I’m not altogether sure what I was expecting from a beer brewed with sea water, and I definitely wouldn’t have guessed that sea water was an ingredient without the label shouting it out to me.
As it goes, this is a more than decent Pale Ale that has a delightfully brittle, lip puckering, though not at all bitter, dryness to it.
Maybe that’s what the sea water is doing.
You find a soft chewy toffee and biscuit malt, some honey and a hint of pecan, and there’s the sharp snap of hoppy greenery, all herbal hedges and lemon zest.
And knowing that it is sea water in the beer makes me think that this super dry finish is definitely to do with it, though as already mentioned above, I’d never have guessed that that is what it was.
Worth a try.
Source: Ales By Mail