Dessert In A Can: Pineapple Upside Down Cake Review
Pineapple Upside Down cake isn't the most popular dessert, at least not in the UK, but it is undoubtedly a winning combination of flavours because pineapple goes well on anything. Anything.
Amundsen are famous for their massive, big-flavoured stouts and this is no exception: lots of strength backed up with a big flavour bill makes it sweet, cakey and strong which worked really well in such a small can, but it's definitely the kind of beer that is one to sip not smash.
DIAC Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Taste Test
Like other beers from the Dessert in a Can series, there's a big boozy hit which gives it a strong aroma, combined with a sweet-fruitiness that comes from the pineapple, but it's more of a pineapple cubes type of artificial aroma rather than a fresh pineapple aroma.
The pour is thick, with a lot of body and the strength gives it a rich, deep texture that allows the flavours to unfold. The artificial pineapple flavour remains in the flavour profile, along with a malty breadiness that brings a more cake-like dimension to the table which works well.
The big flavours are well balanced and it's an enjoyable drink, the strength provides an afterburn which is similar to a spirit, with the sweetness and cakey flavour really living up to the 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake' bio of the beer. The aftertaste tones down the sweetness and is malty and slightly bitter, with a pleasant afterburn.
DIAC: Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Can Notes
Looks of 'ooziness' in this can design, which is remiscent of all of the Dessert In A Can designs. The ooze in this case is pineapple yellow, with lots of dessert-type food present on the label including donuts, sweets and cherries.
The font style and writing is the same across all can designs, with the colour scheme the only real factor of changes. They're instantlyr ecognisable as the DIAC series and each design's colour scheme is relevant to it's flavour.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.