Panhead Batch 206

Just released in six-packs, the strikingly packaged Sandman makes a new addition to the Panhead core range.  Super fresh and juicy aromas of pineapple, passionfruit and melon on the nose.  Delightfully refreshing on the palate, with more tropical and crisp white fruit flavours over a hyper-clean malt base.  The lower 5.2 per cent ABV keeps the body light and mobile, staying exceptionally clean while maintaining a fairly low bitterness.  A refreshing, superbly drinkable and precise hazy that packs in plenty of juice without becoming overripe or overbearing.  With temperatures on the rise I’ve been pouring this one extra cold, which I find really amplifies that incredible crispness.

Panhead Batch 206

A couple of years ago I visited Panhead brewery, the jewel in the crown of Upper Hutt’s Brewtown.  As with all such visits, when it came to the taproom, I skipped straight past the core range and got stuck into tasting the experimental one-off brews that I wouldn’t...

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