Bill Becker (1804) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From May 2008
I liter waxed swing top bottle(bottled May 8. 2008) with the traditional card which says:
"To commemorate that twenty-year history, the brewers of Grand Teton have chosen four of our favorite beers--three current, one historical--to update and enhance. XX Mountainberry Double Wheat Ale is the second release in our 2008 XX series.
Grand Teton's original fruit beer, Huckleberry Wheat, was brewed for about five years beginning more than a decade ago. It was light and sparkly, with just a hint of sweet-tart mountain huckleberry.
This year's celebratory version is bigger in every way--more than double the original's malt, fermented to 7.6% alcohol by volume, then flavored with more than a pound per gallon of fresh Pacific Northwest huckleberries, blueberries and marionberries.
Bold and flavorful, XX Mountainberry Double Wheat makes a wonderful aperitif, or try it with a balsamic vinaigrette salad, glazed ham, duck a l'orange or fruity dessert."
This pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a 2 finger head of foam that shrinks quickly to about a 1 inch layer. Good lacing.
I wasn't sure what I'd put this under as far as style goes, Pale Wheat or Dark Wheat, until I actually poured it. This is *no* Pale Wheat Ale.
The smell has big notes of wheat and fruit. Yep, I can smell the huckleberries and the blueberries, not sure what marionberries smell like. A nice nose.
The taste is just like the nose. Plenty of berry flavours, lots of malt, and some wheat tones. The malt gives it some sweetness, the fruit adds both sweet and tart notes....nice and tasty and smooth. Not much sign of the abv other than some warming after the swallow.
It's medium bodied until right at the finish where it thins out a bit, the carbonation is on the light side, and the finish itself is slightly tart. Yep. I'm liking this one a lot. I think it's a very good effort and a good beer to help celebrate their 20th anniversary. Not a bad price either at US$10.29 for the bottle. I recommend it.
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Shared bottle. Pours hazy dark straw with clingy off-white head. Nose is heavy wheat, berries, backup hops. Tastes wheaty, with hops and substantial, well-integrated berry flavors and a tart finish. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Purplish/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent /lacing
S: Wheat, Grape Juice
T: Wheat, Blueberry, Cranberry
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet, Lightly Boozy
Overall, a pretty nice beer but a little too boozy for a sweeter wheat beer. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured ruby-reddish, berry juice-like with a thin head. This was surprisingly decent. Wheat Wine style made a great base for all the fruit. Mixed berries and malt sweetness sort lent towards berry-yogurt. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
The biggest problem with this beer is that the fruit flavor and aroma was...odd. I actually said that it taste like niacin, or one of the B vitamins. And sweet! oh, so sweet. cloying. I mean, this wasn’t horrible, but a sample was enough.
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2012
Lightly hazed brown pour with foamy tan head. Aroma is flat/old berries and a brown sugar note. Flavor is sweet brown sugar with a funky flat berry flavor. A strange flat tartness as well. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy for me. From a damn big bottle I’m thankful I didn’t have to drink by myself. Not all bad but not real good. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2012
Hazy orange with a thin white head.
Fruity with alcohol and a medicinal cough syrup aroma.
The flavor is light, fruity with none of the alcohol notes perceived in the aroma.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Pours a clear deep amber with ruby hints and a large frothy, clumpy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet berry nose with a hint of fruity tartness and malted wheat. Starts fairly full with a chewy wheaty sweetness and some nice berry complexity with a touch of hoppy bitter balance and doughy yeast before a drier sweet-tart finish. A pretty unique and well-balanced beer. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A: ruby / mahogany color with a nice billowing head that is quite dense. Excellent lretention and lacing. The side of the glass looks like it has been frosted with snow after finishing the drink :)
S: a nice balance of malt flavor, wheat, and a hint of acidic berry. The berries become more pronounced as it warms up.
T: Not much berry flavor which I’m happy about. Just a hint in the background that doesn’t draw your attention away from the beautiful malt and wheat balance. The malt presence is a tad submissive to the wheat flavor which I like.
M: very smooth with a perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Easy drinker all the way! BTW the wax coated swivel top is a pain to remove but classy none the less.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-29-2008 goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Poured a hazy deep copper color with a large off-white head. The aroma smelled like dirty berries. The flavor was wheaty with berries. Slick on the tongue. Light bodied with a taste and feel of alcohol. A mess.