Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub
A very interesting description required that I investigate this tap closer. The payoff was a refreshing, solid, and exciting beer that leaps out of the glass. This is not your grandmother’s shandy with watery alcopop.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated golden base shimmered with lots of life. A shifting soft white head bobbed like frosting on top. Lemonade, grains, and light floral accents are deceptively simple. The entire bouquet is inviting without being in your face.
Flavor / Palate - Rosy floral notes highlight the introduction. Next comes a mixture of light carbonation, wheat, and handmade lemonade. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in flavor profile. If I had a growler of this it would take only a few hours before it were empty and I’d have to be back for more.