Lagers are a classic beer style that originated in Germany and Bohemia in the 19th century. They have since become one of the most popular beers globally and are loved for their crisp, clean and refreshing taste. The Blue Monkey Kongo Craft Lager is a new addition to the Blue Monkey Brewery range and is a modern twist on the traditional lager style. In this review, we’ll take a look at what makes the Blue Monkey Kongo Craft Lager special and why it could be the perfect beer for your next session.

First impressions of the Kongo Craft Lager are excellent. The beer has a deep golden colour with plenty of carbonation, giving it a lively appearance. The aroma is yeasty, with a mix of bready malt flavours. This is a lager that looks and smells promising, and we couldn’t wait to take a sip.

The yeasty aroma continues when you take a sniff of the beer, but once you get used to it, you can detect sweet bready notes. The head of the beer is initially big and frothy but settles into a creamy, close-knit formation. The yeasty aroma is not quite traditional and reminds us of something closer to a checked pilsner, with hints of fruitiness that gives it a unique character.

Once you take a sip of the Kongo Craft Lager, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its crisp and refreshing taste. The carbonation is light, and there’s a bit of bitterness that welcomes you but also lets you know that this beer will not leave you feeling parched. The middle of the tongue towards the back of the palate is where the beer really shines. It’s not too thick, but it’s not splashy either. The beer’s body is well-balanced, and it feels good in the mouth.

On the swallow, the beer has a crisp bitter bite that quickly gives way to traditional sweet bready flavours. There are also low-key floral and fruit notes, with hints of citrus and blackberry. These flavours add a slight sharpness to the beer that makes it an excellent thirst quencher.

The Kongo Craft Lager is a beer that impresses. It’s not just refreshing and thirst-quenching, but it also has a unique character that sets it apart from other lagers. The beer’s light body and crisp finish make it the perfect beer for a summer day, and its fruity notes will have you reaching for another. If you’re a fan of lagers and are looking for something a little bit different, then the Blue Monkey Kongo Craft Lager is definitely worth a try.

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