Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Guinness Irish Wheat | Beer Review

I decided to take a beerventure off the craft beer path to return to an old faithful, Guinness and take a look at their Irish Wheat. This Witbier style beer has an ABV of 5.3% and poured a nice golden color with a white head that dissipated pretty quickly. The taste was pleasing though and it did deliver good flavor with a nice duration. Overall, a pretty decent beer that led to me to provide an Untappd rating of 3.75. You can check out my video here to see more of my thoughts on this one.

Brewer Notes:

Welcome to Ireland’s sunny side. Far away from the salty sea coastline, the Irish Midlands were the prime spot to grow the wheat for the first ever beer to use 100% Irish wheat malt. Golden in color, with a hint of spicy clove and citrus, Irish Wheat is a clean and lively wheat beer that’s perfect for any occasion.

Our recipe starts with Irish-grown, Irish-malted wheat. A long fermentation with the classic Guinness yeast strain brings out subtle banana, clove and citrus notes—flavors we hold back in our stouts but let loose in our perfectly balanced Irish Wheat. The result is a golden and hazy wheat beer with a clean, crisp, refreshing zesty citrus taste.

Aroma: Cloves with a hint of banana and citrus
Flavor: Clean, low bitterness with a subtle clove and banana flavor and a hint of zesty citrus
Palate: Clean, refreshing taste with full body
ABV: 5.3%
Appearance: Light, golden with a typical wheat haze
Hops: Mount Hood & Amarillo

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