Second beer of the night last night didn’t fare that well, either. Henry Weinhards Belgian Style Wheat was new to me a while back, so I picked up a bottle to try. Description from their website as follows:
Belgian Style Wheat is as refreshing as a beer can be. Try topping it with a wedge of citrus to complement its aromatic Cascade hops and its hints of orange and coriander. Light and crisp, it’s just what you need to keep cool during strenuous Northwest days spent hiking, boating or just plain basking.
While I agree with them that this genre of beer can be very refreshing, I absolutely don’t agree that Henry’s is the one to bring home the big bucks in this style.
Overall, it was no where near what I would expect from a “belgian style wheat”. It was bitter and lacked any semblence of belgian yeast. I actually had a hard time drinking it but kept going on my endless search for good taste… hoping it would get better as it warmed up. Nope. No. No better. Not sure if it was too much coriander or not, but the orange was non-existent and the taste just wasn’t good.
Hopefully never again…
JBB6 Rating: Just Not Right