First selection from Moody Ales. I picked this up a few weeks ago when I did the ‘moody craft beer crawl’ (literally two breweries, about 3 blocks apart) and it’s been silently judging me from the top of my fridge ever since. I have a prejudice against beers that advertise a particular flavor, because normally that flavor becomes the marquee note and I tend to get sick of it pretty fast. Like pretty much any raspberry ale can preemptively lick my butt. Don’t fuck with my beer, man.
The pour is a finger of bubbly eggshell white with lots of noticeable carbonation. It’s a rich, clear, golden yellow color with small amount of lacing. The highly retentive head lasted right to the last drop.
The aromas are pineapple and citrus, and are less potent than I expected. This is a good sign.
Tastes are tart and a bit sour with pineapple, grass and bread. It has a lot of flavor, the trifecta of different hops are apparent and create a big, bold overall character. It’s well balanced, with the bread and grass holding down the pineapple from being the overpowering force I was afraid would make me feed this to my overgrown lawn. Pineapple is not my most favorite of fruit.
The mouthfeel is crisp and very fizzy. This is not a beer I would session, probably a one and done. I found myself getting tired of it the further through the bottle I got. The pineapple isn’t overwhelming, but it’s not really my flavor. Well done beer though.
3.5/5 Well done Hefeweizen with a featured flavor that isn’t for me. If you like pineapple and/or Hefeweizen, this might be just the brew for you.