Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Two Henrys Belleview-Biltmore Blueberry Vanilla Wheat

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20ChadPolenz (1686) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 29B Fruit & Spice Beer (base style: 18A Blonde Ale)

AROMA: Akin to sweetened yogurt - blueberry puree and vanilla flavoring are prominent. Some wheat/bread notes. Faint trace of lacto. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Rusty orange/light brown; extremely hazy. Small off-white head dissipates quickly. 1/3

FLAVOR: Generic wheat base brew is evident. Fairly bready palette throughout. Blueberry is noticeable at first, but fades quickly. Some minor vanilla sweetness in the background (also fades quickly). Prominent tangy/sourness imparts a sharp astringency which grows in strength. Seems to be infected. 10/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light-medium body; fairly low carbonation. Refreshing at first, but leaves an astringent aftertaste. Feels dull. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Nowhere near as good as it is on tap. Probably unpasteurized and/or an old can. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable. 4/10

TOTAL SCORE: 25/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.