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Beer – #758 – B.Effect – Mojo Pin

Never wanting grass to grow under my feet, and always up for the new things I saw these on the shelf from a new brewer B.Effect.  There are four, I chose two.

“..  this is the Alpha and the Omega of the river that you never step in twice… ” 

A smaller 330 ml size bottle of a beer that is 4.8% ABV, and 27 IBU things, this would be 1.3 standard drinks.

The Brewer is B.Effect, this is a beer in the style that is Belgian Ale , and they are based in Wanaka New Zealand.

B.Effect Belgian Ale – 4.8% A clean Belgian style malt bill, balanced with NZ Golding & Pacifica Hops this beer is made to display the interaction between the Red Wine Yeast and the American Ale yeast which are pitched together.

Starting sweet, but with a mellow bitterness the yeast flavours and esters do the subtle talking. This beer was made to bring change.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

A nice yeasty sweet aroma on opening.

Pour is a darker yellow than is appears when pouring and I managed a small layer of white head that seemed to be happy as it was on top of the glass  Nice that the aroma carries to the glass, a yeasty sugary malty thing.

b.effect Mojo PinSurprisingly sour bitter on the first sip, I was expecting something warmer and more welcoming.

Underneath that though there is a fair layer of hop rough edged thing, and a struggle of a sweeter layer.

It is a bit like a Belgian beer though, very close and a fine effort really.

Could do with more of a few things to bring it up and round it out because it feels thin in taste and body, and you know that they might have added a bit more of that malt, which I think would have been a wonder.

It’s nice but it isn’t a game changer that butterfly had flap just a little harder.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. Which is bit lower than the average, but it has some potential really, given time.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Liquorland in Forrest Hill have all four of their available beers.
  • Am I enjoying it? I started out with a smile but It didn’t last, it was just ok.
  • Would I have another? There are others that I might try first.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I don’t think I could apart from the great back story and the label art, and the suggested music on their page, all talking a good game, sadly let down by the delivery of the beer.

Music for this: Dave Dobbyn” has a new album ” Harmony House” and it’s a bit good, very laid back and measured, I was listening on Spotify, but I’m tempted to buy the Vinyl version


Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, but this category represents those “session” ales (in Belgium this means under 7% abv!) that do not fit other categories. Colour ranges from golden to deep amber, with the occasional example coming in darker. Body tends to be light to medium, with a wide range of hop and malt levels. Yeastiness and acidity may also be present.

2 comments on “Beer – #758 – B.Effect – Mojo Pin

  1. simonbroderick
    March 24, 2016

    You should’ve listened to Jeff Buckley.


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