Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale

A relativity Beer, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale, brewed locally here in Charlotte, North Carolina from one of the oldest craft breweries in Charlotte. It’s brewed with Loral, Mandarin, and Bavaria hops. 704 pours a light somewhat hazy yellow color with a three finger semi-quick fading head with a fruity (mandarin, faint lemon, and orange) aroma and with a light/faint wheat notes. Taste is crisp with a nice fruitiness of orange, mandarin and very light lemon notes, light wheat beer qualities, some light bitterness toward the back of the mouth that comes in and goes away rather quickly. 704 has a fruity bitter finish that is light on the bitterness, light mouthfeel, and has a nice but light bitter fruity aftertaste. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale is a good beer but the light little bitter notes give it a B+. It has very light wheat qualities to it with more of a fruity bitterness that makes it different enough and somewhat interesting. I would recommend that you try Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale

Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale, 4.0% ABV first in a series inspired by Los Angeles fruit cart vendors, brewed with 2-row, wheat malts, and Bravo hops. Mango Cart pours a bight yellow with a one finger fizzy white head that quickly fades away with aromas of sweet ripe tropical mango. The flavor is filled with fresh ripe mango sweetness with some light tartness, and a light to medium mouthfeel that has a nice tropical mango into the aftertaste with a hint of a light wheat note. This is very easy to drink with loads of bold mango sweet flavors, I give Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale an A+. It is a solid beer, but I didn’t really get much wheat ale qualities in mango cart which can be good becuase wheat beer tend to be heavier Mango Cart was not that heavy which along with it’s non overbmang flavor makes it a good sessionable beer, yes it crushable (easy to drink). So I recommend Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale its really tasty. Please stay safe and enjoy responsible! Cheers!

Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale

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Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale, 5% ABV is brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina with Zappa hops and Riverbend malt. FlickerDaze pours a yellow color with a thin clear/white head that quickly fades into nothing with some fruity aromas, lemon, and candy peach, with light wheat notes. The nose of FlickerDaze is light at best. There is a very light sour taste with peach and light lemon wheat notes that come to a light sour finish of light fruits and an aftertaste of very light sour wheat that has a light mouthfeel. I don’t find Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale to be good, and I give it a D+. It’s just too light on flavor for me and the little sourness to it aren’t great, I wouldn’t recommend trying Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!  

Throwback Thursday: Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat

Originally posted March 16th, 2015

One of my favorite styles of beer the Wheat beer is also the first style I tied when I was getting into beer. This style is probably one of the most popular styles out there. Well, at least that is what I believe. Wheat style has a few substyles such as Dunkle, bock, and hefe, unfiltered, and filtered. This beer before us is Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer with mango juice, 5.3% ABV. Miami Brewing Co. is a relatively new brewery. There have been around since only 2011. Miami brewing isn’t located in Miami but they aren’t too far from it in Homestead Florida. Shark Bait pours a bright gold color with an almost one finger head the really dissipates quickly. I found plenty of light streaming through the glass with lots of great carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Shark Bait is nice with a fun bubble gum scent. I guess that is the combination of wheat and mango juice. The taste is much the same with a nice bubble gum flavor with faint wheat notes and a little mango, but mostly I get bubble gum throughout. This Shark Bait Wheat Beer is refreshing with a light mouthfeel. The finish is smooth and sweet with a bubble gum flavor. The after taste is a little fruit with tropical mango and still bubble gum but a little lighter than before. I really enjoy Miami Brewing Shark Bait Wheat Beer It’s a solid A. I liked the mixture of wheat and mango and the bubble gum flavor that I got off it. That was great and interesting. There is nothing I could find wrong with this beer. I recommend trying Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer. Go and try it for yourself. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly

Throwback Thursday: Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait

Originally posted March 16th, 2015.

One of my favorite styles of beer the Wheat beer is also the first style I tied when I was getting into beer. This style is probably one of the most popular styles out there. Well, at least that is what I believe. Wheat style has a few substyles such as Dunkle, bock, and hefe, unfiltered, and filtered. This beer before us is Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer with mango juice, 5.3% ABV. Miami Brewing Co. is a relatively new brewery. There have been around since only 2011. Miami brewing isn’t located in Miami but they aren’t too far from it in Homestead Florida. Shark Bait pours a bright gold color with an almost one finger head the really dissipates quickly. I found plenty of light streaming through the glass with lots of great carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Shark Bait is nice with a fun bubblegum scent. I guess that is the combination of wheat and mango juice. The taste is much the same with a nice bubblegum flavor with faint wheat notes and a little mango, but mostly I get bubble gum throughout. This Shark Bait Wheat Beer is refreshing with a light mouthfeel. The finish is smooth and sweet with a bubble gum flavor. The aftertaste is a little fruit with tropical mango and still bubble gum but a little lighter than before. I really enjoy Miami Brewing Shark Bait Wheat Beer It’s a solid A. I liked the mixture of wheat and mango and the bubblegum flavor that I got off it. That was great and interesting. There is nothing I could find wrong with this beer. I recommend trying Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer. Go and try it for yourself. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bate

Originally posted March 16th, 2015.

One of my favorite styles of beer the Wheat beer is also the first style I tied when I was getting into beer. This style is probably one of the most popular styles out there. Well at least that is what I believe. Wheat style has a few substyles such as Dunkle, Bock, and Hefeweizen, unfiltered, and filtered. This beer before us is Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer with mango juice, 5.3% ABV. Miami Brewing Co. is a relatively new brewery. There have been around since only 2011. Miami brewing isn’t located in Miami but they aren’t to far from it in Homestead Florida. Shark Bait pours a bright gold color with an almost one finger head the really dissipates quickly. I found plenty of light streaming through the glass with lots of great carbonation bubbles. The aroma of Shark Bait is nice with a fun bubblegum scent. I guess that is the combination of wheat and mango juice. The taste is much the same with a nice bubblegum flavor with faint wheat notes and a little mango, but mostly I get bubble gum throughout. This Shark Bait Wheat Beer is refreshing with a light mouthfeel. The finish is smooth and sweet with a bubble gum flavor. The aftertaste is a little fruit with tropical mango and still bubble gum but a little lighter than before. I really enjoy Miami Brewing Shark Bait Wheat Beer It’s a solid A. I liked the mixture of wheat and mango and the bubblegum flavor that I got off it. That was great and interesting. There is nothing I could find wrong with this beer. I recommend trying Miami Brewing Co. Shark Bait Wheat Beer. Go and try it for yourself. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Bell’s Brewing Oarsmen Ale

I have always heard good things about the Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. But I have only had one of their beers thus far, Oberon, which I have reviewed a while back. But now I have Oarsman Ale, a Berliner Wiess, 4.0% ABV. This is a wheat beer style from the Berlin area of Germany. Bell’s uses traditional sour mash methods to brew this year round. beer Oarsman Ale pours a hazy straw like color with a head that does fade quickly. I sound some small amounts of light trying to come through the glass and lots of carbonation. The beer was very effervescent looking. The aroma is of tart citrus like fruit with a hint of wheat malts. Overall the aroma is more on the week side of the scale. The taste is at first fruity with nice effervescent feel. Then you get a light fruit sweetness, followed by a little fruity tartness towards the end. The mouthfeel is somewhat light with a tart but slightly tangy finish. The aftertaste is tart leaning slightly towards sour. Overall not a bad beer, so I say this is a B- beer, it doesn’t blow my mind but does taste good. I found this to have a nice fruitiness about it. I would have this again and would recommend this. I am not saying this is one of my new favorites or anything. But I did enjoy this just enough for B-. So please go and try this for yourself as see what you think of Bell’s Oarsman Ale. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly

Gizmo BrewWorks Beekeeper Honey Wheat Ale

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Gizmo BrewWorks Beekeeper Honey Wheat Ale, 5.5% with 11 IBUs from Raleigh, North Carolina is a nod to the beekeeping profession according to Gizmo BrewWorks. Beekeeper Honey Wheat Ale pours a deep yellow with a five finger pillowy white head with an aroma of sweet wheat, banana, and clove that leads you to a taste of some sweetness with nice honey wheat and clove with a floral banana that is easy to drink but not memorable and finishes clean with some sweetness, banana with clove and a semi-sweet wheat aftertaste that lingers a little with a medium mouthfeel. Gizmo BrewWorks Beekeeper Honey Wheat Ale is not bad but there are plenty of better wheat beer out there, and I give it a C. It’s average taste and I wouldn’t mind having it again. But it doesn’t really stand out/ Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!    

Lagunitas Brewing Company Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

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I’ve found that Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma California is quite popular among craft beer drinkers, so I decided to pick one up to review, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, 7.5% ABV, this is a Pale Wheat Ale. Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale pours a yellow clear color with a two finger white head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving very tiny lacing behind and aromas of earth sweet pine notes with slight hop notes that give you a similar sweet earthy bitter flavor with slight orange on the back that is slightly sweeter than it smells, with a nice bitter/sweet finish and an aftertaste of that is more like a semi-sweet IPA all with a medium mouthfeel. This isn’t the so bad nor is it good it’s slight south of boring, C-. I found there to be not enough sweetness, that was hidden behind the bitter earthy notes that make this beer more IPA like that anything especially a pale wheat. It’s trying to be two different beer, an IPA/hoppy beer, and a pale wheat ale at the same time cause a clash of flavors that don’t excite. I am not really sure if I would go back to Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale again but it’s worth a try in my book. Maybe this is not the Lagunitas Brewing Company beer that will convince me of it’s popularity. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!