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. Thatâ€™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 canâ€™t use the lessened against it. Itâ€™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.