Black Bridge Brewery Wheat Burst – Wheat Ale at 5% ABV

Black Bridge Brewery Wheat Burst Wheat Ale at 5% ABV (C$4.00 at The Brewer’s Apprentice, 473 ml, packaged on 4-Oct-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 7-Jan-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with three fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: lemon, wheat, tropical fruit, hint of pine & earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter finish. (4/5)

Nice. This is the answer to what happens when you take the lovely head retention, light body, and crispness of a wheat ale, and hop the hell out of it, giving it a hop hit similar to an A/IPA. (I like to think there are people sitting in rooms asking questions like this. These are my kind of people.) This brewery continues to impress – I think this is the fourth of theirs I’ve had and three were at this level or nearly so. (The fourth was a real quick taster of their stout, and I might well be giving it short shrift. Might have to give it a proper go some time.) (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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