dflb (45) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Purchased at Gerrard’s Market, Venusian Pale Ale is an ale brewed with lemongrass, lime, and coriander.
The air yields grapefruit and lemon as you drink. The taste and feel of pine is sensed from beginning to end. An alcohol content of 7.5% is light and detectable in the finish.
The flavor of grapefruit peel is immediate. Lemongrass accompanies the grapefruit and plays a unique complexion with the two together. Kaffir lime leaf is dominant with the body of the beer. The water quality brings out the lime character. Coriander is overcome by the citrus bite, but it’s noted in the finish upon the mouthfeel.
Venusian Pale Ale (VPA) is an out of this world experience. The combination of grapefruit, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf blend together well. The finish is dry and lightly bitter and captures the grapefruit and lemongrass flavors. A product from Garage Project out of Wellington, New Zealand, this beer offers a new beer to behold. Delicious and refreshing, the beer will leave you wanting more, especially with the lime taste.
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For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.” drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - SEP 15, 2017
Poured out deep gold. 10SRM.
Nose has fresh pine and citrus peel with fresh yellow orange being most obvious. Nose develops some malty funk as it warms which is reminiscent of dried pee.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has nice toasted biscuit, wheat toast, barley bread flavors; not sweet but with a pleasant starchy fullness of toasted grain.
Hop flavors are lemon zest, hint of scallion, strong resin or curing epoxy, bittermelon bitter all the way to the end.
Overall, this was a very hoppy ride which was layered over a full grain bill. You start with a really light soda-like citrus brightness which then slides precipitously into a resin-engorged, bittermelon slide into beta-acid territory...ostensibly.
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Sweet kaffir lime leaf and pineapple aroma, big malty body, tropical fruits, pineapple and citrus. Clean & mild bitter finish with lasting spice.
Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle - hazy gold pour with a big white head. Aroma is herbal, citrus and spice. Taste is citrus and hebal up front with a building lemongrass spice finish. Really nicely balanced not over hopped and lots of flavour. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bule (2256) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2017
, Umeå (backlog). Orangeish golden colour with a creamy, longlasting white head. Aroma is herbal, some spices, mild lemongrass as well as some floral and sweet malty notes. Flavour is herbal, some sweet malts as well as some floral notes. Nice herbal and lemon grassy long aftertaste.
500ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Lots of citrus and spice. Mild hops. Mixed bag.
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Golden color. Floral and fruity nose and flavor. A little light on the palate to support all that’s going on, but still pretty nice. fellebag (1554) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle 65cl. Big white head. Almost clear pilsener peach color. Aroma is coriander, lemon grass, mint, rhubarb, elderflowers. Taste is perfume and flowers.