Not to sound like a broken record or anything, but as we’ve mentioned on many an occasion in many a beer review, wheat beers were a bit of a gateway to the wild and wooly world of Craft Beer for us. After years of drinking many a Lager or Pilsner, German Wheat beers (aka Hefeweizens) opened our eye to a new world of flavor.
On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’re headed back to Comstock Park, Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Company for a review of a wheat beer with a twist. Willow Wheat is its name. Here’s what they have to say about it:
Utilizing a classic blend of American hops along with new world varietals, this Wheat Ale delivers a unique bouquet of aromas and flavors. ABV 5.6%
We’ve had a hoppy wheat or two over the years and found them to be quite a nice diversion. Not to bready like a wheat beer or overly hoppy like an IPA. It’s a style that all about getting the balance just right. To find out if Willow Wheat achieves that balance, click play on the following video:
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Many thanks to the fine folks at Perrin Brewing Co for sending us this very generous sample!