Reviewed: Omnipollo Lustro
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Omnipollo (Contract brewed at Dorchester Brewing) – Omnipollo Lustro – 12 oz. can poured into speciality glassware – 8.0% abv.
I sampled this from a 12oz can with no canned-on date, just a printed batch code on the bottom. I’m loving the label artwork: modern and minimalist with all of the pertinent information about the beer on the reverse side. It’s a neat concept.
In the glass, Lustro is lightly hazy, super bright straw colored with healthy, lasting, white foam. The nose begins with explosive passion fruit. It’s incredibly robust but sadly volatile as it dissipates quickly. What remains aroma-wise reminds me of lemon-scented candle. As it warms up, it double down on the waxy aroma.
Digging into this beer, the flavor begins a bit bland and the mid-palate is rough and too dry for this style. There’s a similarly biting, sharp finish. The ABV here at 8% is overwhelming since the beer is dry, sharp, and super light-bodied. It doesn’t make for a proper vehicle to handle 8%, so the end result is what I would imagine a Session IPA spiked with gin would taste like. There’s nothing bad or offensive about that, I am just left scratching my head with this one. The looks and aroma hint at something more juicy and refreshing with the light SRM and passion fruit. But the flavor and mouthfeel are too abrasive for me.
So there are still some kinks to work out in this recipe, but it shows promise and I would like to revisit it in the future. Since my can didn’t have a packaging date, take my review with a grain of salt as I can’t verify its freshness.