A light Belgian Blond (5.4 per cent) rested on watermelon. To my knowledge, this will be my first watermelon beer, so let’s see how this goes… On the nose the aromas are gentle and fresh, with the watermelon presenting more as a faintly fruity refreshing cucumber (they are related after all). That watermelon hits first on the palate, before the fruity ester and subtle spice of the Belgian character kicks in. Light bodied and only mildly bitter, this is a very easy drinking and supremely quenching take on a Belgian Blond. Maybe a little out of season as we head into the coldest part of the year, but just drink it in a warm room and picture the sun, you’ll be fine.
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Tim Newman is a A Wine and Spirits Education Trust graduate who has been gradually fermenting inside the Christchurch craft beer scene since it's primordial days. When the world of wine writing turned out to be a labyrinth of un-returned emails, he hopped the fence over to beer writing and reviewing and hasn't looked back. On an endless mission to taste the length and breadth of New Zealand craft brewing, and wrangle the most esoteric flavours into prose.
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