Off-piste is generally reserved for the pros, the guys who know what they're doing and don't need a lane to tell them where to ski.
This is more, green route than off-piste though, unfortunately.
Like squirrels and woodland creatures, this one is BIG on the nuts; but there's not much else about it which is a real shame because what's there is great.
The aroma is a gorgeous nuttiness that promises a lot of flavour, accompanied by a creamy and smooth pour that really allows that nuttiness and roasty scent to flourish.
The body is light but creamy, but the hazelnuts really work hard in this beer. The immediate flavour is quite metallic which does give way fairly quickly into that deep, nutty flavour that hazelnuts are known for.
There's little to speak of of any other flavour though, and the earthy, nuttiness remains unbalanced until the aftertaste, where there's a hint of sweetness but nothing to balance the super-nuts that take over.
Big Drop have chosen a background of mountains, set on a really shiny, purple label that contrasts wonderfully with the turquoise 'drop' on the front of the label.
The mountain profiles give it a real edge and catch your eye, it's certainly a beer you'd be interested in taking a closer look at regardless of whether it's alcohol-free.
This is another of our Wise Bartender buys, and you can grab yours for the low price of £1.89. That's way cheaper than a pair of skis, and this way you can head straight to the apres-ski and not boher bother with the cold wet stuff.