Metazoa Brewing Unicorn Splash
What the brewers say
Flaked wheat and rice allow for the very dry character of this beer. Bittered with Citra hops and relying on Simcoe and Mosaic for its aroma.
What our panel thought
Aroma of (maybe overripe) pineapple and dirt. Some earthy or wet hay also. Medium malt aromas of toast-ed white bread in the background. Hops flavor strong and fruity with stone fruit and tropical notes. Light malt barely supports the medium hops bitterness, with light lingering astringency. Hops flavor in aftertaste turns earthy and musty.
What our editors thought
Bold but bright, the nose is a bit like sun shining on pineapple and guava next to a white-wine spritzer with a citrus twist. Building this level of flavor into such a weightless beer is a feat, and the perfectly matched, very light bitterness still offers structure and rhythm to the airy sip. A considerable feat, thoroughly well executed.