Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

There's a new offering out from Anheuser-Busch. Spring Heat Spiced Wheat is an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale, which is naturally cloudy. Brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels, coriander, two-row barley and wheat malts. Hops are a blend of Cascade, Willamette and Hallertau hops. We got to try it on our St. Patty's Day Bar Crawl and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not a huge fan of most AB products. When sampling this, I was in the dark as to the who the brewer of this beer was, so there was no bias on my part for a change. It had a hazy yellow appearance, with a nice white head. A very fresh, zesty nose with a taste that was mostly lemon peel and a small amount of hoppiness in the end. It reminds me of a citrusy Blue Moon. This is a seasonal that's only available through May. Too bad, It would make a good summer quencher. We tried ours at Murphy's and Port o' Call. And I believe it's only available on tap. Slainte!

1 comment:

Brendan said...

yuck! too much hops for a wheat beer, methinks.