Mr. Pineapple - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gueuzedude:
3.36/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Sampled Time Market, Tucson AZ; April 2012
A bit over-carbonated, arrives with a three-finger thick, pale, just off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy, pale straw gold color. The aroma smells somewhat like stale, fruit focused beer; though not nearly as bad as that sounds in words. There is a definite pineapple like note, though in a fermented / muted sort of way. Dried hay and pale-cracker like malt is subtly here in the nose
Dry, with just a touch of sweetness, the pineapple fruitiness is dominant from the beginning through the middle, but a malty, sort of dried grass like flavor tends to dominate towards the finish. There is a definite wheat flavor to this beer, with a fair amount of graininess captured in the flavor. Light bodied and eminently quaffable, definitely a hot weather sort of beer; luckily this late spring day has gotten over 90 degrees F, so this works pretty well on that end. The pineapple flavors while certainly contributing, doesn’t taste like fresh pineapple, or like fake, pineapple concentrate (so I would guess real pineapple was used here); this is nice on one level, but sort of seems a bit muted on another level. Likely a bit more residual sweetness would help to accentuate the fruit notes, but would also destroy the quaffability and balance that this beer manages to achieve.
Fairly simplistic, and perhaps not as pineapple focused as one might expect in a fruit beer, but I can’t really say that I can complain about that as a big, fake fruit character would be quite a turnoff. As it is, this is a serviceable beer, that I don’t mind sitting here and finishing. Interestingly enough, the IPA I just had seemed to have had more pineapple notes than this beer does.
Serving type: on-tap
09-30-2013 02:43:23 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.7/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden color with a slight haze that fell off to reveal perfect clarity by the bottom the glass. The head was scant but creamy white foam that fell with no lace. The nose is crisp wheat, a touch of bread, some grass, and a very light banana and a sweet little bit of pineapple. I think I am s=getting a bit of clove but not too much. Taste is excellent.. A nice sweet pineapple that is not too acidic and not too tart meets a flaked wheat sweetness. That mouthfeel is perfect. A little carbonation to keep it light, creamy, crisp an dry. Juicy middle. The bit of pineapple and banana are just enough to taste and enjoy but nothing that makes the beer too sweet or too much like a hefe. The clove disappeared on the palate for the most part and the hops came up deftly to balance this beer with a graceful bitter that you might not even notice.
Saucy little beer and I really liked it! Thank you Kerry4porters for giving me my first beer from Arizona.
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 14:18:36 | More by utopiajane
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can pours a barely hazed gold color with a modest cap of white head. Average retention and not much lace.
By the nose, I cant decide if this beer is trying to be an American Wheat or a Hefe. It has just a hint of clove and banana but not as much as most hefeweizens. The pineapple is mild at best, I might have mistook it for more yeast if unaware of what beer it was.
The pineapple is a bit more forward in the flavor, but still blends in with the other yeast flavors...this is definitely more of a hefe than APW I think. There is some definite yeasty phenols going on here - bubblegum and clove more than sweet banana. Wheat is fair enough, could be a little more snappy. Mouthfeel is decent - kind of like the beer overall - does the job but is not really all that memorable. I know pineapple is a tough ingredient to work with in a beer, but I dont see myself buying this again. If asked about pineapple beer, I would steer people to Rivertowne Hala Kahiki first.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 02:13:04 | More by twiggamortis420
Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.