Gweilo

Hong Kong NEIPA (4.9% ABV, can)
I didn’t read the can as I try not to before a tasting — so I’m not swayed by the tasting notes — and I noticed after I poured that it said “gently roll the can before opening”, so I may not have done it justice photographically. Hazy gold with a white head, there are big hop notes on the nose — resinous, piney, with lychees. On the palate, there’s a pleasing NEIPA dankness, and plenty of juice, with grapefruit and tropical notes, as well as a lovely smoothness. There’s some biscuit malt balance. Herbal notes grow towards the finish, and some pineapple flavour kicks in. Decent.
Buy it: I was sent mine by Gweilo. It’s available on the brewery website.
(5th January, 2021)

Gweilo Hong Kong NEIPA

Seeker DIPA (8.5% ABV, can)
Hazy, sandy gold with a white head, this has big hops on the nose: an inviting resinous, herbal, goosberry aroma. On the palate, stone fruit comes through: peach, mango, with that resinous dankness, and gooseberry and lychee on the finish, combined with a good smooth mouthfeel. You do get a sense of the 8.5% ABV strength, but take it steady. It’s worth savouring.
Buy it: I was sent mine by Gweilo. It’s available on the brewery website.
(7th January, 2021)

Suduko (6% ABV, can)
A golden stout — now here’s a curiosity! It’s hazy golden, although it was clearer before I poured a bit of yeast sdeiment in by accident. The off-white head lingers nicely. It definitely smells, counterintuitively, of roast malt, with some coffee, too. Like a photo negative black IPA. Gosh, it really drinks like a stout, a milk stout, in fact, the vanilla in the recipe offering a lactose sort of effect. There’s a lovely smooth body, and what there is in the way of hops manifets itself in quite a herbal way, but it’s barely noticeable against the creamy sweetness. Yes, a golden stout is a bit of a gimmick, but, regardless of its colour, it’s a decent, easy-drinking, satisfying stout.
Buy it: I was sent mine by Gweilo. It’s available on the brewery website.
(6th January, 2021)

Gweilo Suduko

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