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Brewed by Metalman Brewing
Style: Wheat Ale
Waterford, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, Can, Cask: Unfiltered
Refreshing Wheat Lager
Launched as Chameleon Equinox. Abv has varied between 4.6 and 4.5%
Sunshine in a glass! Equinox is a refreshing wheat lager designed with lazy sunny days in mind. Hazy bright yellow, it’s a smooth and refreshing beer with a light dry finish. Orange and lemon peel are added to the brew kettle for a burst of citrus, along with some ground coriander to give a hint of spice on the end – tantalizingly quaffable!

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julianjones (5) - - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Hazy golden wheat beer. Lemon, orange and coriander flavours and is very nice

2.7
kerenmk (5270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 7, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at Max'. Thanks Tom L. Clear blond with film. Oxidized, peach aroma, then some honey. Sweet taste, then some warm spices. Fizzy, medium body, sweetish finish.

2.8
letsdrinkthisbeer (2) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017 does not count
Taken from letsdrinkthisbeer.wordpress.com

Day four of the Honestbrew beer advent calendar brings with it self proclaimed “Sunshine in a can”, which I can sort of understand given the lovely bright label design and the golden light beer within. I can’t however, quite shake the feeling that this description is a bit overly cheery and that really Equinox’s shiny yellow-chrome exterior is hiding more than just a juicy wheat beer inside.

I think they’re hiding a bully. A bully in a can.

All the evidence is there if you just take the time to look. The instructions on the side of the can range from being fairly polite (“Please keep me in the fridge if possible”) to slightly pushier (“The fresher I am, the better I taste, so don’t keep me in there too long” as if the beer was going to develop some sort of patina if not consumed in a quick and timely manner), to sounding quite like a 1950s gangster, donned head to toe in pinstripe, his gut protruding over an overly tight belt and a corpse decaying under the concrete on his building site.

After the can explains that “Like most wheat beers [Equinox] will have a slight haze to it” we are firmly encouraged that Metalman Brewing Co “recommend you don’t worry about it, and get on with enjoying the beer”.

Steady on Metalman Brewing Co! I will do, in my own time! If I want to worry about haze then I will do! I feel like when they were typing up these firmly worded instructions for enjoyment, the good people at the Metal Man Brewing Co had a long discussion about whether to use the word wise guy or not. I can quite easily imagine them debating whether or not to include a threat on the can that anyone not found enjoying the beer will take a long walk off a short bridge, followed by a snappy “capisce?” Once you start to examine the slightly 1940/50s Americana design the signs really start to come together. Equinox wants you to know that it is the most gangster beer you are ever likely to encounter.

Taste-wise it’s about as moreish as the next Wheat Lager. Healthy doses of citrus fruits and a cheeky hint of coriander create a pleasant flavour that seems out of place in the cold harsh depths of winter and better suited for consumption around a summer BBQ. If I can get my hands on it again I feel that I would enjoy it more in the great outdoors when I am not full of cold, but this was nice none-the-less, even if it was a little pushy.

2.6
SilkTork (5886) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
330ml can, unfiltered. No 4 beer from the Honest Brew advent calendar. This is drinkable. Phew! It's a wheat beer - the brewery have brewed it slow and cool, so there is little of the usual malt and wheat flavours. I'm not sure of the reasoning for that. This is not as interesting and thirst-quenching as normal wheat beers, due largely, I think, to a heavier than usual flavour of coriander, a lack of the refreshing wheat flavours, and a lack of the citric flavours, and a hop bitterness that is kinda solemn rather than zesty, and which lingers in the mouth. There's an odd cider smell which I'm undecided about. I quite like cider aromas, but I tend to like them in ciders rather than in beers. The cider smell is a little bit plastic, a little bit baby vomit, a little bit apple, and a faint bit of barnyard. It kinda smells like a flaw as it doesn't sit well with the rest of the beer, but it's not off-putting. More of a curiosity.

2.6
DSG (15312) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at Max's place. Thanks Tom L. Clear yellow, white head. Oxidation, coriander, citrus, sweetish, a bit of honey, light tart hint, quite light-bodied.

2
zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2017
At Max Place, pours yellow hazy with a small head, aroma of fruits, peach guava, flavor of fruits, dry, bitter, light bodied

2.6
Koelschtrinker (21837) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
Hefiger, eher trocken getreidiger Antrunk. Geringe Karbonisierung, spritzig herb, okay. 9/8/8/9//8

3.2
madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
26th July 2017
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Colin for the can. Very hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Light and sweetish wheaty malts. Smooth floral mid. Modest orange and tangerine. Light finish brings mild floral bitterness. It's okay.

3.3
The_Osprey (9373) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
July 2017 - Can share at Mr Tipple 5K, Canary Wharf. Many thanks to Colin. As 'Metalman Chameleon Equinox', 4.6%. Pale but vibrant golden yellow, hazy with a foamy white head that leaves full lacing. Aroma is wheaty, elderflower, pale wood and linen. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is minerally, faint lemongrass, some pale wood, touch watery but some nice subtle mineral notes. (6-4-6-3-14=3.3)

3.4
Erzengel (9618) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2017
On tap @ CBF Düsseldorf. Smooth grainy beginning. Round and malty, smooth, mild with a grainy bitterness. Sessionable.


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