Unless you've been living under a bridge for the last few weeks you may have noticed the full on media blitz that is Bud Light Golden Wheat.
This is AB/InBev's latest attempt to swoon the Beer "tweens". These are the people who are tired of the run-of-the-mill macro lagers, but are a little too afraid of really flavorful beers.
First off, this is actually a good looking Wheat beer. I was a little surprised they didn't filter the holy-hell out of it. It poured from a bottle a beautifully hazed golden orange color with a nice puffy white head. The nose is heavy with citrus rind and a hint of coriander. Thers's also a nice floral grassiness that rounds out some soft bready yeast notes. The flavor starts bready with a small amount coriander. Next comes the citrus rind with a grassy hop finish. Carbonation is high, typical of Bud Light. Mouthfeel is on the "high-side" of light.
I'm shocked! There's actually sediment in the bottom of my glass. If your a fan of Blue Moon then you will probably like Bud Light Golden Wheat. It far less interesting than Blue Moon, but it is a good gateway beer for people looking to get out of yellow, fizzy beer. I think this will do well in our market.
Overall it's an okay wheat beer. I'm surprised they didn't try to get this out during the warm weather months. Very refreshing... but it's not a beer that'll keep me coming back. Though I am glad that I didn't pass it by. 4.0% ABV. Available everywhere.
Seek out Wheat Beers from our Local Brewers and compare. I think you'll find a much more enjoyable experience.