Engage Fuzz Pedal
Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room … who came up with that name! Whatever the reason Engage Fuzz Pedal is an alcohol-free beer from small-batch East London brewers One Mile End. They were founded back in 2014 and have since gone on to build up quite a following especially for their Imperial Farmhouse beer (10% ABV!).
Engage Fuzz Pedal is an ale that takes no prisoners with plenty of hop and citrus flavours. As their site says they use a heady combination of punchy Galaxy hops along with the classic Citra to create quite a tantalising beer.
So was this floor-to-the-floor fuzz pedal action or one that stalled on the way? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.
Is Engage Fuzz Pedal any good?
As expected with the combination of hops that One Mile End uses, Engage Fuzz Pedal is certainly a hoppy and bitter ale. At first, there is quite the bitterness to the beer but after a couple of glugs, you do get background citrus pushing through. To be honest I like my ales bitter and hoppy but truth be told this is a bit too much for me as there isn’t really any respite. That said if this is the experience you’re looking for then it’s a good choice.
Aroma & Appearance
When you pop the can you certainly get a whiff of those hops with a background of lemon and grapefruit aromas. In the glass, it pours with a cloudy, amber light amber look and probably the frothiest head of any alcohol-free beer I’ve tried (just look at that photo above).
I can’t find a huge amount of info on this beer (neither on the can or site) so am not able to tell you if it’s vegan-friendly or gluten-free. It is also rather tricky to find (Googling ‘Fuzz Pedal’ gives you all sorts of strange results) – best to buy it from the brewer’s site.
typical serving size – 100ml
Brewery – One Mile End
Country – UK
Alcohol content – 0.5%
Ingredients – HOPS (CITRA / GALAXY)
Vegan friendly? – unknown
Gluten-free? – unknown
Availability – hard
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