Saturday, August 29, 2015

Widmer Hefe Shandy

This 4.2% ABV shandy (normally lager and lemonade) is from Widmer Brothers Brewing of Portland, Oregon. It uses their Hefe and adds lemonade flavor.

The beer pours a hazy yellow golden in color, a bit the color of lemon meringue pie filling. There is a tall half inch of pure white foam, like whipped egg whites. The aroma is lemony, lemonade, lemonade concentrate, and lemon meringue pie filling, with a bit of toasted wheat, crumbled graham crackers. The taste follows the aromas note for note. The beer has a dry finish and drinks easy. This is like drinking lemon meringue pie with a graham cracker crust.

Wasatch Last One In Lager

This 5.6% ABV lager is from Wasatch Beers, from the Utah Brewers Cooperative of Salt Lake City, Utah. I love the recommended food pairings on the bottle: potato chips, pretzels, and more beer.

The beer pours a clear golden in color. There is an inch of white, foamy head. The aroma is sweet grain, straw, hay, some grass. The taste follows the aromas directly. The finish has a light to moderate grassy bitterness. The beer drinks with a very refreshing crisp and stinging carbonation. This is a very tasty American lager.