Bannerman Brewing Co. Tan Lines – American Pale Wheat Ale at 6% ABV

Bannerman Brewing Co. Tan Lines American Pale Wheat Ale at 6% ABV (C$10.99 at Bannerman Brewing Co., 945 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 9-Aug-2019, reviewed 10-Aug-2019)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one fat finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thick persistent cap, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, resiny pine, wheat. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter,. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration slightly resiny finish. (4/5)

Another somewhat atypical beer from these guys – but to be fair, they never claimed it was supposed to be a Witbier. As an American Wheat Ale, this is excellent, dominated by a bright and slightly resiny hop character with lesser, but not quite background, wheat supporting. Which is pretty much what you’d expect and hope for, given that it’s an El Dorado DDH. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

2 replies on “Bannerman Brewing Co. Tan Lines – American Pale Wheat Ale at 6% ABV”

Just trying this one today and I really like it. It reminds me of Les Trois Mousquetaires Hopfenweisse but not quite as hoppy. Then I read your review of Les Trois Hopfenweisse and I wonder whether you might have had a bad one. I bought a few cases of them the couple of Summers the NLC had them. If you get a chance you might want to try it again. Sadly, it has not been here the last couple of years.

Hm. It’s entirely possible that I did get a bad one, but if memory serves that might also have been my very first Hopfenweisse ever, so maybe I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about then. (Not that I necessarily do now; I just do so with more authority!) I certainly see your point in comparing this one to the Hopfenweisse style, though. I’ll make a note to pick it up the LTM one again and give it another go, thanks!

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