Flying Dog Earl Grey Black Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Dunkelweizen, Flying Dog Brewery, Reviews

I love tea. It’s one of the things that we always have in the house (at least in the iced version). Whenever I see a beer that uses tea, I’m all over it. When the other half made a surprise beer run for me, she got this one for me and I was super stoked to try it.


ABV: 6.3%

Style: Dunkelweizen

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Give this bad boy a whirl with a traditional English cream tea (scones, whipped cream and jam). Afternoon delight indeed.”

Random: I could definitely go for a scone right now.

This beer poured with a one and a half finger, light brown head. It dissipated slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. A crown was left on top of the body. The body itself was dark brown in color with no light getting through. As a result, there was no carbonation visible. The nose had a roasted quality to it with some chocolate and brown sugar. There was also a lemon zest note that came out after a few sniffs. I didn’t pick up much in regards to wheat or tea. The taste also started with the same roasted quality that was in the notes and then (finally) some black tea came out. A chocolate note was there too and then light wheat at the end. The citrus I picked up in the nose wasn’t in the taste at all. It had a medium thick body with light carbonation. The finish was quick with black tea. This beer was $2.00 for the bottle, which came to $.17 per ounce, which is the normal price for Flying Dog singles. This was a beer that I was really excited to drink, but just didn’t deliver.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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