Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tomoka Hazy Sunrise Wheat Ale

DOC: 7/21/17

2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer (base style: 10A Weissbier)

AROMA: Light, clean, fruity aroma of orange and banana. Background note of clove. Light bready character. No hops (none needed). 9/12

APPEARANCE: Amber/orange hue (7-9 SRM); mostly clear (beer is clearly filtered). Moderate white foam never completely dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: First half is a general wheaty/bready flavor, though a bit mild. Esters and phenols emerge on the second half with the standard banana and clove flavors, respectively. Orange is quite subtle considering how the beer is marketed. Only a minor fruit flavor in the background - nothing sweet and juicy. Very low bitterness and no hop flavor (none needed). 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth texture, clean aftertaste, refreshing. Sessionable at only 5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Adding orange to a mild hefeweizen base results in only an okay beer. 6/10