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Shenanigans Summer Ale
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American Pale Wheat Ale
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Reviews by JackieTH:
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at 2012 ABR, from notes.
Poured a hazy yellow-gold with a inch or better of white foam that left heavy lacing. Smell was citrus, honey, lemon and wheat grain and the taste followed right along, although the zesty lemon blast tended to be far forward of any underlying honey and orange notes that were in the background. Lighter body, highly carbonated, a summery beer certainly, refreshing, light on the palate and finished mildly bitter and dry.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2012 03:12:03 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Canned on 5/15/13.
Appearance: Pours a pale and somewhat hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head that holds some decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.
Smell: A zesty wheat driven aroma with lots of fruity citrus esters and some spice. Wheat and pale malt upfront with hints of biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Sweet hints of honey. The Sorachi Ace hop scent comes out as well as a big citrus hop presence. Big hints of juicy orange peel and pulp, pineapple, and lemon zest. Also some hints of white peppers and coriander spicing. A very juicy and zesty smell. It literally smells like there is orange juice mixed in here. Very nice.
Taste: Lives up to the good aroma, lots of wheat with zesty citrus fruit notes and some spice. Dry bready wheat and pale malt with notes of biscuit, yeast, and crackers along with some sweet honey taste. Solid hop presence for a wheat ale with good notes of the Sorachi Ace hop. Big citrus fruit notes of oranges and peel along with some pineapple and lemon zest. Some spicy taste as well with notes of white pepper and a little coriander. Zesty and nicely balanced. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and somewhat spicy. Very smooth.
Overall: A really good wheat ale. Good balance of sweetness and dryness with really vibrant citrus taste. A great summer beer.
Serving type: can
05-23-2013 06:36:35 |
More by MattyG85
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Slightly hazy straw-gold with decent stark white head.
Smell: Wheat, lemon, orange and white pepper.
Taste: Nice wheat backbone with some serious zest layers of lemon and spiciness. The honey touch is small but noticeable, and helps to round out the flavor profile. I can't believe that this is only 14 IBUs. While not exactly bitter, the finish is quite sharp from the lemon and spice notes.
Feel: Light and effervescent, but also smooth and creamy, which takes a deft hand. Finish is very dry and crisp.
Overall: For a true American Wheat Ale (e.g. not a wheat IPA), this is about as good as it gets. Refreshing and crisp, drinkable yet complex - this is how to make a great summer beer.
Serving type: can
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Here's the official description from the brewery: Brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, Glacier County Honey, and locally malted red wheat Shenanigans Summer Ale has a zesty, citrus-filled aroma, refreshingly dry body, and notes of honey that weave in and out of this thirst quenching summer ale. So brave the humidity and enjoy the long days because summer is time for Shenanigans.
And here's what I had to say:
Indeed Shenanigans Summer Honey Wheat Ale, Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Very hazy, light golden color, prodigious head, fluffy as a cloud, lace-leaving. Looking good.
Aroma: there's the honey, there's the wheat, and here come the hops. Indeed announced itself as a hop-forward brewery, and I'm damn glad there's no exception when it comes to something like a honey wheat ale, which, in some hands, can be a simpering, soporific affair. Plenty of pleasures in this nose.
Taste: first comes the wheaten texture, plenty of it, a good amount of grit, with the right amount of smooth. Along comes the sweetness of honey, just enough deliciousness, just enough delight. Blasts of citrus fruit, as well, pineapple meets lemon meets orange meets grapefruit and mango.
I raise my glass a third time, and the bitterness of the hops is keeping it all in check, while letting the honey seep out it's sweetness, and leaving the wheat to keep it all smooth and mellow. Love this easy-drinking summer ale.
Let's see…the State Fair is over, Labor Day has come and gone, leaves are starting to fall, and there's less heat and more chill, but you know what? The calendar says it's still summer, and we have this beer around. Yeah, if only they debuted in June, but there's always next year, when they'll probably can it.
I like honey in a beer, and I love a wheat, but when there's this much hoppiness at play, we're all good in the neighborhood. Props to Indeed for not selling out on a concept that would be lousy in less capable hands.
This one doesn't have a proper label yet, and I assume that's because they're not canning it until next year, and the paper labels for the bottles only use a logo, rather than a full illustration. And I will look forward to seeing more of this next summer, because it is a keeper. Tasty, easy-drinking, with just enough hops on the tongue for a reward. I need that stuff, you know, or it just isn't worth it.
Serving type: on-tap
09-10-2012 07:47:49 |
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