Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fordham Wisteria Wheat

 
Wisteria Wheat


Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Dover, Delaware USA

Hefeweizen (BeerAdvocate.com)
Wheat Ale (RateBeer.com)

5.1% ABV




Commercial Description:
Enjoy the lazy days of Summer with this classic unfiltered wheat ale.  Wisteria Wheat is a medium body beer with a soft, velvety carbonation and a wheaty finish.  This easy golden brew is sure to bring you and your friends together all summer long.
5.1 Alcohol by volume
Brewed with Hefeweizen yeast, Pale malts, Wheat malts, Perle and Tradition hops.
(FordhamBrewing.com)

General Pricing:
12 oz bottles: ~$8.00 6 pack, ~$29.00 case

Background:
I asked my son John to pick up a few summer beers that I have not reviewed. This is one of those beers.

Review:
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with orange hues and a white head.

The nose is nice with sweet rich wheat malt aromas and notes of citrus and clove.

Not a bad Hefe; much richer than I expected.

The taste starts out with a light sweetness up front followed by a very pleasant effervescence over the tongue in mid-sip. The back end is very easy drinking with an effortless swallow. The finish is very nice with rich wheat malt flavors along with notes of citrus and banana and a touch of clove. The final aftertaste is a lingering yeasty wheat flavor and a touch of spice.

This is really a pretty good Hefe so far let’s see how it warms.

 We are now at 71 degrees.

This is still a very good tasting Hefe even at this warm temperature. The wheat malt flavors and richer and the mouthfeel is almost velvety now. The most impressive thing is that this has not picked up any off flavors or unpleasantness whatsoever.

I’m going for a B+ on this one. I really enjoyed this Hefeweizen. It was not the most refreshing Hefe but I don’t think it is suppose to be. This one is rich with more robust wheat malt flavors and a smooth mouthfeel.



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