Box Review: Overtone Mighty Showcase

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Written by: Gavin Baxter (Beer Fridge Podcast)

Since their inception in 2018 the team at Overtone have been non-stop producing some amazing bold beers and the Mighty Showcase box is the best way to explore what the West side of Glasgow has to offer. With a mix style of beers – Lager, fruited gose, Pales and IPAs.

You open the box and the colourful geometric circles, some almost psychedelic flood your eyes with colour and a taste of what amazing liquid is hidden inside. Naturally you are instantly excited with the higher ABV beers, but we will save them for now. As Overtone have not only mastered the Juice bombs of this world but have also found the formula to getting bags of flavour from their more sessionable, lighter ABV beers.

First beer into the glass was Soft Static 5% Pale Ale, that is full of flavour and a tonne of hops. El dorado, Idaho 7 and Sabro Cryo. It’s soft,creamy with the punch of mango, grapefruit and tangerine. A beer that can be enjoyed by beer geeks as well as newbies, and gives a taste of the quality that the brewery produces.

Let’s go West Coast, Bookhouse Boys at 5%. For me was one of my favourite beers of the box. This, I feel is the little brother to 99 IBUS (last year’s big Westie). Brewed using Columbus, Idaho7 and Cashmere hops. Expect a nice moderate level of bitterness that a West Coast beer should have, and balanced out with flavours of pine, bitter lemon and a lovely sweetness. The bitterness is something not to be scared of and makes you go back for more. I can imagine this beer tasting even better from keg.

Let’s talk lager, the one style where a brewery can’t hide – Pizzicato 5.2%. Now, remove whatever preconceptions you have of the lager style that mass produced beer has led you to believe. Pizzicato is a European inspired beer. Think malty, sweet and refreshing. Not only quaffable and crisp but dynamically complex with a hint of spice, white pepper and hoppiness. A beer that will get you and your friends talking and best enjoyed on a summer’s day.

Psychonaut 8.4% TDH DIPA, just wow. This is the style of beer that I have grown to love from Overtone and why I love this brewery. Hazy and thick, you almost question if using a spoon would be more appropriate. Made with El Dorado, Bru-1, Mosaic and Citra hops this beer coasts your tongue and very quickly, you see why Overtone had the nickname early on of ‘Juice Masters’. An amazing creamy body bursting with dank flavours of mango, pineapple and a hint of a smoky finish.

This box from start to finish shows the excellence that Overtone offers and is a brewery that I would recommend you add sooner rather than later. Add them to your line up today.