RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
An invigorating wheat beer with a hint of rye and the tang and hue of hibiscus, this refreshing brew is as cool as the breeze that blows down from Mount Mitchell to Cattail Peak. Enjoy this delicious creation when the hottest summer day demands the best of the Blue Ridge.

Also known as Organic Cattail Peak Wheat Beer.

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slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i agree this would be a good summer quencher (but it’s currently 39 degrees outside). smells of lemon predominantly...a little wheat, a little yeast, and a touch of hops. cloudy dark yellow w/little head. soft, decent body and a thirst quenching mix of citrus and wheat in the flavor. came in trade w/bluesandbarbq...saving the really good stuff for last, though :)"

TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Hmm..not sure why I don’t have ratings for all of these Highland seasonals that I know I ticked, many of them multiple times. Oh well. Good thing I have a clark memory. Remember this one being a little fruity and floral, probably a result of the hibiscus added, but dont remember much of a rye presence. 100 ratings you now have.

chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Undated, recently purchased bottle served in 2011 in a pint glass. Some sediment in the bottom of the bottle added near end of tasting. Pours a pale golden amber with a very slight haze. Very little head and this dissipates quite quickly. Some visible carbonation. Nice but mild aroma of toasted grains and subtly floral. T - Most "wheat" beers are, to me, at least a bit unappealing. This is one in the minority that has a thoroughly pleasant taste, with a variety of grain elements and a noticeable hop component [Palisade and German Hersbrucker] to the sweet/bitter balance {IBU = 17} and the overall flavor. Strong finish with a fine hop-tinged, toasted grain aftertaste. Given the apparently low carbonation, a surprising crispness, partially from the hops. Semi-dry finish. Medium-light body. O - Very drinkable; this one goes down about as quickly and easily as any beverage. As a bonus, this is an organic beer as certified by Clemson University. Excellent for style.

Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/24/09. Decided to have a bottle of this with lunch today. Poured into my weizen glass a very pale straw yellow. Slightly hazy texture. Decent head right off, but this dwindles to nothing. Some spotty lacing. Smells of grass, lemon, and bananas. The mouth on this is crisp and wonderful. Moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor profile is of tame breads, citrus zest, and a slight hop bite at the end. This reminds me of a pilsner, rather than a wheat ale. Drinkable? At this low ABV, with a nice crisp mouth and mellow flavor, heck yeah, it’s drinkable. Not bad.

Cybercat (5964) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Comes out of the bottle a clear solar yellow with a thick, fluffy white head that does not stick around too long. Strong aroma is wheaty, yeasty and rather fruity, the latter being mainly sweet citrus - orange with more than a hint of lemon. Flavor is typical of a decent wheat beer, being wheaty with an undertone of yeast and a citrus hint. Texture has average body and a fair amount of fizz. Nothing special, but still refreshing. Brings a ray of sunshine into a chilly winter day.

hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2011
7/11/11 highland cattail....hefe? Hazy orange hefe color with a sticky white head. A is VERY muted... Orange, dust, oats?, yeast, florals.... Maybe, it doesnt smell like much. Lite banana. Opens up as it sits.... Mediocre wheat Flavor is the same... Bland and sludgey mf 6/3/6/2.5/13

jgb9348 (6399) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Clear, slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish creamy white head. Aroma of slightly skunky malt, light citrus, some yeast, a touch of bananas and a bit of sweetness - nothing too nice. Light- bodied; Pungent herbal and bitter malt notes with very little else going on - a touch of yeast perhaps. Aftertaste has some mild spices, a little malt and almost nothing else - mild. Overall, not such a great beer, but not horribly offensive either. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-October-2011.

DiarmaidBHK (5459) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours this medicinal tinge of yellow. Nose smells like a thousand other pale lagers. Slight citrus quality on the tongue. Clean finisher. Pass!

Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
27 Aug 2011, bottle. orange, slight haze, steady bubbles. nose is slightly orange peel. med body and fizzy. slightly orange peel and wheat beer. not a great wheat beer.

Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A hazed golden ale with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, a mineral malt with grainy notes and fruity esters notes. In mouth, run of the mill wheat beer, wheat malt, fruity and grainy. On tap at Twin City Brewfest August 13 2011.

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