Brewed with lots of New Zealand hops, Tuatara have made a very fruity Pale Ale that suffers a little from its overly sweet malting.
You see, the beer smells lovely, like candy canes and chewy tropical fruit sweeties, but that candy cane smell becomes a strong spun sugar flavour when you take a swig.
The result is that it begins to take over, becoming overly sweet and sickly as you drink.
And that’s a shame because the hops give you gooseberry skins and kiwi fruit, lemon and lime zest, satsuma sand grapefruit along with a good sherbet fizz.
But the malt doesn’t have enough body, save for its sugary smack, making the beer feel a little bit sickly by halfway down the glass.
Source: The Beer Hawk