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True South Mint Ninja

True South Mint Ninja
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Brewed by True South
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Melbourne, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Clearly not content with creating Australia’s first single hop beer brewed with the Sorachi Ace variety developed by Japanese brewery Sapporo (which has previously only appeared as one of the hops in the Mornington Peninsula Brewery’s Witbier), True South’s Sam Füss decided to raid her garden too. Grabbing a load of fresh mint to throw into the hopback, she’s come up with a beer that promises to showcase the lemongrass and lemon myrtle characters of the hop with a splash of refreshing mint. Sam says: “To taste it has a soft minty/wheaty front palate that gives way to a great lemony burst, finishing with a big, but not over the top bitterness.” If it all sounds a little weird, rest assured that there’s another minty experiment going on at the Mountain Goat brewery, where their Steam Ale is being run through Randy the Hopinator filled with fresh mint and peaches and is tasting – and smelling – rather lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2011
Tried on tap at Sail & Anchor. Yellow body, medium head and rings of lacing. Soft lemon rind on the nose, pleasant bitter taste, hints of orange, grass and some mint on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 20, 2011
Quite similar to the pale ale for my tastes. Seemed more hoppy with a herbal aniseed edge (maybe the mint coming into play) but otherwise a straight forward pale ale by any other name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Very original and interesting. Aromas of grass, flowers, and a hint of butter. Taste is bitter, with a touch of sourness, and good length. Palate is oily, and highly carbonated. Yellow, bubbly, with a frothy head.

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