I’m back… a long drive and some slightly difficult kids later and we arived back in WA today at about 2:00 pm. We had a pretty good stay at the Best Western in La Grande, OR. Nice rooms, nice pool, good breakfast, right off the highway… highly recommended.
So, we have been unpacking for a while and I am ready for a cold one… I look in the fridge and there it is… the second beer from FireStation5 that I purchased before the trip. FireStation5 Fire Hydrant Hefeweisen stares me in the eye and gives me that “drink me” look, so I open it up and pour it into a standard pint glass.
First things first… this doesn’t look like hefeweizen. It just doesn’t have the right color, no head even with a straight-to-the-bottom pour, and it sure doesn’t look unfiltered… much to my dismay, of course. Well, I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but I think you can judge a beer by its pour and color… really. This beer was much more bitter than it should have been, it wasn’t fruity in the least, and it didn’t hold a good aftertaste at all.
First beer from Firestation was the Firestation Blonde and it didn’t rate well… hoping the full line isn’t of the same caliber… will keep trying and let you know. 🙂
JBB6 Rating: Just Not Right