- My Rating: C+
Rhubie Rhubarb Wheat Ale – Lighthouse Brewing Co., 6.2% ABV – 650ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)
on the front left-side label:
“Rhubie Rhubarb Wheat Ale was brewed with Pilsener malt, flaked wheat, hops, Belgian wheat ale yeast and organic Fraser Valley rhubarb.”
- Style: (Rhubarb) Flavoured Wheat Ale
- Taste: Lemon sweet fizzy wheat malt
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $6 (5% off) – 650ml, July 2014
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: I dig the basic label, like a Rubix cube or Chiclets gum… Whatever happened to Chiclets? Pours clear light almost-neon yellow, not much head, barely any lacing, thin ringed retention, many many active streams.
Nose: very fruity sweet lemony citrus malts, (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: ultra crisp, light fizzy, incoming sweet malts
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) fruity rhubarb*, lemon citrus, wheat malt, yeasty
Finish: lingering barley sweetness, thinnish body, pleasant sweet malt finish.
Summary: *Truthfully I haven’t rhubarb by itself so I cannot pinpoint it’s flavour. Either way, this beer is a bit above average but nothing to write home about. Decent textures and crisp ability, but not that deep nor memorable.