Dolly Aldrin
Reviewed by LaitueGonflable on 17.12.15 on tap
68 / 100
On tap at Cammeray Craft.

Pours a pale gold, Berliner colour, very cloudy. Head is white, dense but sinks to just a rim of lace. Nice texture to the head when it was there though. Looks pretty standard for style but that's a nice look.

Smells very funky. Fruity notes of melon combined with champagne vinous characterss, grape and melon with an off, festering note too. Could use more fresh or sour notes as it's a bit too much funk on there.

Taste is far more zingy, and pleasant. Melon fruit with cantaloupe and watermelon vying for attention. Zesty and fresh on the mid palate then finishes with a bizarre milky creamy note. Not so bizarre as I know how it's made, but bizarre in how palatable it is. Finish is quite sweet but with lingering sourness and funkadelic flavours playing at the edges. Fresh and cleansing and really quite bizarre. But pretty great.

Inevitably thin, with a big pull from all the bugs in there. Tart and puckering at times but not bad.

Quite a pleasant summery drop. Feel like the fruit could be used to sweeten as well as tarten and it would be beautiful, it's really very sour and funky and weird overall, but well enough handled.
appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 3.25 | taste: 4.0 | feel: 3.25 | drinkability: 3.75