffer
A - Pours a pale lemon colour with a white head that reduces quickly.
S - Kinda dull tinny with small sweet citrus.
T - Up front some small citrus notes followed by a little bitterness.
M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation.
O - Disappointed with this brew. It claims to be something it isn't. But lets not forget these MB brews fill the space between the main stream and the true craft brew scene. TEN20 still the best MB brew to date.
03-16-2014 10:45:26 | More by eric5bellies
3.15/5 rDev -9.2%
A - hazy straw, two finger pillowy white head - good so far.
S - lemons, cloves, hint lime
T - hmmm. dull. Not sure what happened here. Citrus yes (mandarin), zesty yes, add wheat, lime, but dull hops at odds with the style.
M - lively, well carbonated. Light medium weight. Creamy aftertaste.
O - not sure if I got a bad bottle here.... all too dull for style. Dissapointed - I lhave really liked MB in the past, but....
03-16-2014 07:02:59 | More by heygeebee
3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
Just thought with the heat why not and it pours a hazed yellow hue with a fluffy white two finger head and and some nice lacing,the smell is honeyed wheat,booze,I definately get the spice aswell it's quite unique and also a touch of mandarin peel,the feel is light bodied with medium carbonation and has tastes of honey,spice,a slight hit of the wheat,lime and is finished with a citrus tanginess and overall I'm not the biggest fan of this style but it is what they say it is and yeah I won't buy again but good to see them trying new things cheers.
03-10-2014 11:05:36 | More by ADZA
3.81/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours a slightly cloudy attractive yellow. Good head.
Nose is nice and subtle fruits, quite grainy, think the grains of paradise come through, get a little lactic note. More of the typical wit flavours come through as I get down the bottle.
Taste is again quite grainy, still quite fruity. Some residual bitterness in the finish which I suspect comes more from the grains of paradise than the hops.
Mouthfeel is about the fruits, a slightly sort of smokey thing which is perhaps alcohol or perhaps just the wheat or grains of paradise. Still get a fair whack of residual bitterness. Perhaps on the whole a bit sweet also.
All round a solid and refreshing offering. Still get their house profile coming through a bit but this is an enjoyable and drinkable beer which doesn't require too much analysis.
03-07-2014 09:08:28 | More by danieelol
Mad Brewers Garden De Paradisi from Malt Shovel Brewery
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