BREWER: Jopen, North Holland
Errrr.. nice enough beer this.
Errrr.. nose coming from da Mooie has a pleasant enough caramel tone.
Errrr… all in all this brew is packaged up well enough, I suppose.
To be really honest it’s hard to get excited about MNIPA but to be fair I wasn’t particularly disappointed either. This Dutch brew does have a piece de resistance but I’ll leave that until the end (no peeking now).
Look, Mooie Nel is an absolutely fine beer. The taste is good though doesn’t hang around long. There is a good bitter hit in the middle, though that bitter hit was a little clunky which suggests with a little more care in the brew this IPA could be elevated from pretty good to GOOD!
As said Mooie Nel is a decent enough beer but it won’t make it into the tales of ale when reminiscing about the good ol’ days.
MNIPA’s piece de reinvest (that is Dutch for Piece de resistance, if you’ve lost it a bit, which means masterpiece for if you’ve totally lost yourself recently) is that it is smoother than Rick the Slick sipping liquid silk from a Cashmere flute.
Poet, don’t ya know it.
Jymi’s Rating: 66%
Sammy’s Rating: 71%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 68.5%
MOB review next weekend: BROKEN DREAM by SIREN CRAFT BREW
DARK DAYS ARE A COMIN’