Another lovely little gift from a friend at work this is another not to distant brewery based out of Dalston, in London in the form of 40FT Brewery. Named after the fact that when they started, they began brewing out of two 20ft shipping containers, this is a can of ‘Dalston Sunrise’ part of their core range. It’s a Hazy Pale Ale at 4.4% ABV that I must admit I have had on draft before but never in canned format.
Pours a hazy straw colour. A very strange nose on this beer that is heavily floral but in all honesty is a tad hard to identify. This floral nature is present in the flavour as well. There is a consistent bitterness throughout the beer as well as a light splashing of stone fruits mixed in as well. The floral bitterness is a little overbearing to begin with but it becomes more enjoyable to drink as you go on.
A quick note on the can art: A fairly self explanatory design this. A literal sunrise over a Dalston skyline. I think the silhouette rising from the base of the can works very well.
This was a very bizarre one to review. Having had it previously on draft it was a really lovely, refreshing beer but this can of ‘Dalston Sunrise’ comes across quite different. There is a much stronger bitterness and a heavy floral aspect than what I remembered. As you continue drinking I found myself becoming more accustomed to it and enjoying it more. This discrepancy is not to say it’s a bad beer just comes across differently and personally, for my tastes I enjoyed it on draft much more. If you see it in a pub I can thoroughly recommend it in that format.
Score: 7.5/10 (From Keg) 5.5/10 (From Can)
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- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.4%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!