58 / 100
On tap at the Royal Albert.
Pours an opaque pale straw colour, very cloudy. Head is white, dense and foamy; not retaining that well but lace is alright. Looks pretty good.
Smells yup lemon myrtly. Tangy, fresh, kinda sweet. Maybe a hint of rubber at the back giving the only saison note. Not too bad but fairly simple and one note.
Tastes similar, but not bad. Big sweet citrus myrtly note with a decent herbal twist to it as well as tangy citrus. Develops some weird saisony notes that are kinda yeasty, touch of organic mulch character and dried grass. Tang dies out and is replaced by malty and slightly bready grain notes on the back but finishes clean enough. Could up the body a bit as it's very thin and fairly flat, and then could amp up the lemon myrtle and allow it to cleanse more on the finish.
Drinks fine but a bit thin and a touch weird the way it finishes. Just sort of loses focus and ends up a bit messy.
Semillon-infused beer, no further description of the base beer is offered. Brewed for GABS 2017, tried there on tap.
Pours a urine colour, slightly pale gold. Head is white, foamy, not a whole lot of retention. Looks fairly bland.
Smells nice though. Some nice sweet malty grain notes, with pearl barley and caramel, then a big fresh fruity aroma, with pear, passionfruit and apple notes. Fresh and light.
Taste starts out fairly malty, with a sweet caramel note. Develops some light fruity character midway, mostly a generic apple/pear character but doesn't really take it anywhere, ends up a bit flat and bland.
Decent body, bit of warming alcohol. Interesting.
Yeah, a good idea but the base beer is very uneventful, so the package is too. And for such a big beer it's disappointingly bland.