500ml bottle. Once again, take something innocent on the label, and fuck with it to no apparent point, that is the Beer Here way.
This beer pours a rather cloudy, medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of lazily puffy, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some decent drooping layered cloud lace around the glass as things duly drop away.
It smells of sharp, acrid brewer's yeast, muddled sugary tropical fruit - melon and pineapple, predominately - bready pale and lightly spicy wheat malt, and some wafting white pepper. The taste kicks off all fruity - both domestic apple and lemon, with some cantaloupe and pineapple foreign goodness - and quite malty, with a decent biscuity and wheaty graininess hovering about, the aerosol pepper and edgy yeast now on the fringes.
The carbonation is fairly understated, and not really an issue for the most part, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, the hops pulling a punk-ass IPA stunt on the whole affair. It finishes dry, wheaty, ethereally fruity, and still weirdly bitter in its hoppiness.
Sure, I get that your mission statement, raison d'être, or whatever, is to subvert brewing convention, but sometimes common sense must make take precedence, no? This would be a decent, easily drinkable pale wheat ale, except for the fact that I keep thinking that I'm drinking an overwrought pale ale, or a watery IPA. Not all experiments are worthy of real world manifestation, my Euro friends.
Pours pale gold with a fading head.
Nose shows loads of tropical fruit - big lychee, papaya and melon notes. Some doughy wheat is just noticeable.
Big fruity flavours too, along with some clean malt. Also some biscuity notes.
Finishes with an assertive but balanced bitterness.
Could use more carbonation.