Tallboy & Moose Spring Chicken & Crayzon

Tallboy and Moose

Released August 20, 2021

Well, here’s a couple of releases from Tallboy & Moose that let us know a seasonal change is on its way. Like the sun bursting out from behind a cloud, the Spring Chicken comes to life in the shape of the Preston brewpub's juicy pale ale, which was first brewed as a hazy IPA but has been given a little tweak. Here the focus is the hop BRU-1, known for pineapple and floral characteristics, and one of the few hops out there that offers precious little in the way of puns (that's not a challenge – come to think of it, there is some room to manoeuvre there).

Here it provides soft tropical juice that leans a little towards pineapple and, more specifically, is quite close to those yellow and green soft lollies. That flavour coupled with the beer's soft body and limited bitterness makes it the kind of beer you'd likely enjoy by the pint, in a beer garden, with the spring sun on your back. I can picture it now.

Crayzon, on the other hand, is a traditional beer made with some new techniques, with Tallboy trailing a new yeast strain and using Cryo Loral in the dry-hop. Thus, while the saison has all the classic spice and herbal notes you'd expect from such a beer, they're a little more present than in classic versions of the style. Alongside that, there's a touch of mandarin and melon, a further fruitiness from the yeast esters, and a substantial dryness too.

Will Ziebell

Style
Hazy Pale Ale & Dry Hopped Saison
ABV
5.5% & 5.9%
Name
Tallboy and Moose
Address

270 Raglan Street
Preston
VIC 3072

Phone
(03) 9484 7803
Open Hours

Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 5pm to 11pm
Friday: 5pm to 1am
Saturday: 1pm to 1am
Sunday: 1pm to 9pm

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