Beer Review: MAUI LA PEROUSE WHITE

Beer Review: MAUI LA PEROUSE WHITE

The Maui La Perouse White pours a hazy pastel yellow that stubbornly holds onto its opacity, allowing no light to pierce through. An assertive pour results in a substantial foamy white head, which, though impressive at first, rapidly diminishes into a delicate white film.

Aroma:

From a distance of about a foot, the aroma immediately reveals a spicy Belgian yeast character. Upon closer inspection, intricate layers unfold, featuring notes of fresh flowers, passion fruit, and a hint of citrus. The olfactory experience is a dance between robust spiciness and delicate fruity nuances.

Taste:

The flavor profile follows the Belgian tradition with a pronounced spiciness derived from the Belgian yeast. Coriander takes center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of clove and lightly toasted pale malts. The addition of fresh local Mandarin oranges introduces a refreshing burst of citrus that lingers, concluding with a final flourish of spiciness.

Mouthfeel:

A full-bodied character, coupled with lively carbonation, gives the Maui La Perouse White a dynamic and engaging mouthfeel. The effervescence contributes to the overall sensory experience, enhancing the beer’s presence on the palate.

Overall:

In a genre that often leaves me indifferent, the Maui La Perouse White managed to make an impression with its commendable flavor profile and approachable drinkability. Despite my usual reservations towards this style, the beer’s complexity and enjoyable characteristics prove that sometimes, exceptions are worth exploring.