Highland Cattail Peak Wheat With Belgian Yeast | Highland Brewing

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Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Georgiabeer on 06-28-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of glid02
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store for the 12th Anniversary Party.

Pours a hazy gold color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of wheat with good amounts of light fruits - mostly bananas but with hints of pears. As it warms small amounts of spice waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Wheat and light fruit flavors up front segue into a very slight tartness near the end of the sip that fades before a lightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the thin side but with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished mine without a problem and could have another.

Overall this isn't a bad beer that seems to have benefitted slightly from a different yeast strain. Worth a shot if it pops up.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, golden body with a smallish, fizzy, whitish head.

Smell: Aroma of malted wheat with supplemental notes of spice, citrusy lemon, and bananas.

Taste: Lightly tangy, lightly sweet wheat malt with a hint of crisped grains. Small touch of lemon. Understated hints of bananas and spice. Faint hop bitterness. Still, I don't get anything from the asserted addition of hibiscus. Finishes drying and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: It's decent and certainly a modest step up from the standard Cattail, which begs the question: Why don't they make a permanent switch to using Belgian yeast for this beer?

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special version of the wheat that appeared at the Brick Store Pub for their 12th anniversary celebration. Served in a 10oz goblet. Poured a very hazy golden with a fluffy white head that fades quickly. Smells wheaty and tangy with some typical Belgian yeast aromas. Some light lemon, banana, and very light spice. Tastes a bit lemony, slightly sour, and grainy. There is also some very light metallic bitterness to finish, after which the taste drops off a good bit. Some very light Belgian yeast notes, but could use some more. Somewhat simpler and lighter than I was hoping, but refreshing. Overall I like it better than the regular version, but this could have been stepped up a bit.

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Highland Cattail Peak Wheat With Belgian Yeast from Highland Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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