Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Four Surfers of the Apocalypso

I was immediately drawn to to tiki-meets-SpongeBob look on the label of The Four Surfers of the Apocalypso, a "tropical strong beer" brewed in Shawinigan, Quebec by Le Trou du Diable. Sold in 600mL bottles that describe it as a combination of the "elegance of Belgian whites" and the "complex, hoppy character of American IPAs", Apocalypso contains 6.5% alcohol. It's a very cloudy orange brew with a fluffy white head--it does look a lot like a witbier.

The nose of this brew is quite mild, but suggestive of pineapple and juicy hops. The flavour, too, is on the mild side, but features a portfolio of tropical fruit notes. The bass line of this beer is its bitter, hoppy foundation, and this is particularly evident in the finish.

Four Surfers of the Apocalypso is a pretty lush little brew. It has lots of fresh, fruity flavours and a decent amount of kick. It isn't as flavourful as I wanted it to be though. It felt a bit restrained to me. That said, I definitely enjoyed the stuff and I would certainly buy it again.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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