Whabbit Wheat

Georgia
United States
Red Hare Beer Whabbit Wheat
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Whabbit Wheat is an unfiltered, lightly-hopped American Wheat ale, loaded with apricots and peaches. Saaz hops add floral notes that play well with slight sweetness and tart crispness of the  apricot and peach. A light body and fruit forward aroma make this the perfect Wheat Ale to beat the heat this whabbit season.

Pairing Suggestions: Apertifs, salads, seafood, pastries, pies, earthy and nutty cheese.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
11
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer marries two summer beer ingredient standards---peach and apricot.  Today’s sample poured a hazy dark gold, as an unfiltered wheat ale should.  Its snow white head was dense, but fell quickly to get down to the tasting business.  Aromas noted included mild dried apricot, some green apple, and metallic canned peaches.  Upon tasting, it revealed a soft wheat background, supported by a solid, but murky apricot zestiness along with light grassy hop bitterness and flavor.  In the finish, I picked up more of the peach, which had a satiating, natural flavor in combination with light carbonation.  While I appreciated this beer’s balance, which was not heavily skewed towards fruity sweetness, it would be improved with a fresher fruit flavor profile.