Friday, 11 April 2014

Okanagan Spring Summer Weizen

Okanagan Spring Summer Weizen is a seasonal release from the Okanagan Spring Brewery in Vernon, British Columbia. It's a wheat beer that clocks in at 5% alcohol and comes in 341mL bottles. It's a very pretty specimen too--cloudy and golden, topped with a white head.

The bottle talks about an apricot flavour, and that's definitely the first thing that I noticed in the aroma. The sweet nose is dominated by apricot. The flavour is also apricot heavy, thought the mouthfeel is disappointingly thin. I wanted this beer to be sweet, but it's actually quite saccharine. Still, the flavour is quite compelling. It's a somewhat unusual take on the what beer formula. In behind the apricot flavour, there are also notes of banana.

If this beer was a bit sharper, a bit more carbonated, and a bit crisper, it'd get a great grade. Even so, it's unusual enough and sufficiently flavourful for solid marks. i you like apricots, you'll dig this potion. I picture it pairing nicely with grilled chicken of fish out on the patio.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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