It’s a shame that there’s a spelling mistake front and centre of this can’s label as otherwise it’d be a beautiful looking wrapping for a beautifully made beer.
OK, it’s not the be all and end all but once I’d seen it I couldn’t see anything else, and being rather pedantic and a sucker for a good font my eye just gets drawn to it.
Anyhow, ignore the spelling mistake and taste the beer, because Eastview, brewed with Simcoe and Ekuanot, is just right.
It pours a pale gold with a little fizzing head and smells of Passion flowers, strawberries and mown lawns, and from the first mouthful you’re met with a sharp and bitter hoppy kiss.
There’s lots of Simcoe’s woody, barky, rolling tobacco stickiness and plenty of Ekuanot’s mango, pineapple and chive fruity goodness which is made larger and fruitier by the addition of HBC431.
All this hoppy action is held in check by a solid caramel, waffle, shortcake and honey malt body, making Eastview an absolute delight.