When you are the owner of one of the world’s best breweries, what beer do you decide to supply at your wedding? Well if you are John Brus from De Molen, you leave the decision in the hands of your brewing team!
So we may not have received an invite to the celebration, but we can feel slightly part of the proceedings by getting to try John & Petra’s (Sjonnie & Peet’s) wedding beer.
It’s a reasonably sessionable IPA, loaded with US hops. Columbus for bittering, Citra is the late hop addition, and then dry-hopping is done with Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic. And its not a NEIPA!
There is a good level of tropical fruit sweetness from all those fruity hops, as well as a dose of caramel in the malt body. There is also pine and orange citrus with a soft carbonation that adds to a nicely balanced IPA.
This is a return to the more old-school style of IPA from De Molen, that they more commonly produced a few years back.