For those who were members back in October 2020, you might recall we featured the second iteration of the Uiltje ‘My Life Span’ series. We missed a couple but I’m happy to say here is ‘number 5’.
It is a NEIPA of 7.5%, and showcases two experimental hops. The first is HBC 472, a hop which is said to offer cream, vanilla and wood flavours, with a little citrus. The other is HBC 520, which again has vanilla and citra notes.
That is pretty much what I get in the beer. The vanilla gives an early sweetness, supplemented by a fruit salad aroma. The citrus seems more there in the flavour than the aroma. The beer is finished with London Fog yeast, which is viewed as the go-to NEIPA’s.
There is a lovely soft sweetness to this beer, and it masks and trace of alcohol so well. There is just a little warmth right on the aftertaste to give any hint that this is a reasonably strong beer.
Another well-done NEIPA from out Dutch hop-masters.