I love a good Hefe in the summer, and I’ve grown to really enjoy some fruit beers too, but this beer falls between the two in a slightly unsatisfactory way.
I was a little concerned when I read it had been infused with orange flavor, rather than the orange flavor being an integral part of the beer.
Poured a dirty orange color – quite attractive – with a nice head and pleasant orange aroma. Not too overpowering. A very refreshing beer with the orange flavor coming through but not off-putting, but I felt a little short-changed. The beer just wasn’t fruity enough to give that experience in full, and had been doctored enough to take it out of the Hefe style.
Mouthfeel was too watery for real satisfaction and the orange end was sour rather than tart.
I don’t know, I really feel this is an excellent, potential combination opportunity slightly missed. Still, I enjoyed the six-pack and though it was pretty refreshing, I feel a great chance to make a real stunner passed by.