Summertime Wheat - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, looks just like orange juice in a glass. Aroma is a light, sweet mandarin orange, some wheat.
Taste is a good wheaty, bready sweetness, more citrus flavors, some honey and cream butter. Some light bubblegum and clove come out about halfway through the glass, real subtle. A rye addition doesn't show in the taste but really brings out the wheat body, cuts out some of the acidity characteristic of the style.
Mouthfeel is full-bodied, stays pleasantly drinkable. Could use a touch more carbonation but I imagine bottles will be a bit fizzier. Personally, I think this falls just a little short of a hefeweizen (brewer's categorization) but I think it makes an outstanding wheat beer, just what the doc ordered for a summer day in Texas.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2006 20:40:10 | More by assurbanipaul
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Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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