Imagine my surprise then, when I tasted the finished version at Unity Bar in Durban and found that while the beer was tasty with a pleasant maltiness, the hops seemed to have disappeared.
Then imagine my glee (and mild embarrassment) when I realised that the beers had been placed in the wrong slots on Unity’s particularly pretty tasting tray and that in fact the malty brew I’d been sipping was That Blonde and not That APA.
So indeed, the APA (That APA) was everything I’d first found. It’s the perfect hue of amber-gold, with aromas of peach, apricot and citrus fruits. The tropical fruit notes continue on the palate and are backed up by subtle biscuity flavours from the malt. It’s a smooth, medium-bodied beer with just the right level of carbonation that allows you to fit in a second pint, even with the sizable portions of food served at Unity. Try it with their trio of sliders or the venison boerie.
Where? That Brewing Co.’s beers are currently only available on tap at Unity.
How much? A 500ml draught beer is R25, though smaller (and indeed bigger) sizes are also available.