This is a nice golden-colored beer of medium clarity. Decent head retention, fine but substantial carbonation, and a tart wheaty aroma present themselves on first pour. I let it warm up a bit before drinking, since it was too tart when fresh from the fridge. As it warms, the wheat flavors start to come out on top of the tartness. But the bright flavor is refreshing, complex, and a welcome change from sweet, malty beers.
I appreciate that it’s delicately hopped, just enough to keep it from being sweet but not so much that there’s any bitterness. This is one well-balanced beer! I wish it came in larger bottles. It’s more like a wit beer than a wheat ale, so if you’re looking for a hefeweizen you can find cheaper, local beers. But for an alternative to Celis White, this is good! Not full of orange and coriander, but still tasty and more complex than your basic hefeweizen.
Still, $3.11 for 11.2oz is a little steep. This will be a specialty beer in my house!