This is an "American Pale Wheat Ale" brewed with real maple and wet hops. I was SOOOO looking forward to this one. Then I got upset about some stuff today and realized a beer (and Sunday night animation domination) would help.
I've been into Harpoon lately, I must say. They make limited edition beers and this is their 26th version of "100 Barrel brews" - Catamount Maple Wheat. I LOVE maple. I once got my BFF some local sugar maple liqueur and we were disappointed that it was more alcohol-y than maple-y. I was hoping that this beer would be like a maple and hops coated punch in the mouth. It wasn't.
But it was beautiful. Amber on the stronger side of orange, clear and bubbly, with a thick off-white head and decent lacing. The smell was not strong, but had a little bit of citrus. It tasted of citrus, with a little bitter edge, and a caramelly-sweetness at the end. It's decent and has good drinkability...But I really do not taste any of the maple which saddens me. Next time I'm just going to do a shot of syrup.
Thanksgiving in Michigan - The boys and I went to Chica and Sarah's new house in Lansing for Thanksgiving. Carolyn had too much PhD work to do, so she stayed back in STL. We had a ...
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