I’ve been searching out lower alcohol beers since it’s the Summer. What seems to be challenging for some breweries is to make a lower alcohol offering that is full of flavor. So, when I see a beer advertised as “crushable” and with lots of different flavor notes, I had to give it a shot.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Crushable Summer Bier. 5.0% Brewed with oats. Fermented with our house ale yeast at cool temperatures. Dry Hopped with Amarillo. Smooooooth! Notes of watermelon, bright lemon, wildflower honey, and fresh grain.”
Random: We are thinking of going on vacation in August. I may even let Val sit by the pool for an entire day while doing nothing.
This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head with that dissipated quickly, but left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow with light carbonation visible. The nose was packed with citrus notes, watermelon and honey. The taste had some yeast but what dominated here was plenty of bright citrus (specifically lemon) and honey sweetness with watermelon and a vegetal note at the end of the sip. It had a thin body, but wasn’t watery, and lots of carbonation. It finished quickly with lemon rind and watermelon. The assessment of the beer from the website was spot on. It was definitely a beer that I could put back a lot of, and didn’t sacrifice any flavor. It’s perfect for drinking on the deck in the hot months. I will definitely be having this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0