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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Who says lighter beers have to be boring? Let There Be Light is Wild Heaven’s first “sessionable” beer, coming in at only 4.7%, yet FULL of flavor. Starting with both barley and wheat, we added two rare hops—Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace—along with a bit of orange peel, to create a complex beer with a citrus note that will change the way you think about “light” beer.

Suggested food pairings: Wings, fish & chips, Tomme-style cheese, brunch (the citrus picks up nicely), burgers. 7.3 SRM.

Note: Formerly contract brewed at Thomas Creek.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
On tap at Hop City, Atlanta. Warm color with a nose full of flowers. Despite the smell, floral hops don’t overwhelm this brew. A good session beer,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Growler pour into pint glass. Nice copper in color, clear, thin soapy head. Unique aroma: lite citrus, hops, honey. Thin to medium bodied. Sweet, hoppy taste upfront followed by an uneventful middle. Finishes strong though with some tasty nutty and sweet biscuit flavors. Slightly dry. Overall, a very nice drinkable new brew from Wild Heaven. Like their other beers, very unique!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2514) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2012
On tap at le brickstore. Pots a deep gold color. Little caramel aroma. The finish is where it’s at here though with a nice herbal taste and spicey bite. A really nice drink and with more presence than some porters I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4157) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Amber color, white head, sexy lace. Floral aroma, noticeable citrus. Flavor is of multigrain, citrus hops. Finishes with a tropical fruit and floral hop. Very thin, light bodied, a nice after work beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
16 ounce pint - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clear, coppery body with a slim, loose, white head. A few smudges of lacing on the descent.

Smell: Mild bread lightly toasted, faintly grainy and with a razor thin edge of implied sweetness atop hops yielding low hints of rough citrus rind and spice.

Taste: A light infusion of lightly bready pale malts with a hint of grain and sweetness. Spicy, pithy hops with a bitterness accentuated by the crisp carbonation. Dry and bubbly at the tail end with a bit of lingering breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: "Who says lighter beers have to be boring?" Well, nobody, I guess, Wild Heaven, but that’s honestly what the vast majority of light beer drinkers want. The ideals of light, cheap beer are deeply ingrained in the population, so changing the average beer drinker’s perception will be a steep, uphill battle. Who knows, maybe they’ll come around. Probably not, but you never know! Me, I’m just happy to have a few low-alcohol brews available.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2012
Growler. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma was biscuity, good bit of caramel and a light lemony/citrusy hop presence. Flavors were light all around, bits of caramel, some earthy hops and a biscuity maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium to light with a nice caramel driven finish. Carbonation just about standard which is nice. Overall this drank very nicely outside with friends. Truly sessionable. A nice offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1199) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours copper with a medium, off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is caramel, pine, apples, and some floral hops and vanilla. The flavor is mildly bitter, with enough malts to give a nicely balanced taste. The palate is light to medium, smooth and malty. Clean finish. A good beer that is tasty and disappears too quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a clear dark golden with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale golden tan head. Aroma has malty, wheaty and fruity tones with a woody hint of hops. Flavor has a malty core plus fruity and wheaty/yeasty notes and a woody hop tone that suggests it was dry-hopped. Texture has good body and fizz. This is definitely a good beer for sipping on a hot day while relaxing on the porch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6579) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2012
On tap at Trappeze Pub. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a near white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of grass with light grains and a slight dryness. Flavor has grassy throughout with a grain backbone and a hint of light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Draft @ Taco Mac Cumming. Pours a clear amber/orange with medium head and decent lacing. Smell is some fruity esters, sweet caramel malts. Taste is mild citrus and earthy hops with a nice caramel malt compliment. Extremely sessionable and all around a good refreshing brew.


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