Carton Coffee & Pavlova

Work has been crazy this week, so as usual, I’m significantly behind on my posts. The beer store by my job gets really good Carton distribution, so I was able to pick this up there.

ABV: 12%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Coffee & Pavlova is a continuation of the Regular Coffee game. Our golden imperial coffee cream ale has been finished with strawberries and kiwi. Much like Regular Coffee looks to evoke an amusing version of the acidic bitter coffee curbed by milk and sugar that starts a day in a paper cup, Coffee & Pavlova imagines a creamy cup of coffee drunk with light, crisp and fruity confection, outside the theater on a tour to the summer-side of the world during our winter. Drink Coffee & Pavlova, and knock your slippers off.”

Random: This beer clocks in at 20 IBUs.

The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange color with a decent amount of carbonation. The nose started with kiwi and strawberry. It then went into blonde coffee and lactose. The taste started with the same strawberry and kiwi notes, which gave the beer a lot of sweetness. It transitioned into blonde coffee, caramel and white sugar. The alcohol was noticeable, but not overwhelming. It had a thicker mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with kiwi and strawberry. I thought this was an interesting take on the Regular Coffee series and would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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