Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale – Bridge Brewing Co. (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale – Bridge Brewing, 5.5% ABV, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)


printed on the front-right label:

This American wheat ale is a crisp, refreshing summer brew. Pouring a hazy straw colour this beer was brewed with the addition of fresh blood oranges and bourbon. Zesty and floral, with clean citrus flavours and a moderate bitterness this beer is ideal for a warm summer day.

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  • Style: (flavoured – blood orange, bourbon) Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Soft short bourbon orange grainy barley malt no carry
  • Where I got it : Liquor Barn / N.Bby
  • How much: $7.75 (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours bright copper brown with a medium frothy head, 1cm lasting retention, clustered active streams.

Nose: orange citrusy hops (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: soft crisp

Mid-palate: metallic orange background, light bourbon, 20/80-wheat/barley, (lvl-3-sweetness), honey, light-bodied

Finish: grainy barley exhale

Summary: Not a lot of fullness, thin and lacking carry. Drinkable but not a lot of pop.

Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #3 – Jerkface 9000 North West Wheat

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #3

Jerkface 9000 North West Wheat – Parallel 49 Brewing Co., 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“It’s beginning to look a lot like screw this. All I want for Christmas is a bottle of this hopped American wheat goin’ down your fruitcake-hole. That way I don’t have to hear you sing any more of those awful carols.”

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  • Style: (American Wheat) Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Citrus dry wheat malt early long bitter peel hops
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: pass

Visual: Pours clear golden yellow/light orange with minimal head, a thin layer of micro retention, steady avg speed streams.

Nose: faint apricot wheaty malt. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming sweet grains

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) arpicot, dry wheat malt, bitter grapefruit peel hops, sour tangy mild acidity

Finish: lingering bitter hopped finish

Summary: I didn’t expect the hops to jump out so early in the mids. Overall went down smooth and swiftly. I enjoyed the complexity of taste and texture.