Just like you, but different
Where in I have a small beer, listen to some noise, generate a random number, and second guess myself.
Yeastie Boys White Noise is my entertainment this afternoon, although it’s a small bottle so I might wait to early evening before I drink it.
“White beer with chamomile and NZ hops”
This is in the smaller 330 ml bottle, and it is of 4.4% ABV, making it a beer of 1.4 standard drink units, it’s a low 9 or 10 IBU, and 132 calories in the bottle to round out the numbers.
A perfumy coconut and vanilla note on the nose, with a little citrus and spice, and bready grains from the wheat. The mouthfeel is full for such a pale beer, but still very light and elegant.
The beer finishes with a cleansing acidity, a faint spicy note and only the mildest touch of citrus from the virtually non-existent hops.
An unusual aroma, that seems at both sour and floral but is also vague.
I now thing the aroma is more like a cider.
I might be drinking this a bit cold, as the flavours seem really muted, I might let it sit a while.
I don’t know that joe average would know what chamomile would taste or smell like , but this has a really subtle and interesting flavour note to it. It’s more bitter than 9 IBU would suggest, and there isn’t a lot of body to it either.
Warming you get more lemon-like zest and crisp in the taste but it’s neither improving or getting worse.
As a non-threatening drink though it’s ok, nothing to put you offside or make you struggle to finish drinking
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 a of its things from the thing. I’m struggling to mark it more, but it’s a high 7 and nearly very good. Either I couldn’t wait long enough for it to war, or I over expected something more based on my ignorance of the flavours contained and indicated. – I since updated it to an 8 – see below
The double dip review
I was listening to some nice noise by way of The Veils – this track “Another Night On Earth” from the album “Time Stays, We Go”
Golden to light amber in color, the body is light to medium. The wheat lends a crispness to the brew, often with some acidity. Some hop flavour maybe be present, but bitterness is low. Not as estery as German or Belgian-style wheats.