The Love

Virginia
United States
The Love
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

The Love is distinguished by its extremely light body and fruity aroma, finished with spicy notes.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
9
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bright aromatics of citrus, pear and apple marry with a light grainy note and a faint hint of spice. Although commonly associated with the Hefeweizen style, banana and clove characteristics were nearly completely absent. This is clearly more of an American Wheat than a German one. There is tartness up front with a slight spiciness and light lemon flavor before giving way to a huge sweetness in the finish, which nears cloying. It seems like the low carbonation enhances this sweetness. The wheat character in this beer is quite pleasant. All-in-all, this is a good beer for a hot summer day and would be much better if it could be made a little drier.

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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