Unbeliever is a widely used term. You could be an unbeliever in aliens, as this can design suggests, or an unbeliever in politics. Some people are even unbelievers in science.
Personally, i’m an unbeliever in this beer.
A rhubarb crumble sour which constitutes rhubarb puree and juice that’s added to an oaty base, with a hint of vanilla. For me it was a bit bland, reasonable rhubarb flavour but not much else going on.
There’s a subtle sweetness in the aroma which is paired with quite an intense rhubarb scent that unfortunately isn’t a sign of things to come.
The pour is quite dark with a pinky hue from the rhubarb and the initial flavour is very tart, the rhubarb flavour coming through nicely to create the kind of fruity tang that only rhubarb can.
Quite a light sour, the rhubarb is largely the only flavour that I got with little in the way of sweetness or vanilla to balance it out; the aftertaste relying heavily on the sharp rhubarb and malty finish to provide some variety.
If it was billed as a rhubarb sour it would have scored higher, but as a rhubarb crumble I would have expected it to have more sweet flavours to provide some crumble for the rhubarb.
As with all of Abbeydale’s beers, the can is quite intense and dramatic. Much like the Salvation stout we reviewed, the can featured an even full of drama - in this case an actual alien abduction ocurring from a fluting saucer.
It’s all dark and forresty with the saucer and it’s tractor beam (?) bursting with brightness, with a background of yellow and dark grey lines to add more contrast.
These cans are fantastic, even if the beer’s not as good as expected you can always be confident that the cans will stand out.
You can get it from Abbeydale’s own beer shop when it’s back in stock or you can get it from your local bottle shop - we got ours, as always, from Beer Central.