Fake Plastic Trees | Birdsong Brewing

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Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This tasty, hoppy wheat beer is bursting with citrus and lemongrass aromas, supported by a complementary malt backbone and a clean bitterness. A blend of Columbus, Cascade and Sorachi Ace hops bring the party to your mouth while the mellow wheat base quenches your thirst. Enjoy this delightfully distinctive ale at your cookout, your day at the lake or wherever your next adventure takes you.

Added by kylehay2004 on 01-04-2014

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by englishwc:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours into a nonic a milky hazed Tang color with a sticky half finger bone white head that leaves broken"globs"of lace behind as it settles into a frothy mass.Sharp grapefruit pith stands out in the nose...really sharp,some lemon oils come into play as well.I really like the hop flavor profile here,grapefruit again stands out along with lemon and slight apricot,a bit of toasted wheat malts come thru in the finish.The body is a little thinner wich isn't so bad for the style,for me a near perfect hot weather beer here.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigBadBob113
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tall can., I cant find any freshness/canning date info

Hazed lighter amber, soft and fluffy head, leaves fine bubble strands of lacing.

Citric hop nose with lime coming to mind

Fresh, fruity, citric and worthy hopped up wheaty brew. Lemon, lime and lemongrass...yum...would be great with thai/vietnamese/Indian/BBQ/Spicy food....quality stuff...go get some

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My Bro-in-law got this from a buddy and he so kindly was willing to share. It poured a opaque hazy applesauce with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is mostly lemongrass. The taste is affected by the sorachi ace hops. Very distinct flavor. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of 13tido
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Sandalwood
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016 can, pours a cloudy dark golden color with a thick white frothy head. There is quite a bit of a soapy lacing. The odor for me is grapefruit, orange, lemon, herbal, slightly spicy, slight pineapple, pine, slight resin. The taste for me is spicy, herbal, grapefruit, lemon, grassy, hay, earthy, spicy, dry. There is some bitterness throughout.

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Photo of Irish57
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mntlover
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice murky hazy orange, almost grapefruit juice color. Nice off white colored dense two finger head, falls slowly laces fairly well.

Aroma is nice nice sweet orange on whet base dominate. Some lighter grapefruit but only get hints of lemon grass kind of strange for a beer claiming that on the label. That being said the nose in very nice and citrus hoppy wheat ale.

Taste is like the nose, nice wheat malt base loaded with west coast citrus hops. Orange, grapefruit notes and lemon grass more in the flavor then the nose. Some earthy like notes of hops appear in the linger end of the finish.

Mouthfeel is solid medium if not a touch more. Carbonation in fairly peppy and kick up the hoppy resin a touch.

Overall an enjoyable hoppy wheat ale very well done in my opinion. Would purchase this one again to be sure.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brdlist
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An odd greenish gold with tons of haziness and particulate. The aroma is sweet with a lemon candy scent and some pine. The taste is malty, lemony and sweet with a quite aggressive pine finish. This is an odd beer but not bad. I love the flavors but the looks, not so much.

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Photo of jbriggs7
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of HopDropTheElder
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bcp5296d
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very cloudy/murky deep golden honey in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and some faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy (almost creamy) bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/lemon, and pine/resin hops over light aromas of wheat and toasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of wheat and toasted malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/lemon, herbal, and pine/resin hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Almost creamy initially with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and very easy to drink with a slightly thinner mouthfeel than I expected but that improves it for the hot weather. Really nice hop flavors and aromas.

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Photo of baklo
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fake Plastic Trees from Birdsong Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 52 ratings