Free State Winter Wheat

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Wheat Ale | 7 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
When we make Crimsonberry Ale, we start with a base of strong wheat ale. Many have wondered what it tastes like before the flavors are added - so here it is. Yes, that’s right, the Winter Wheat is simply the full bodied wheat ale that we use to make Crimsonberry but without the fruit. Wheat malt tends to contribute a tart and fruity flavor on its own, which is why we chose this beer for the Crimsonberry. You will find those tart characters from the wheat malt easier to find in this straight up wheat ale. Full bodied with a mild fruitiness imparted by the ale yeast and the wheat malt and a fairly malty nose due to the absence of any aroma hop additions.
O.G. 14.55/1060. hops 18 IBUs

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