Wednesday 19 May 2021

Balter - Eazy Hazy - Beer Review

Brewed By: Balter
Beer: Eazy Hazy
ABV: 4.0%
Malts: Pale, Wheat
Hops: Unknown
IBU: Unknown

"Why use a stick of dynamite when a party popper will do the trick? Eazy Hazy brings the colour and spark while keeping things nicely chilled. Succulent US hops deliver lime, passionfruit and hints of coconut around a creamy, rolled-wheat base to balance the zesty bitter finish. Pull the ripcord on one without strain or stress. Your well-contained taste explosion."

Balter Eazy Hazy 375ml can


The Balter XPA I consider to be one of my all time favourite beers - so I was excited to try the Eazy Hazy to see how it compares - and it doesn't disappoint. This beer is great. As the name suggests, there's a real haze to which reminded me of Stone & Wood's Pacific Ale. The bitterness is perfectly balanced with the tropical fruit punch taste that hits with each sip. For me, mango was the prevalent flavour - I wasn't detecting any of the lime and coconut that Balter themselves mention though? In any case, the hop combination used to achieve this flavour is excellent.

At 4% ABV, this beer is very sessionable but it unfortunately comes in a pack of 4 so some restraint was required not to polish them all off in one sitting. This is perhaps one of the best things about this particular beer - it's got all the flavour without all the alcohol - which Balter refer to in their opening line above - using a stick of dynamite when a party popper will do the trick.

Plenty of haze visible in the Eazy Hazy

I'm not able to tell for sure if the Eazy Hazy is a permanent fixture on the Balter beer list - but I sure hope it is. It's perhaps taken the place of their XPA at the top of my all time favourite beer list.

A shame Balter don't include as much information as other beer brewing companies regarding of what hops and malts are used to create their beers - would definitely be one worth trying to replicate in a future brew.



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