Aroma – Massive up front fruit with strong freshly crushed grain. Passionfruit and lychees predominate with a stonefruit undertone – fruit salad on weetbix. Grassiness from three Nelson hop varieties compliment the fruit to give an aroma reminiscent of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but the grunt in the palate leaves you in no doubt that this is a very serious beer.
Body & Mouthfeel – Very smooth with a gorgeous lingering finish.
“Croucher Pale Ale pours a beautiful burnished gold with a thick collar of foam. It throws a punchy malt nose with lashings of tropical fruit. In the glass, it has a full, biscuity body with pronounced orange and caramel notes. The beer finishes strongly with a lingering dry finish which leaves you immediately ready for the next taste.”
– Neil Miller, Beer Commentator