Tonight I’m back at the beer reviews. Frankly, although I haven’t been posting reviews, I feel like I should be taking a break rather than spinning things up again. Last week was rough. A bachelor party, a get together with an old college friend, and then a beer festival in the span of 6 days! I drank more last week than I care to admit.
But alas, I must get back to blogging, so I have poured a glass full of Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale. The stuff has a great aroma – almost tea-like (it’s brewed with chamomile flowers). So far no hints of herbal or floral…let’s hope it stays that way.
I’m at first surprised at the stingy bitterness of hops, but now I realize that this is a pale ale…so it kinda makes sense. I’m getting very little in terms of the tea characteristic in the flavor. Still not herbal nor flowery in flavor.
In the grand scheme of pale ales, it’s just OK for me. After the yummy smell I was hoping for something more in terms of unique taste and the beer let me down. -2 points for being a big tease.