- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Lemon Tea Beer – Mill St. Brewery, 5% ABV, 473ml., (Toronto, ON, Canada)
on the back of the can:
“A remarkable wheat beer infused with a blend of orange pekoe and earl grey teas. It pours a light amber colour and will charm you with its sublime tea flavour and subtle lemon twist. A truly Canadian take on one of Europe’s newest beer styles.”
Ingredients: Water, malted wheat, malted barley, lemon puree, organic cane sugar, orange pekoe tea, earl grey tea, hops.
- Style: (flavoured – orange pekoe, earl grey, lemon) Wheat Ale
- Taste: Sweet lemon black tea earl grey mild wheat roughness
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $15 CAD (after 10% off) – 6 x 355ml-ish, September 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: a good first tea beer to try
Visual: (seasonal sampler 6-pack). Pours cloudy marmalade orange with a small 1mm head, fast and slow bubbles here and there.
Nose: faint earl grey, barley malt (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: crisp, background subdued sourness
Mid-palate: (lvl-4-sweetness), black tea, bergamot oil, lemon, wheat malt, tangy
Finish: soft wheat malt roughness, partially thin, cane sugar barley malt sweetness.
Summary: Tea and beer, a perfect match for me! This is my first tea infused beer and I’m quite liking the style. Although this particular tea beer doesn’t have extraordinary depth or length, the transitions are smooth and it has decent complexity.