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Spin the Flavour Wheel for three top picks on Beerwulf…
This one will take you all around the Flavour Wheel. Brilliant gold, you can look at the lighter malt colours on the wheel – biscuit and toast and perhaps some honey. The aroma isn’t hop-forward, instead you want to be looking at the fruity esters, where banana, pear, almond and phenolic clove come through. The body is slick with alcohol, rich with malts, it has a lot of carbonation and ends really dry with some of the grassy, herbal European hops coming through alongside the spicy yeast.
BrewDog Punk IPA
Hops come first in this one. Mostly American, so grapefruit and pine, then some tropical New Zealand hops in the background. A golden colour, the malts in this one give toast and toffee, but not much sweetness and then it finishes dry with pithy bitter hops.
Jopen Extra Stout
Look first to the darker malts with coffee, liquorice and burnt roasted flavours, plus the bitterness they bring (a different kind of bitterness to the hops). It’s not a rich beer, instead giving a sharper, drier body of malts. The yeast is clean and the hops hang in the back giving some earthy, botanic qualities without much aroma.
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