So I’ve been meaning to buy The Big Kahuna Coconut Brown Ale by Batch Brewing Co. for a while now, so I was happy to find it in this months Craft Cartel subscription box! Let’s do this!
What they say: Cowabunga, dude! Before Batch was a twinkle in Chris and Andrew’s eyes, they were, like, totally on Waikiki beach, on holidays from jobs they weren’t really doing anymore anyway, and they were just like, woah, let’s do a coconut beer. And they did. Sweet story bro, but not as sweet as this winter brown ale. The Big Kahuna has some gnarly malt complexity, giving it a rich and flavoursome maltiness without ever blowing out the sweetness, man. Like, then they add toasted coconut into the mash, then into the boil, then into the fermentor, so that some super fragrant coconut aromas get mad air out of the glass. So wax your board and raise a glass to the winter months with some tropical tunes, colourful shirts and a bomber of the Big Kahuna. Mahalo, bro!
What I say: I haven’t had many (any?) brown ales, so I don’t have much to compare this against. But as per usual, Batch do not disappoint. It’s dark brown, malty sweet, smooth and has a subtle coconut flavour. It’s nice! I’ll definitely have to try more brown ales, and everything Batch has to offer! 😊🍺
But what would I know? I’m just a guy that loves great beer 😊🍺
8 out of 10
Brewery: Batch Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale – American
Format: 440ml can
Bought from: Craft Cartel