Sandy Wheat - Mother's Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible freshness or bottling date. Poured into a classic weizen glass. The bottom of the label says "ale brewed with grapefruit peel", which is something new to me.
Appearance - It certainly looks the part of a hefeweizen, with a big bone-white rocky four-finger head that slowly starts to break apart, forming thick webbing after a long retention. Lacing is sticky, but spotty. Body is a sunny golden hue with a haze from the yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Shades of peach flesh and yellow.
Smell - Initially, an aromatic citrusy fruit element, with a nice sharp acidic element to it. That smell soon gives way to the rounder tones from the wheat and bready yeast characteristic. It's really nice how much the aroma balances the two contrapuntal flavor profiles. Very promising.
Taste - Unfortunately, the floral, citric hops that the aroma suggested are not nearly as present in the taste. Instead, we have a more classic APWA flavor profile with the bready wheat along with some notes of lemon peel and faint citrus.
Mouthfeel - Medium-body and high carbonation provide for a filling but refreshing feel. Finish is mostly dry with a faint lingering bit of sweetness.
Overall, a wonderful smelling, but slightly less inspired tasting take on the American Pale Wheat Ale. I will say that the "hopped up wheat" label might be a bit of a misnomer, especially compared to other so-called "hoppy wheats" I've had. The hops are present in the smell, but not very much in the taste. Still a very solid beer that I would gladly drink again on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 07:37:32 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, lemon, wheat, floral, slight sweet malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, wheat, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and feel. Tastes very similar to Bell's Oberon.
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2013 19:53:54 | More by Tone
Sandy Wheat from Mother's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.