I really like the look of the Stone & Wood bottles, clean and simple with a really nice collection of colours to their different beers.
First statement that this beer makes is lively! It shoots out of the bottle and you have to make sure it doesn’t go everywhere. It has large bubbles and significant carbonation which creates a monster head. After it has settled down, it is a cloudy ale with light tones, much like a wheat beer.
This has a monster fruity aroma which stomps on you when you smell it. I love it! The combination of fruity aroma is also combined with boardwalks and collecting shells on a summer’s day. It has a stomp of aroma which really livens up the beer.
The fruity aroma is evident in the beer too as the tastes from the glass power through. Once the initial fruit goes away, you get a much more watery flavour of bitterness and hops coming through to a bitter-sweet aftertaste. Unfortunately in my view, the strong fruity tastes do mask what would be an excellent bitter and hop aftertaste, and the aftertaste combination is not quite right. However, do not let that distract you from a bold and unique beer.
Summary. This beer hits you in the face like The Terminator in a Laura Ashley dress. The strong fruity aroma and flavours dominate and you have to be a fan of these kinds of flavours to really enjoy the beer.