Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: Southern Tier Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer

Southern Tier Hop Sun Summer Wheat Beer
5.1% ABV
Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood, NY
12 oz btl
Served in Duvel tulip glass
Date on bottle: Bottled on 3/19/13
Reviewed on 6/1/13 

This wheat beer pours a light golden color that comes across as almost clear.  Good white bubbly head that has decent retention.  Nice lacing.  Moderate carbonation evident.

Smell consists of hops, wheat, yeast, mild malt, some floral and herbal notes, mild spice.

Taste consists of hops, mild malt, wheat, breadiness, floral and herbal notes, mild touch of spice, some citrus.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth with some moderate dryness and bitterness.  A touch flat on the palate.

Overall, a good tasting wheat beer that's decent for its style.  Good wheat and hops flavors come through, with some back floral and herbal notes, citrus, and malt providing support.  Not a big fan of the style (see here), but it's a decently drinkable beer. 

My score: 86

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