Sunday, February 13, 2011

Horizon Wheat

Tasted mid afternoon following lunch while editing my final paper for moral philosophy. I'd picked this beer up in a 12 craft pack when I was working at Binny's Beverage Depot over winter break.
Appearance: Pale straw color with an initial 1 finger soapy fizzed white head it then dissipates into a foamy ring. Evenly hazed with a luminescent glow. Carbonation is still visible, but hardly.
Aroma: Very bready smelling with a banana and passion-fruit smell. Yeast predominantly. Clove and coriander add a spicy nose. Sweet and pungent.
Taste: Foretaste is lightly toasted sweetness with a complementary citrus wheat flavor. Earthy smells and pungent yeast character. The flavor reminds me of a young dough that hasn’t been baked yet. The sweetness is further encouraged by the mesh of spices and herbal flavors near the finish of the beer. Less of a banana flavor than the aroma led on.
Mouthfeel: Lighter carbonation and medium body. Some dry and resinous textures at the finish. The carbonated fizz on the tongue is less of a spike and more of a sand paper like texture to the tongue. Very drinkable and refreshing.
Overall Impression: A very normal wheat ale with a characterized yeast and bready palatability. More spices than usual, but still quite balanced. I think I’d recommend this for anyone in search of a stylistic wheat, nothing too extreme, but more of a mean.


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