Five-Hole Winter Wheat - Maumee Bay Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
MBBC's been doing a lot of themed beers lately, and mixing up their lineup with newly brewed beers this past year while keeping only a few regulars on tap. This one was brewed to celebrate the Walleye, Toledo's minor league hockey team.
It's a murky, somewhat opaque red-brown in color, pretty standard as I understand the style. Clouded, I assume it's unfiltered. A tan head is thinnish, not large, but has staying power and leaves creamy lacing in spots.
The nose gives me notes of dates and figs, a nip of alcohol, light caramel and toffee sweetness to go along with the fruits, and a bready/biscuity element. A light earthiness aids in balance. Hop bitterness is low, but present in more floral and leafy notes.
From the profile, I'm wondering as I sip this if English hops or malts are used here along with American. It has a slightly spicy, earthier taste, but what really gets me is the strong tea-like character. It's not as sweet as the aroma, opting instead for earthier and the herbal notes. Hops come through a bit more and the finish is dry.
I found the body to be a bit too thin and light, and the herbal dryness in the finish can't be sustained so well by it.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2012 19:43:15 | More by Brenden
Five-Hole Winter Wheat from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.