Thursday, May 26, 2011

Smuttynose Brewing Company - Summer Weizen Ale

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Pilsner glass, posing as a weizen glass

Smuttynose's Summer Weizen Ale pours an orangey golden straw with a hovering cloud of wispy yeast that floats just below the lightly specked white head. The retention on the foam is great with moderate lacing at the top of the glass. The nose is characterized by a sweet, but subdued, wheat malt. Slight spicy and herbal elements play in with a moderate orange peel citrus aroma as well.

The mouthfeel is light and airy, complementing the refreshingly sweet wheat malts. There's a considerable grassy component that lends both freshness and a very mild earthiness. Hints of coriander are melded nicely with the floral addition of chamomile blossoms. The finish is clean and refreshing, giving this beer all the trappings of a choice Summer seasonal.

Final Verdict: B

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