Day #85 – Samuel Adams Coastal WheatMarch 27, 2011
I’m bottling my most recent homebrewed beer, which is a Golden Ale which I have affectionately named “Fireman’s #451″ and to do that I have to collect lots of bottles. I like the shape and build of the Samuel Adams bottles, so I picked up some more of them. Today’s is their Coastal Wheat.
Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat
The Coastal Wheat is a wheat ale which is most notably brewed using Lisbon lemons, which are grown in California. Let’s see if those characteristics show up in the flavor.
It pours a slightly hazy golden color with lots of carbonation bubbles that form a foamy white head on the top of the beer.
The aroma is fruity and tart. Lemon and floral sweetness on the nose, with wheat grains and maybe a light spiciness. Kind of a candied aroma as well, like lemon drops.
The flavor is a decent balance of lemon peel and zest, and wheat bread. There is a light bitterness on the finish but it is fairly subtle. The lemon spice is what prevails in the flavor here. Hmm, this one is fairly well done; flavorful and different.