WexiLahti@ LCBO Niagara-on-the-Lake
4 years ago
Canned on 29 January, that is six weeks ago. The beer pours foggy, visibly deep dark orange. The effervescent, fairly long-lived carbonation builds an off-white, small-bubbled head that builds itself up to one finger. The foamy cap dissolves soon to a gossamer lacing on the surface. The contracting foam marks the glass with multiple tiny dots. The scent is tropical fruity but moderate: I find apricot, nectarine, grapefruit and a small dollop of orange juice. Promising at this stage. The taste package allows one to experience a hoppy tone on apricot, peach, a bit of honey melon and relatively hefty lemon peel. Mandarin brings in some sweetness. As if I also got a small injection of oat flakes that most likely, though, is not there. The body is medium. The beer finishes with lemon zest, grapefruit and bitter orange peel, all seasoned with a hoppy punch and a drop of resin. The tropical fruit are hidden in the finish. The aftertaste is not particularly long-lasting, as a matter of fact medium at maximum. The mouthfeel is tropical, moderately crisp and remotely piney. The degree of juiciness is high. The mouthfeel is additionally summery and medium-thick. Enjoyable but far from perfect.