Rucksack

Georgia
United States
Rucksack, Monday Night Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Introducing Rucksack. Our newest summer seasonal, this German-style wheat beer is a well-earned respite after long day on the trail or in the hammock. Hazy and unfiltered, Rucksack’s wheat malt delivers a bready character that screams citrus fruit when combined with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Steeping this beer with orange peel post-fermentation only accentuates this fruitiness.

Profile

ABV: 
4.9%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
48 - 54º
Hops: 
Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 
Pilsner, White wheat, Flaked wheat
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Rucksack by Monday Night Brewing was judged as a German Weissbier (Style 10A). A monstrous, pillowy white head rested atop the hazy golden brew, bubbling up with a very strong carbonation level. The beer offered up healthy aromas of spicy clove and banana, supported by a sweet, crackery malt backbone. 

Its flavoring followed the traditional interpretation, with its nice grainy maltiness, firm clove, and subtle citrus underpinnings. Hop bitterness was neutral and faded quickly. It finished a little sweet, which detracted from the overall impression, with a medium to medium-full mouthfeel. 

A little by more dryness would have enhanced the experience, but in the end, it came along with more than enough weizen-type qualifications to be enjoyable.

Brewery Introduction

Monday Night Brewing is an Atlanta-based craft brewery. We brew beers for the weeknights – balanced, flavorful ales that pair well with food.

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