Another pretty dreadful effort from the sham of a “brewery” that is Hilton Head Brewing Co.
An extraordinary beer in many ways. Firstly the color is essentially that of a Pale Ale or perhaps even an IPA. It has a mid-amber hue which would be fine if it were a beer that SHOULD look like that, but if you had asked me to categorize this, any type of “wheat” beer would have been my last guess. This is are recurring theme at HHB though, so God knows what they are doing with their malts and grains. Perhaps they are just using one thing for all of their beers. The next problem was the way it was presented – ABSOLUTELY flat with zero life. Zero head (and therefore zero retention and lace) was the way it arrived. It looked ilike dirty wash water.
Ironically the taste was the best part of the beer. It has a fairly strong blueberry element and was quite sweet. Malty presence was high and the beer drank relatively cleanly with no unpleasant aftertaste either. Not exactly my favorite style or my favorite fruit, but I thought it was palatable. Having said that, if I had been looking for wheat presence I would have been horribly disappointed.
Another weak effort for this VERY strange “brewpub” – an odd beast since it seems that the beer is the last thing on their mind.