Beer: (Widmer) Brothers Reserve Lemongrass Wheat Ale
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Wheat Ale brewed with lemongrass and muscat grape juice
Availability: Limited Release #5 Fall 2011
Price: $7.99/22 oz
Aroma: Fruit, citrus, and grapes
Appearance: Clear, orange, little head retention, pretty tiny little bubbles, no lacing.
Body & Texture: Full flavor! Grape flavors make this sweet and very smooth. Reminds me of drinking grape juice. Middle is slightly sour.
Aftertaste: Wheat in aftertaste. No bite whatsoever and no alcohol taste.
I’m impressed! So glad my dad picked this one up for me to review. It’s brewed with muscat grape juice and I can really taste it. As for the lemongrass, can’t say I can really pick it out in this brew. It uses a champagne and ale yeast and you can tell with the champagne yeast, since the tiny nonstop bubbles are very reminiscent of champagne. If you’re a fan of white wine, then you’d really appreciate this beer. I would say Widmer did a great job on this craft brew! I think this would be a great beer to share since it’s pretty special. By the way, I could definitely feel the 9%!