Hello all you happy people,
I am a drinker of beer. No no. That is an understatement. I am a LOVER of beer. As long as it doesn't come from any of the big three breweries (Miller, Coors, Anheuser-Bush) that is. So I have decided that I am going to start a little beer review blog here on the Whiskey Media sites and see if it sticks. If it is liked by the masses, it will continue. If not, then...well...we shall see. Anyways, I am going to start with a fairly local micro-brew that I have just discovered.
Appearance: Amber golden with straw hints depending on the angle and strength of back lighting. A voluminous head at first that laces the glass with a sliding lacing, all of which eventually settles to a solid ¼ white head. Swirled in the glass, the dissolved carbon dioxide helps the head to reassert itself, for short periods anyway.
Nose: Spicy with hints of orange and lemons. A floral aspect influenced by the coriander and mix of herbs gives the beer an enticing nose. A delicate nose that is nevertheless refreshing.
Taste: A smooth crisp drinking beer, with simple clean lines. Starts with a slightly sweet malt presence, builds with a strong citric quality in the middle, and finishes with a refreshing herbal ending soaked in a slightly acidic hoppy climax. The coriander is definitely detectable, as is an orange and lemon zest aspect, all this is mixed with a light smattering of herbs that lurk throughout the beer from beginning to end. Ever so slightly puckering at the death, once the settled yeast is swirled with the remaining two fingers of beer and dunked for the final sampling.
Mouthfeel: A sharp effervescence on the tongue, and in the mouth, mix with the sweet malts at first. It becomes lighter in character in the middle, and dry in the finish. Average in strength.
Drinkability: Easily imbibed, a collection of three or four simple flavors mingled in a mid-strength beer that has pleasant thirst quenching abilities. Extremely friendly on a hot night.
Overall: Far from complex, indeed, simply put, this is just a floral wheat beer with strong citric elements, and a persistent herbal dimension. Still, this is nicely balanced, and a great beer for sinking whilst sat outside on a warm sticky night. Very drinkable and highly refreshing. Four Pints out of Five