Mr. Pineapple - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gueuzedude:
3.36/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
09-30-2013 02:43:23 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.61/5 rDev +6.2%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):
LOOK: Massive head, hazed peach hue
SMELL: Green banana, mild clove, pineapple juice, rind, bready, faintly spicy
TASTE: Very crisp, deep smoothness, grainy, dry breadiness, minimal hopping, mild juiciness, banana peels, lemon pith, spicy, nutty yeast, pineapple skin, bone-dry finish
Quite unique, as most brewers don’t think “pineapple” in beer. The dryness is a huge plus here. The pineapple is noticeable, yet does not try to take over the base Hefeweizen at all. It really comes down to the uniqueness, which makes it a must-try beer.
11-27-2013 22:36:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.41/5 rDev +0.3%
A wheat beer brewed with pineapple juice?
12oz can. Hazy gold topped with a creamy, white foam head. Soft wheat, bready, fruity pineapple, clove, and a hint of banana in the nose. Light, creamy, and crisp on the palate. Wheaty, bready, nutty, grassy bitterness, juicy pineapple, green banana, and a dry, hay finish with a lingering spicy clove note.
I wish the pineapple was a bit more dominant, and the finish cleaner, but interesting nonetheless.
07-01-2014 01:49:40 | More by Todd
3.78/5 rDev +11.2%
12 pz can.
Slightly sweet at the start but more tart and even more bitter by the finish. Clear pineapple presence but ubtle enough to create a generic tropical fruit impressions and not just pineapple. A solid wheat base.
O: This beer works way better than expected. Very refreshing. Good recommendation from McGaugh's (Flagstaff, AZ) passed along to you.
06-05-2013 00:28:58 | More by chinchill
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
Poured a cloudy yellow-gold body with a one finger thick white head that stuck around for a while. Abundant bubbles shoot up the glass. A very nice looking wheat beer appearance. Scents of yeasty wheat bread, banana phenols, slight citrus aromas and clove esters with pineapple aromas in the background, coming more to the front as the beer sits. A nice wheat beer aroma, hefeweizen like in many respects, with enough pineapple to round out the aroma. Flavor begins modestly dry, with clove and spice esters mingling with pineapple and cracker-like wheat. This moves into more abundant pineapple flavors, a bit of spice and some more wheat. Finishes semi-dry with pineapple, wheat, spice and honey notes, and a bit of a floral flavor. Aftertaste is clove spice and wheat. A very nice and refreshing flavor profile that is fruity without being overly sweet. It balances sweetness and dryness quite nicely. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a watery, yet slightly sticky, feel and a semi-drying finish. A nice mouthfeel that makes this beer refreshing and easy to drink. Overall this is an excellent Summer beer. It takes a rather overdone style, the fruity wheat beer, and executes it in a way that is approachable and refreshing, but also balanced. A very good beer.
05-01-2014 04:53:09 | More by Auraan
3.19/5 rDev -6.2%
A big white to slightly off white head slowly settles above a thick yellow-orange honey colored beer.
Spices, cloves, bananas, and some sweetness in the aroma of this pineapple wheat beer.
Light spices and banana combine with the pineapple juice in the taste of this wheat beer, there also seems to be a little bit of the wheat grain coming through as I drink this beer.
A light dryish aftertaste with a light sweet pineapple taste hanging around in the aftertaste of lighter bodied wheat.
The can looks sort of like a soda pop can and this beer kind of makes me think that is what their aiming for.
04-09-2013 22:26:03 | More by LXIXME
3.2/5 rDev -5.9%
A beer I threw in a mix-a-sixer at a Trader Joe's in Tucson. I've had a number of good beers from Santan and figured this should be good too.
I poured the beer into a pint glass.
The appearance is good. The pour produces a big head that takes up about a quarter of the glass. The head is fizzy and white in color. It dissipates quickly, settling into a thin layer over the liquid. The beer is dark golden in color and there's abundant carbonation visible.
The smell is very yeasty and malty, somewhat sweet, and has subtle hints of something citrusy, although I don't think pineapple.
The taste mostly continues what the smell started. It's a sweet blend of yeast and malt with an apple like flavor. It reminds me a lot of a friend's English brown, in which the malts also created an apple-like sweet flavor. The pineapple is not notable at all really.
The beer feels a bit overly carbonated, as it bubbles on the tongue far too much to make it smooth and easy-sipping.
Overall, it's an okay beer, but not one I'd likely drink again.
12-05-2013 19:57:35 | More by ONovoMexicano
Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.