Friday, August 22, 2014

Harvest Time

The first whiff of this lager is great. I got excited. Lots of aroma from the can (and probably best drank from the can) - tropical fruit / citrus aromas, just as promised. Not far behind, though, there's something about the aroma that comes across bordering on popcorn or buttered popcorn. I don't think it's an error - on big whiffs, it just seems like the combination of the malt profile & hops (not sure which NZ one is in this) combine to make something a bit in that direction. It's not overwhelming, but it bothers me that it's there. Otherwise, it's crisp, refreshing, has a nice clean citrus-y finish, is different enough from Beach Chair, not as good as Landing Day, and will probably appeal to lots of folks. I'd say drink this one cold, as the nice aroma (and a bit of the flavour) degrades as it warms.

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  1. Bordering on buttered popcorn sounds like diacetyl. I'll have to give it a try in Charlottetown this afternoon.

    Albert

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    1. I don't think it's diacetyl... I don't think I've ever had a beer from Gahan / PEIBC with diacetyl. There's just something under the surface that doesn't taste / smell quite right to me... seems out of place.

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    2. Still haven't tried it, but I would be surprised if it were diacetyl as Gahan beers have always been well crafted and clean. If it were a Sea Level or Picaroons product where diacetyl and infections are common ...completely different story!

      Albert

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