The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Striding Edge
October 14, 2019
Northern Monk - Striding Edge
Sat down to crack open this 2nd beer of the day after our Candian Thanksgiving roast went down a treat! This can has the traditional monk logo on a black and silver landscape of looming stormy mountains....it's damn cool!
Pretty pants can opening was followed immediately by a deliciously light piney aromatic smell shooting up to my nose. The proceeding swig had a really powerful (if not slightly top heavy) hit of hops which delivered a rush to the system, then a quite soft citrusy and zesty climax. To be honest, as I went along I found the smell alot better than the balance of taste, there was just too much of an opening kick of hops compared to the fruity counter that I got in return.
Definitely citrusy, zesty and nice and refreshing, but just not quite balanced enough for me....at 2.8% it'll sure give you a refreshing beer of an evening though.