The Little Bang crew have utilised loads of different fruit in their beers to date, largely across their sNEIPA and Schwang range. In the past, it's mainly been berries and citrus fruits but here it's watermelon’s chance to shine within the aptly named Schwangermelon kettle sour.
The schwangermelon takes on a perfectly clear, extremely light-yellow appearance, gaining little in the way of colour from the fruit additions. Certainly, the watermelon is dominant in the aroma, but it also brings with it some earthiness, the rind really going to work, along with a touch of funk. This version is a touch more sour than previous iterations of Schwang too, with the juicy watermelon flavours that follow balanced out by that increasing sour, which leaves a slight pucker on the first sip.
It's sweet up front, tart and dry on the finish. Light, fruity and low in booze, the Schwang rolls on.
Published November 17, 2019 2019-11-17 00:00:00