Brew Review: Brothers Reserve Lemongrass Wheat Ale

by Kelli H. on May 1, 2012

Beer: (Widmer) Brothers Reserve Lemongrass Wheat Ale
Date: 4-1-12
Location: Portland, OR
Type: Wheat Ale brewed with lemongrass and muscat grape juice
Availability: Limited Release #5 Fall 2011
Price: $7.99/22 oz
Alcohol: 9%
IBU: 22

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.

Overall Impression:
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%!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Want! That wounds so wonderful. I could see enjoying that on a sunny patio after work. Ahhh… relaxation!


elizabeth @ chronic venture May 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

mm this sounds delicious!


Maren May 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

you always find the coolest beers!


WillJogForFood May 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

That sounds so good! I have had a few different types of wheat, but never lemongrass. YUM


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