Beer Review: Motueka’s Mask (Black Flag Brewing Company)

Beer Review: Motueka’s Mask (Black Flag Brewing Company)

Motueka’s Mask by Black Flag Brewing Company
(You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?)

Majora’s Mask

A legend held dearly by the Royal Family tells of a boy… A boy who, after battling evil and saving Hyrule, crept away from the land that made him a legend… Done with the battles he once waged across time, he embarked on a journey.

Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)

And so begins Link’s tale in Majora’s Mask for the N64, (released April 27th, 2000). I remember getting the game that Halloween, I was 14, and black Mountain Dew just came out. I “manned the door” on Halloween night, handing out candy, while I played Majora’s Mask and drank probably an entire case of Black Mountain Dew.

Oh… what a glorious time.

Ocarina of Time for the N64 is still considered one of the best games ever, but Majora’s Mask was such an amazing follow up sequel to it. It was dark, it was gloomy, it was brooding, it felt new, unique, and it felt awesome.

Its a Top 5 game for me of all time, right up there with Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy 3 / 6, GoldenEye 007, etc. (I dunno if I could honestly pinpoint a Top 5 list of video games, with all the different genres, and different eras of games, etc, but I would think rotatingly Majora’s Mask, Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye 007, and Final Fantasy 3 / 6; would all be in that list at different points of you asking me.)

And here, on the release of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Black Flag Brewing Company asks:

You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?

Beer Review: Motueka’s Mask

Motueka’s Mask by Black Flag Brewing Company

Beer: Motueka’s Mask
Brewery: Black Flag Brewing Company
Style: IPA – New England / Hazy
ABV: 7%
IBU: 35
Untappd Description: An ode to Zelda, the otherworldly hop profile of Motueka, Mosaic, and El Dorado will transport you to Termina as the subtly dank hop characteristics blended with mellow flaked oats and tropical haze will have even the staunchest anti-hoppers doing a double take.

Just like the game this beer is based on – Majora’s Mask – this beer (Motueka’s Mask) is a beautiful looking beer. This is about as hazy as hazy can get, but not with a ton of floating sediment, or chunks, or looking ugly. This is on the lighter scale of coloring, but it is definitely a hazy IPA, just more of a lighter straw yellow color rather than a darker yellow to orange coloring.

First whiff…. woo thats some hops you got there Link! You can smell the dankness, the hops, the floral notes, the sticky hops, and the wee bits of candy stonefruit popping your nostrils between all the other strong aromas. This smells just as a wonderful as it is beautiful. Certainly doesn’t smell like the Deku Deku bogs!

Now lets take a deep Zora dive into the beer. Light, almost pillowy body. It takes a few moments after a sip, then a blast of stonefruit candy flavor. Very sticky and drying. Floral flavors upon warming. Overall, a soft, lightly hazy beer with a pleasant bouquet of flavors all artfully arranged like a Hyrulian map for you to explore. The flavors of this is as deep as a Goron forge but as vibrant as a map drawn by Tingle. There is a slight greenness to it yet; a little grass taste, a bitter citrus, and a little light. It is soft and the mouthfeel is a little bit light, would have kinda liked a bit more body from this, but there is certainly no off flavors, nothing detracting from the beer. The 7% ABV isn’t on the high end of beers (for example – Troegs Brewing Perpetual IPA is a 7.5%) but its not exactly a crushable beer as well, a four pack of this will carry you through a good solid session of Tears of the Kingdom or through a play through of Majora’s Mask; but you’ll certainly be feeling it at the end. Its a nice hazy, juicy IPA that will serve you well while hunting shrines and koroks in the vast Hyrule world of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. So grab a pint, get your Ultrahand ready, and tackle the game and this delicious beer!

My Untappd Rating: ****
Global Average Untappd Rating: 3.98 (as of 5.12.23)

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – the long awaited sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out today.

And with that, we’re taking a deep dive of looking at Zelda and Craft Beer. You can find that article here:

  • Zelda and Craft Beer

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