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Herevana – GABS Edition – Urbanaut – Luz Grapefruit Brut

That’s right, a proper beer festival beer pack for my Herevana experience. Herevana, a beer festival at my place.

Because they’re in a list that I might or might not follow I started with the Sours, and then I thought lagers and then the Pale and IPA’s, well we breezed through Lagers and move along the spectrum

Urbanaut Brewing Co make the Urbanaut Luz Grapefruit Brut IPA locally in 🇳🇿 Auckland, New Zealand as an IPA – Brut  with an ABV of  7.0%

Urbanaut Luz Grapefruit Brut IPA Elegant, dry and refreshing – this beer is fizzing with notes of tropical fruit and fresh squeezed grapefruit and pours a radiant pale gold. By design Brut beers are liw in residual sugar and have a spritzy effervescence that will make every sip a celebration!

Urbanaut make possibly the best every Brut IPA that I’ve ever had, the Urbanaut Copacabana, and so with that in mind…What could possibly go wrong?

An aroma that brings you back to familiar ground. Another hazy golden pour of a beer, another film of a head. Lovely aroma though.

I’m not sue what I was expecting in terms of a grapefruit hit, but perhaps they used a different grapefruit. This is quite soft and seemingly without any dry pithy overtone, you’re drinking an IPA with an added flavour that seems just beyond my grasp and feeble pallete.

This has a really engaging sweetness but I’m not getting a sense of the that Brut twist. I’m getting a beer that I have to sit and think about, contemplate. I know from the dryness on my tounge that there is a dryness, and from the beer burp I can get grapefruit. I’m a basic kind of chap.

I would lose money on a bet about what fruit had gone in this, and probably veer more towards a mandarin or something sweeter, still pithy, but sweeter.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. A really nice beer, sweeter malts and ‘grapefruit’ bring quite a lot to this, and there’s that background dryness. A thinking mans beer, which clearly I’m not good at. But I’d go back to this as a settler, and whilst it might not be the best beer at the festival it might be the one that intrigues the most. If only I’d made up a category for that at the beginning.

I’m still listening to a playlist called Indie Covers on the Spotify player, think of it as takes on a style :-), then think that sometimes you shouldn’t have done that. It’s like elevator music, mostly annoying, but that Morrissey effort was hideous.

The Top 8
1. Behemoth – Just a Little Slice
2. Duncan’s Boysenberry and Chocolate Ripple
3. Urbanaut Luz
4. 8 Wired Welcome To Tijuana
5. Emerson’s Hell Yeah!

 The GABS Invitational pack brings you a true “Craft Beer Summer in a Box” and features eight carefully curated craft beers that won’t be found anywhere else including Just A Little Slice Cheesecake Sour from Behemoth, Double Boysenberry & Chocolate Ripple Sour from Duncan’s, Mos Definitely Hazy Mosaic IPA from Funk Estate, Luz Grapefruit Brut IPA from Urbanaut, Aotearoa IPA Series #17 Hazy Riwaka from Sawmill, Zenith Hazy IPA from Deep Creek, Welcome to Tijuana Lime Lager from 8 Wired and Hell Yeah! Helles Lager from Emerson’s.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.



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