Better Your Nethers

Brewery: Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches
Style: Fruit Beer (29A)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer to Go!
Canned Date: February 21, 2020
Consumed Date: March 28, 2020

Details From the Brewer

ABV: 3.8%

Double dry hopped pineapple table beer


Aroma – 11/12

Medium high pineapple aroma floods the nose immediately.   This is joined by some lesser notes of cantaloupe and lemon.  A low note of doughy wheat  and grainy malt is present.  There’s also a touch of funk and diesel lingering in the background.   No alcohol warmth.

Appearance – 3/3

Pours a deep straw colored liquid.  Has a heavy haze that obscures seeing through the glass.  Fine white bubbles make up an average head that has above average retention.

Flavor – 16.5/20

Pineapple fruit with a great intensity at the start.  It’s rounded out by medium levels of an orange citrus character, and a bit of pineapply funk.  Some grainy malt character.  Although the fruit lends a perception of sweetness, this is a dry beer with some acidity.  Towards the finish, a medium-low bitterness comes out.  A dry pineapple flavor lingers in the mouth after the finish.

Mouthfeel – 4.5/5

Medium carbonation hits the front of the mouth.  A low-medium body seems fuller than the alcohol suggests.  Some creaminess to the body as well.   Finish is soft with a touch of astringency. 

Overall Impression – 8/10

This is a great, low ABV fruit beer.   For being under 4% it has a surprisingly big body.  It does a great job of conveying the Pineapple without the beer drinking like fruit juice.  It would be nice to see a bit more malt expression in the flavor and aroma.  Can we agree that there needs to be more super-sessionable, flavorful beers like this?

Rating – 43/50

This is one of my favorite beers to come out of Batch so far.  Its so damn drinkable and refreshing.  I bet this would be amazing as a food pairing.  During their opening preview event, I spoke with their brewer John.  He mentioned this is a second runnings beer fermented with a Kveik yeast.  I love how they’re pushing the envelope with styles and making some great beers.