Brauerei Fahr Fahr Fetched Experiment (Amarillo) – Hefeweizen at 5.3% ABV | 20 IBU

Brauerei Fahr Fahr Fetched Experiment (Amarillo) Hefeweizen at 5.3% ABV | 20 IBU (C$4.99 at Oak & Vine, 500 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 19-Jul-2018, reviewed 20-Aug-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with three fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and clingy soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: banana, bubblegum, doughy pale malt, clove, floral, grass. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light peppery spice. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mild bitter spicy finish. (4/5)

Well, it might be Fahr Fetched, but it’s not very far-fetched – certainly not to the point of being classifiable as a Hopfenweisse. On the nose, at least, this is a full-on Hefe: big banana and bubblegum, with not a whole lot of hop character. And, I can’t say I’m surprised, since Fahr is so very traditional German in character. Personally, I would call this a very mild deviation form the normal hop profile, while German purists might be spluttering in indignation. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze

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