Blood Orange Wheat Ale

Oregon
United States
Blood Orange Wheat by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Brewed with 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, and Unmalted Wheat. Blood orange provides a subtle twist to this refreshing brew. It pours with a white lacy head and a hint of orange aroma. A medium malt body with a crisp wheat finish and subtle orange flavor.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
23
Served at: 
36-38°
Hops: 
Nugget, Herbrucker, Crystal
Malts: 
2 Row Pale, Munich, Wheat Malt, Flaked Rye, Unmalted Wheat
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Company beer was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP 29A).

The pour resulted in a nice light golden hue with slight chill haze. The carbonation was light and moderate that resulted in good lacing on the side of the glass.  The aroma had a very distinctive and nice citrus scent and little/no hops. The flavor of this beer was well balanced between the malt and the hops. It featured a very light malt base and a light hop bittering. The blood orange or citrus flavors really do come out of this beer and was noticeably picked up in the palate. The blood orange dominates the flavor of this beer while the malt and hops linger in the background. The mouthfeel and body of this beer was light and refreshing. It had a light carbonation that was just right for the style, and the finish was crisp and dry along with a slight tartness (due to the blood oranges).  A wonderful quenchable beer on a nice hot day.