This oddly specific name relates to the tufts of twine that get caught in the wires that hold the bines of harvested hops on hop farms, most noticeable after a big harvest.
It brings fond memories for the Cloudwater brewers of times spent in Upper Moutere, a place in New Zealand where hops are grown for use in all kinds of beers.
This pilsner uses a variety called pacific jade which is known for it's bittering qualities, making it perfect for use in a pilsner.
Tufts of Twine in Upper Moutere: Taste Test
The nose gives nothing away, with a hint of hop to the aroma which is followed by a very clean pour with a gorgeous crisp white head.
The flavour is much more revealing and initially is quite bitter, but this soon develops into a more subtle, fruity quality that is delightful with the bitterness which is present all the way through, albeit in a subtle way.
The aftertaste again sees the flavour fade to more bitterness and the hoppy, delicate malt flavour you get from a good pilsner. It's not going to win any awards for innovation, but it's a wonderful pilsner that's well worth a taste.
Tufts of Twin in Upper Moutere: Can Notes
Bright, blue sky intersected by a wire which, we can only assume, is taken from a picture from an Upper Moutere hop farm.
A wire the length of the can with tufts of twine from the bines is the main eye-catching feature, but on such a vivid blue can you only need a little change in design to catch your eye.
Cloudwater's branding features on the front as always, with the beer name not actually that evident on the can which is unusual, and does make you think the beer is just called 'Pilsner', rather than then much more interesting 'Tufts of Twine in Upper Moutere'.
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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.