AROMA: Bready/wheaty base malt is moderately strong along with a citrusy
lemon garnish. Slight spicy scent as well. No hops or esters (none
APPEARANCE: Dark golden hue over a hazy, bubbly body. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. Decent retention and lacing. 2/3
A bready/dough taste accounts for a strong portion of the palette;
though a strong spicy flavor is almost as prominent. Interesting balance
of lightly sweet wheat taste and mild tingling spice. Lemon flavor
emerges as it finishes which complements the previous characteristics
quite well. Some lingering malt and spice flavors, but otherwise clean.
No hop presence to speak of; no esters either. 17/20
Medium body and carbonation; more smooth than crisp. Somewhat
refreshing; though it’s a bit heavy at 5.3% ABV to work as a true
session beer. A little less alcohol and body would be totally crushable.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I used to dislike this, but now I
appreciate it as a classic American Wheat Beer + spice. It’s what a
summer beer should be. 8/10