We’re reviewing the entire Northern Powerhouse Brew Series – this is the third beer we tried, after 008 and 006. An interesting beer, it seems to lie right in the middle of the previous two in terms of flavour, if not ABV.
The pour is positively luminous, pouring a thick and juicy, off-yellow (if that’s not a colour, it is now). The aroma is that big old, citra hop cutting through predominantly, but I also get a slight grassy hit from it, which isn’t unusual for me and this particular hop.
By the way, I love savoury flavours from hops. It’s not a negative and I often have people tell me they get no savoury from the beers I do, and that’s the wonder of the sense of taste – we’re all unique. Where I taste onion (mosaic, mmm) others get nothing of the sort.
The flavour mirrors the scent; big citrus fruit hops with a gorgeous bitter hop finish which resonates with my taste buds as herbal, grassy and oniony. Northern Monk are my local brewery as far as I’m concerned here in Leeds. I’ve got so much time for them and their presence in and around the city.