Proving that this time of year needn’t be all about chocolate and buns, the brewers at Batch are exploring their sweet side by releasing what they’ve styled a Yankee Strong Ale.
Sweet Sweet Nugz ended up spending a bit longer in tanks than they originally planned but it’s done the beer absolutely no harm as it presents the most gorgeous aroma, like a pudding replete with caramel, raisins and dried fruit. Those luscious sensations meld together in your mouth with a long, smooth and rich sweetness that washes over the palate. Sure there’s a bit of heat in there too but, really, what else do you expect from a beer that’s (a) 9.5 percent ABV and (b) called a strong ale?
Sweet Nugz is a brewery-only release so if you want a taste your best bet is to get to Marrickville on the first weekend after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. In other words, over Easter weekend.
Published March 29, 2018 2018-03-29 00:00:00