Parallel 49 Trifecta – Hopfenweisse at 5% ABV

Parallel 49 Trifecta Hopfenweisse at 5% ABV (C$7.80 at Sherbrooke Liquor, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 25-Apr-2018, reviewed 30-Apr-2018)

Appearance: opaque straw with two fat fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (5/5) Aroma: banana, floral, grass, hint of white pepper. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light spice. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration slightly spicy finish. (4/5)

Uh, guys? You called this a Hopfenweisse. And, you claimed to have added a “trifecta of hops”. Well, if you did, they must’ve been something along the lines of Styrian Goldings, Tettnang, and Hallertau – because the most hop character I’m getting from this is a limp, weedy grass. Now, banana? Hell yes. Huge banana, and a quite nice Weissbier appearance and overall character. But that’s not what the label says, now is it? No. Who’s been a bad brewer? You have. No cookie for you. Now you go feel shame about what you’ve done. (12/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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