Pour slowly billowy fluffy-headed wheat beer or risk overt carbonation. Though lightweight and arid, crystal malt sweetness, clove-hopped spritz, dainty floral waltz, and modest vanilla ice cream finish rescue it from mediocrity.
Not necessarily your typical German-styled kristalweizen, lacking initial carbonated thrust, assertive banana backing, and sweet wheat wine-y nose. Never too strong and a tad flat, its roasted barley-wheat essence doused too quickly by watery crispness. Now brewed by Canada’s Big Rock.
Heavily-carbonated Brussels-laced German wheat with soft-hopped lemony banana essence, buttery yeast flow, sweet barley-corn backdrop, and murky malt liquor aspect. Unexpected mint-clove coercion adds to well-rounded distinctiveness.
Serene gold-hazed German-style wheat beer (later named Texas Wheat) augments soft mocha rim with dry rye enticement. Minor metallic astringency at diminished white wheat-floured finish displaces faint citric tartness and repressed banana-almond merger.
Wisconsin is now the fifth state brewing Spanish Peaks middling selection. This ‘American-styled clear wheat beer,’ quaffed in ’08, lacks specific character. Minor Saaz hop bittering and rinsed-out lemon sourness sidle cardboard-y butterscotch drear. Feigned banana-clove adjuncts whimper to bland carbolic finish.
Water-crisped banana-clove overlay gets summery lemon hop fizz. By dry finish, light grain convoy covers citric notes. Ultimately too mild for serious beer hounds.
Lively mint freshness enhances silken carbolic nature and tart citric-spiced zest of pale bodied Weiss. Hearty Scotch malt essence soaks delicate off-dry banana-clove finish. Competes well with French/ Belgian-styled wheat ales, though lacking peculiar wine-like tendencies.
Silken alpine-watered moderation brings white-peppered hop spicing and rewarding floral-clove embrace to lemon-soured banana tartness, storming past bubbly champagne-like carbonation. A promising light-bodied pale-yellowed German wheat beer for summer session.
Overwhelmingly fizzy carbonation cannot deter superb grain mesh and aromatic caramel splendor permeating clear rust-hued wheat. Lively on the tongue ’til sweet malt finish beckons.
Sweet cocoa influence consumes burnt caramel and smoked barleymalts of moderately creamy fluffy white-headed medium body. Delicate clove spicing counteracts ‘dark’ beer tendencies such as ripe raisin interlude and milky texture. Possibly too ambiguous for wheat beer aficionados.