Karoo Brewing Passion Smash

IMG_4109.JPG
Passion Smash

Brewery: Karoo Brewing
Town:
Paarl
Style:
Single malt, single hop pale ale
Color: amber

Head: white, creamy, thinning
Nose: sweetly hoppy

Body:
medium, medium carbonation
Palate: balanced, hoppy

Finish: clean, slightly bitter

Served: from a bottle bought at the brewery

Impression:  Loved the Karoo beers when in Kruger so made a special trip to the brewery. I knew most of the beers from our Safari trip but there were a few single hop varietal brews mostly available in bottles and this one was brewed with Southern Passion hops grown in South Africa. I liked the Azacca Smash on tap at the brewery so bought a bottle of both the Passion Smash and Chinook Smash to sample later. Southern Passion hops are evidently great for brewing session beers and this one had that feel and taste. I only had the one bottle but felt I could drink quite a few more of them. It certainly was a hoppy beer but well-rounded.

How about another South African craft beer?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.