Name: Sun Gazer
Brewery: Darling Brew
Country: South Africa
Style: Light Lager
Rating: 3.75 / 5
We’re moving house in 2 days time. So that means we’re working pretty hard right now: packing, taking smaller things over to the new house etc. So yesterday after we’d packed a van of stuff (how do we accumulate so much…?) to take to the new place, we really wanted a beer. But mindful of the fact that we still had to unpack stuff and come home to do more packing, we wanted something… light. Also, we had to drive. So not something heavy on the ABV scale.
Luckily as part of our latest Monthly Club from League of Beers, we had this little beauty from Darling. At only 2.6% alcohol, it was the best we could do to satisfy the beer monsters as well as keep sober. The Sun Gazer is part of Darling’s latest range of new brews (of which there are many).
It is a light lager, so it pours out a light golden honey colour with a good amount of carbonation and head. It has a slightly bready aroma, which is typical to the style as well as a lovely balance of malt and hop bitterness.
It’s exactly what you want from a light lager; easy to drink, crisp and flavourful without being rich. I really enjoyed this one. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
P.S I haven’t mentioned label design in a while, and I really admire Darling’s labels. This one is no different – the Sun Gazer lizard is so cool and the yellow and black photographs really well.