De Kromme Haring Barbarian Fishing V6 Double NEIPA
From Utrecht, the Netherlands, we received a can of a Double NEIPA 8% abv brewed by "De Kromme Haring" microbrewery/brewpub, called Barbarian Fishing - Version number 6 - which combines 5 different hop varieties: Columbus, Centennial, Citra, Amarillo and El Dorado.
The grain list calls for Pale, Oat, Wheat, Carapils and Munich.
The yeast is Wyeast 1318.
Let's start to talk about this beer from its label. First word is: Wow! It’s beautiful and funny, it's a cartoon-like drawing. I like it so much!
Now the beer.
Once opened and poured into the glass, this Double NEIPA looks very cloudy as the style requires.
The foam is great with little bubbles and a nice head retention, it is not particularly persistent but it will remain on the top of your beer until the glass will be empty.
The color is golden, with orange shades. It’s gorgeous!
The smell of this NEIPA is resinous with intense notes of hops, a little fruity and floral with a sweet hint of malt.
On the palate, sip after sip, there are still resinous notes with a fruit flavor, on the back there is some of citrusy and a sweet/caramel taste. Bitterness is low. The body is smooth and silky, a really full-body beer. Alchool (8.0 % ABV) is not perceptible. The final has a sweet aftertaste, combined with the hops flavor, that fills your taste buds with a long, flavorfull and delicious finish.
Overall a very good Double NEIPA. The aromatic profile is delicious and there is everything you want in a NEIPA. The combination of ingredients is perfectly balanced resulting in a very drinkable beer, despite the high alcohol content.
As the label says: “Dangerously drinkable.”