I had a few people visit on New Year's Eve. One of these people kindly left a six-pack of this stuff.
Matso's brew the kind of beer that, frankly, doesn't sound appealing to me. Flavoured with fruits and spices and so forth. Not the sort of thing I usually like. But, hey, it's summer and it's hot and there's beer in the fridge that's maybe more approachable than the line-up of beastly IPAs I recently purchased. So, er, yeah. Here we go. It smells sweet. Fruity. Like, er, lychees (and that whole family--rambutans, longans). To my mind this is not encouraging but, hey, at least I know when Matso's say they've made a lychee beer they weren't fucking around. Anyway, on the palate, it's like a really, really, really light ale with a mild hoppiness and a whole lot of lychee. A flavour, too, that reminds me of musk stick lollies. It's not bad--much better than I expected--but it's clearly one of those things where a little bit is a lot.