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
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.