Uncommon Brewers of Santa Cruz have made something a little bit special with this can of Lager.
Brewed with lavender, I was expecting it to smell and feel like my gran’s front room, but blended with the malts the lavender gives a rich round almost woody pine resin tinge to the beer.
In fact the beer as a whole is a rather fine woodland affair.
The aroma is soft lavender and sweet toffee, and the beer sits a glowing amber in my glass.
The malting is round and gloopy, full of treacle tart, honey, toffee apples and white pepper, and the hopping is resinous pine sap, fresh green herbal leaves and a splash of orange juice.
And all of this is lifted and rounded out by the lavender with its pithy, barky, earthy Autumn-walk-through-the-woods flavour that makes the finish soft and creamy and eminently drinkable.
Source: Beers Of Europe