New Glarus Brewing Company
12oz, 6-Pack
Pours a huge head, easily over two fingers even with a controlled pour, brilliant bone white, while very airy and whipped up keeps a nicely even surface, the lacing very large splotches with just below average stickiness. Mild haze to the pure gold colored liquid, randomly scattered large bubbles, no tight beads. The nose leaps forth from the glass with bubblegum, banana, clove and a solid amount of apricot, pear to apple fruit scents, as it warms there's additional pepper, more pronounced wheat as well as mineral water notes. Medium-bodied, fairly dry and stern even as the carbonation has it frothing across the palate. The dryness prevents a round mouth feel from really filling it up though. The flavors come close to exactly replicating the nose with strong emphasis on bubblegum, clove and banana. More mixed orange to grapefruit citrus and more yeasty than wheat-driven. The apple, pear, apricot, peach fruit pairs up with golden raisin and fig, this without any real sugariness accruing. Unavoidable retronasal perfume fills the mouth after swallowing. The flavors more simple than intense which appears to be the intent behind this beer in the name of higher drinkability.
4 out of 5