Carton Highlander Weiss

This was another beer that I had on tap and the second that I couldn’t find on BeerAdvocate. I’m a huge fan of berliner weisse, as is Kate. Which is quite shocking to me, given the fact that Kate really isn’t a beer fan. This was one of those styles that took me awhile to get into. The tartness of the beer style was really off-putting to me initially, but an aspect that I really enjoy right now.

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Highlander is a 1986 fantasy action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film depicts the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present day storylines. Despite having enjoyed little success in its initial U.S. release, the cult film launched Lambert to stardom and inspired a franchise that included film sequels, television spin-offs, and an upcoming remake. The film’s tagline, ‘There can be only one,’ has carried on throughout the franchise, as have the songs provided for the film by Queen.”

Random: I blame the blurry picture on Kate’s phone…

This brew poured with a half finger of pure white head into a weizen glass. The head dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, light yellow color with lots of carbonation visible throughout. The nose was pronounced with notes of lemon and orange upfront. It was really crisp and really nice. The taste was lemon and orange, much like the nose. But, what came out that was interesting was tangerine. Taste was very citrusy and full for the style, but had a generous dose of tartness to it. The body was light with a huge amount of carbonation. The finish was really quick. Honestly, there wasn’t anything that I didn’t like about this beer. I just wish that I had it during the summer because it would make for a great thirst quencher. I would definitely grab one of these if you see it on tap.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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