Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 7 23830 12047 1
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Ring-pull can

More about Lagunitas 12th of Never Ale

Produced by: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Owned by: Heineken International
UK distribution by: Heineken UK Ltd
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alc./vol: 5.5%

Proof: 11°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of United States United States

First brewed in June 2016, 12th of Never was canned as a Lagunitas “UnLimited Release” a year later. The brewers describe the beer as a “deliciously bitter-esque pale-ish ale with a hoppy tropical bite”, a “hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice.”

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 26/06/2017

Appearance:

(sample can best before 23/Mar/18) Hazy, amber yellow with a retentive off-white head and spotted lacing.

Aroma:

White grapefruit and lemon zest, lemongrass, white bread dough, baked white bread, passion fruit and white petal floral notes.

Taste:

Zesty grapefruit and lemon, passion fruit, mango, tart pineapple, cream of coconut and crusty white bread toned by assertive hop bitterness. Faint floral notes.

Aftertaste:

White pepper spiced tropical fruit – particularly passion fruit and tart pineapple, with cleansing light bitterness.

Overall:

Masses of tropical fruit and hints of rich coconut, balanced and freshened by zesty citrus and assertive hop bitterness.

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