Friday, May 18, 2012

Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat

We currently have many Tröegs beers on tap at Mudville 9 and I am making my way through enjoying them all. My newest favorite is DreamWeaver Wheat. 

DreamWeaver Wheat pours into the glass in a hazy golden straw hue with a white head that quickly dissipates into a thin layer of lacing on the surface. When I take a sniff, I smell a strong wheat with hints of banana and lemon scent. When I take my first sip, I detect a sweet malt and wheat taste. This quickly subsides to a fruity taste that is very enjoyable. 

I would say this is the perfect warm-weather drink and at 4.8% ABV, you can pair this with your lunch without having to worry about becoming too drunk in the daytime. I would pair this with some hot BBQ wings as the sweeter taste will balance out the spice.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Troegs Troegenator

A new beer we have on tap at Mudville 9 is Troegs Troegenator. Troegenator pours into the glass in a very dark mahogany color that is rather beautiful as a beer. There is also very little head when poured into the glass. It smells of dark fruits with a hint of smoke/roasted flavor.

Taking the first sip, I detect a heavy hand of that same dark fruit flavor that came through in the scent. It is medium-bodied with a malty goodness up front. There is a hint of sweetness that melds with the alcohol to yield a rum-like spiciness. The beer is very thick and has an 8.2% ABV. This beer would pair very well with a dessert or you can drink it as your dessert!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Firestone Walker Double Jack

A new beer we just put on tap is Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Double Jack. With 9.5% ABV, this is a strong beer and should not be taken lightly. It is brewed in California and made year-round.

Double Jack pours out as a beautiful golden amber into the glass with a modest head. The beer smells of citrus with a strong scent of hops mixed in. The first taste I took gave me hints of grapefruit and pineapple, followed by caramel and some bitter orange rind. It is very rich with a sharp flavor but then mellowed by the warm malt.

It goes down very smoothly and pairs amazingly with barbeque. I would pair this with a sweet barbeque chicken wing or merely drink it on its own. I think this is a great beer for summer because of the hints of fruit flavor throughout the beer.