Tides are strange things. Anyone who's ever looked at a tide table or heard the shipping forecast will attest to this. Luckily there's nothing strange about this alcohol-free lager from Sambrook's.
Using a mixture of hops Sambrook's have created a lager that's full bodied and crisp, something that's pretty unusual in the alcohol-free beer arena.
Sambrook's even go to the trouble of pairing it with food styles on their brewery store - simple, clean foods. Whatever they are.
It's malty in everything it does this one, from the moment the can's popped it oozes malt aromas. The pour's a lovely deep amber colour that creates the crisp, white head that you want to drink a lager through.
The initial taste is quite bitter which would be the wakatua hop, although despite the bitterness the fruitiness doesn't follow and it creates a subtle metallic flavour.
That doesn't last though and the malt comes to save the day, being prominent in the finish and into the aftertaste to leave a flavour that's similar to a pilsner.
It looks like a summer's evening, with the light blue and dark blue accents working well to provide contrast against the pale yellow sun on the horizon.
The sun's rays are a nice tough too, helping to blend the colours of the can and make it genuinely lovely to look at.
Sambrook's logo takes centre stage at the top with the beer name and style right across the middle in bold, white font to make it stand out. What I really like about Sambrook's can designs is their inclusion of the hops used on the can - something for the hop connoisseur.
Check out the Sambrook's web store to get your hands on this pilsner-style lager that's all the taste but none of the alcohol.
Luckily by buying online, you won't need to worry about the tide either.