Saltbox Brewing Dynamite Trail Ale – Hefeweizen at 5.2% ABV

Saltbox Brewing Dynamite Trail Ale Hefeweizen at 5.2% ABV (C$3.91 at Liquid Assets YHZ, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Nov-2017, reviewed 28-Nov-2017)

Appearance: hazy straw with one fat finger of creamy white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: banana, wheat, coriander, white pepper. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, light spice. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, sweetish medium lightly spicy finish. (3/5)

Another OK implementation of a fairly uninspiring style by this brewery. Not great, by any means – the appearance is slightly disappointing, and I find it slightly excessively sweet and spicy – but drinkable. I’m not sure whether or not I’d like to see these guys try something more interesting: as it stands, my experience is that they do middle-of-the-road implementations of fairly stodgy styles, so I’m not sure where they’d end up if they tried something more my speed. Now that I think about it, it might be best to leave well enough alone…? (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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