Sunday, January 3, 2016

Madhouse Iowa "Borlauger" Wheat Beer

The Madhouse Brewing Company originated in Newton, Iowa, and now have a new location in Des Moines. This take on the Belgian wit wheat style takes its name from Norman Borlaug, the Iowan whose advances in plants led to more productive crops and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. He also conceived the World Food Prize, which is based out of Des Moines. 

The beer pours a hazy yellow golden in color. There is a half-inch of white foamy head, a touch creamy. The aroma is toasted wheat and herbal spices. It smells creamy. The taste is rich toasted wheat and subtle herbs, light fruity yeast notes. The beer drinks creamy, but with a strong tingling of carbonation on the back end. The finish is fairly dry with a light bitterness. This is a very, very tasty and enjoyable to drink beer. If you name a wheat beer after Norman Borlaug, you better make a damn good one, and they did.  

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