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Brew Review No.3 – Mojo Pale Ale

Tim

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Mojo, a Pale Ale from Robinsons brewery, the very same brewery that brought us “Old Tom”. Here’s what they say about it;

Clean, refreshing straw coloured ale with exotic hops from America and New Zealand.

Mojo flings luscious, tropical fruit onto your expectant taste buds and has an aroma to arouse the senses.”

Sounds delicious, let’s see if it can match up to the description!

 

Appearance

A golden/straw coloured pale ale, with large but slow rising bubbles. Develops a nice dense white head when poured. The branding is quite attractive and colourful, featuring 60’s style design. I couldn’t find a description of the taste on the label, which is quite frustrating.

 

Aroma

As soon as the cap came off of this bottle I was hit with an amazing aroma, wow!  It smells like a deliciously fruity wine and apricots.It reminds me of Shloer. It doesn’t stop there, a lovely malt sweetness is also intertwined with the fruit notes. What a fantastic smelling beer. If I had to guess I’d say that the aroma hops were Nelson Sauvin.

Taste

After such a pleasant aroma I dove into this beer expecting big things, but it just didn’t deliver. A little of the fruitiness comes through but the flavour is very lacklustre and soft. Uncomplimentary, watery, yet dominating biscuit and malt sweetness follows the overly muted wine and fruit flavours. The finish is also quite unpleasant, reminiscent of that lingering smell the night after a house party, stale beer and dregs of wine. What it needs is a little bite of acidity to lift it, as it stands I can’t say that I enjoyed the taste.

 

Final Thoughts

An amazing smelling beer, showcasing some of the fantastic aromas that can be achieved with hops. Unfortunately, the flavour lets it down, it’s lacking something to balance out the soft maltiness.

THE PAW SCORE

” Uncomplimentary, watery, yet dominating biscuit and malt sweetness follows the overly muted wine and fruit flavours.”

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