Profiled by Ken Carman for professorgoodales.net
The nose is VERY promising in the bottle. Apricot with a hint of pit floats up with also some sweet. Wheat behind that in the glass: a hint of white bread. The sweet is almost honey like, as in Orange Blossom.
SRM almost 1, very hazy. Head faded fast, almost none with tiny white bubbles. That’s odd for a wheat beer. Tiny, tiny bubbles cling desperately to sides of the glass.
Mouthfeel is sweet wheat with a semi-full feel provided by pleasant, soothing, wheat proteins. Sweet lingers on the roof of mouth and back of palate.
Flavor: wheat and hint of apricot. Apricot is more in nose, less in mouthfeel and far less in taste, but it is there. Balance is about right: the taste also may have faded for this has been around for quite a while in my “to try” collection, so I can’t use the lessened against it. It’s bready, kind of sweet white bread-like with apricot pit following in that part of the taste: almost like they left apricots with some pit in the dough when baking white bread.
I am not a wheat beer fan, but have to give it a 4, especially since this is an old bottle. It is impressive, for what it is. A simple, very pleasant, quaff that deserves the 4.
82 in BA, 32 on RB with a 62 on style. A Park City, Utah brewpub, who also brews, bottles and serves Polygamy Porter.