Pubs around town have been adding this to the rotating tap. Not a bad call.
STYLE: American Pale Wheat Ale
LOOK: Dusty yellow, orange stripes, sturdy head.
NOSE: Flat haystack, barny, dash of lemon.
MOUTH: You could, if you were inclined, say it lacks complexity. You could also say it’s just straightforward. Straw, orange and lemon peel, peppery, unsalted crackers. I’m craving a bit more carbonation, though there’s no denying the finish is soft, clean, and soft again. There are far too many foam-forward heads out there that bitterly overwhelm the pull. Not here. This one, it’s pillowy, like nighttime sheep, and it lulls the goodness home. Would perhaps make a good counterpoint pairing to a robust spinach and artichoke dip, heavy on the chokes.
Beeradvocate Rating: 85
Hayward Abbey Rating: 82