decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Slightly hazed yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Wheat and paper aroma. Wheat, paper, floral hops provide a light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at Franklin location
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Maybe it was my mood or the fact the area wasn’t covered in a haze of cigarette smoke but this was another solid beer. A limited seasonal it almost made up for the lack of the baltic porter which I’d been looking forward to until I was told it was not available at the time. It’s your basic wheat beer - with few frills and no tricks it doesn’t stand up to tough scrutiny. At the same time it has few flaws which makes it a good benchmark for other beers to stand up against.
Aroma / Appearance - Sparking golden even more so than the previous sample this was warm to both the eye and nose. Clear white hide served as a strong contrast to the liquid below. Crisp apples and hops smelled like a fall bouquet in its prime. Also present was a cool sweet glazing like that you would put on a piece of cheesecake.
Flavor / Palate - Lemon butter, wheat, and citrus (especially oranges) glow on the tongue. Not too heavy it soothes the palate. Easy drinking and light the impression is not timid yet at the same time it doesn’t overstay its welcome. This would be another great lunchtime beer for those times when you don’t want a hop bomb or something over 8% ABV.
Hazy yellow-orange, whitish cover. Aroma is burnt sugar, wheat tinged sour, orange citrus. Taste is more light wheat, sweet caramel malty. Kinda,meh.