Saturday, August 27, 2011
SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen Ale
I received a bottle of Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen Ale in a trade with Lance Martin (Beers of the Night) and Alfred Hugh Leonard III. The beer pours a golden color with a lofty and frothy white head that leaves specks of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of wheat, lemon, funk, grass, pepper, and hay. The taste starts off with lemon that is slightly puckering with a bit of funk. There is a wheat and yeast sweetness that then comes in to play with a pepper, hay, and grassy dryness from the hops. The alcohol content is 5.7% ABV. This was a slid hefeweizen that was light on the tongue and refreshing, but has a nice little bit of lemon funk that tickles the tongue.