April 26, 2017

American Pale Wheat Ale

An Americanized version of a Hefe Weizen, these beers range within the pale to golden range in color. Reminiscent of a Hefe Weizen in appearance, unless filtered. Long-lasting head with a light to medium body, higher carbonation is proper. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols will not be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character will be low to high but most are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use of a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Agave Wheat

B- / 3.0
Breckenridge Agave Wheat

This true American-style unfiltered wheat has something a little special – the nectar of the great Salmiana Agave. Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of our wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. It is familiar, yet creative.

Beer Style: American Unfiltered Wheat Ale with Agave
Flavor: Light, refreshing, yet interesting
Yeast: American Wheat
Malts: Pale, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Carapils, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Fuggle, Cascade, Willamette
Color: Golden Opaque

A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

A- / 4.1
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale

Lagunitas’ Summer Seasonal IPA. Brewed with a touch of wheat and massive hops, this beer boasts pine, citrus, honey, spice, and bready flavors and aromas.