Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Tasty Juice by Lervig
Beer Name: Tasty Juice
Brewer: Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Stavanger, Norway
Date Sampled: 12th April 2017
Serving Type: Can
In a recent blog post I touched upon the strength of the craft beer market in Scandinavia. Levig, based in Stavanger, are one of Norway's most established and wide reaching beer exporters, with a huge range of core, seasonal and special release beers.
Tasty Juice is a double hopped IPA which has generated a huge amount of excitement, not surprising considering the buzz around hazy New England style IPAs.
There's no doubt that it looks the part; in the glass it is an opaque murky burnt orange with a small white head. My fiancée actually thought I was drinking a big glass of fresh juice.
The aroma is fresh soft fruit with mango and peach particularly prominent.
It has a medium body but very little carbonation, making it feel very smooth in the mouth.
The fruits carry through nicely into the flavour, but before things become too sweet a bold grapefruit pithy bitterness takes over, and it's that grapefruit that stays strong in the aftertaste. This jaw tightening bitterness just leaves you wanting to take another sip.
Tasty Juice is another of these new style IPAs that would baffle anyone not used to the genre; it may not taste like beer (at least as some people would recognise) but it's delicious and I could easily plough through a few cans of this!