Welcome to the 102nd edition of The Midweek Drink on this glorious Autumn day in October…or shall I say, Spooktober. Yes, it’s that time of the year again where we go out, look our scariest with cheap plastic masks; clones of people going door-to-door as this year’s Marvel character or a Squid Game Guard, and demanding to be given sugary treats that will range from a chocolate bar to a piece of fruit. If you are one of those who give out the latter, don’t be surprised if you receive more than just a trick yourself.
For this weeks Midweek Drink, I have had the pleasure to review another beverage made by the guys at Lowtide Brewing: The Cosmic Turtle.
A brief history of Lowtide Brewing
Before Lowtide Brewing came about, the founders, Rob & Dave, opened their very own site n the Summer of 2019 that would seek the best alcohol-free craft beers around the world and the UK. After exploring for the best craft beers, they felt that the world could do with more choice. So they took it upon themselves and began brewing their very own AF craft beers and from that Lowtide Brewing was born and is widely recognised for its unique beers and artwork.
Three senses and a beverage
The Cosmic Turtle is an alcohol-free NEIPA (New England India Pale Ale) with a ABV of <0.5% and is produced in a 440ml can. The artwork on the can (credit to @john__miles) depicts an out-of-this-world tortoise with a freakishly long neck, multiple horns on top of its head, and a shell made from colourful and exotic looking stones.
The ingredients used are: water, hops, yeast, oats, barley, wheat.
A Vegan friendly NEIPA that has a clear pale yellow tone; with highly active streams of carbonation rising to the top where they eventually finish their journey to manifest into a thin, white head, and an aroma of tropical fruits delight the nostrils which is pretty common in most India Pale Ale beverages.
A very sweet, hoppy taste is the first thing that I notice as I sip eloquently (which turns into larger and faster sips due to the enjoyment of reviewing this), with the addition of tropical fruits blending beautifully, whilst finally finishing off with a dry bitter finish that lingers for quite some time. With a thin and light body, this gives the NEIPA the final touch of being a satisfactory beverage to consume.