Pine isn't something that you associate with fruit, unless you like munching on pine cones. This one though is very misleading in that way.
Pine Trail won the Best Pale Ale (Low Volume) category at the World Beer Awards 2020, and was also the winner of the UK category along with a host of other awards for Big Drop's trophy cabinet.
This is just one of many beers that are winning awards with Big Drop and you can be sure that they don't let no alcohol mean no flavour.
The can pop yields some beautiful flora, fragrant fruitiness that hints at sweetness but also has a touch of grassiness about it. It's full of aroma and it's a taste of what's to come.
The pour is quote a deep colour for a pale ale, with a crisp white head that forms well. The initial flavour is a little bitter but not unpleasant, swiftly changing into a crisp and refreshing fruity flavour that's a little tropical, but not too heavy on the tartness.
The aftertaste brings more pine, grassy notes to the fore, but maintains a subtle sweetness that makes it such a refreshing drink.
The can, like all Big Drop's designs, it pretty straight forward. In this one the big drop on the front is turquoise against a dark blue background, with streaks of lighter blue all around it gives a pretty good impression of a pine forest.
The rest of the design is fairly simple, the name of the brewery and beer features prominently on the front along with the beer style, and there is the badge certifying it as less than 0.5%. Less is more, truly.
We picked it up at Morrisons and you can get yours in most big brand supermarkets in their beer aisle.
If you want to get your hands on this award-winning beer online then you can buy it from Big Drop's site or the Wise Bartender for just £1.79.