05 Dec

Side Launch Wheat | 24 Days of Beer: Day 5

Day 5-Side Launch Wheat

Summery and light, this bright wheat is a great break from the heavier beers of winter

 

Brewery: Side Launch Brewing 
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.4%      IBU: N/A

This hazy golden wheat pours with a nice pillowy top of lacy, white head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing as you drink. The aroma is dominated by banana and spice with strong wheat notes. Pale malts and floral, grassy hops are also present along with a touch of cloves.

The taste follows the aroma nicely with strong apricot, orange, and banana flavours that are well complimented by significant spicy clove notes, pale malts. and distinct grassy hops. An exceptionally sessionable beer, Side Launch Wheat is more flavourful and well-rounded than your average hefeweizen and has quickly become one of my favourites. With an average to light texture and body and medium carbonation, it is a great example of the style and I look forward to seeing what else will come out of this new brewery in the months to come.

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