This is a pretty decent Mosaic, Eldorado and Amarillo fuelled little IPA, though I’m struggling to find too much Belgian yeast present here.
Let’s start at the beginning.
The aroma is bubblegum and peaches and the beer pours a rich deep Amber into my glass.
There’s a round chewy malt that provides a solid backbone of toffee pancakes, shortbread, brown sugar and a little sea salt, and then there are the triumvirate of hops mentioned above that make for big blasts of passion fruit and mandarin, lemon, lime and kiwi, gooseberry and nettle tea all wrapped up in fizzy sherbet.
But I can’t find much of a yeast presence save for the lightest meaty hint on the tip of my tongue and the subtlest earthiness hanging about in the background.
But that’s not a bad thing at all, not in any way.
I like Captain Haddock a lot.