Owl’s Brew Wicked Watermelon

It’s less than a month until the wedding (well, at least when you read this, since I prepost a long time in advance). I didn’t think wedding planning would be so stressful and there would be so many decisions. If it’s something I care about, I have a strong opinion, but I’m not the type to care about linen colors or fonts on a program. I just want everyone to have a good time.

ABV: 3.8%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Wheat Beer blended with Organic White Tea, Watermelon and Pomegranate Juice.”

Random: This is another beer that Val absolutely loves.

The beer poured with a two finger, light tan head. It went away quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and a brownish-yellow color. Because of the cloudiness, I couldn’t see any carbonation. The nose had a lot of fruity notes. I specifically picked up watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. There was a white tea note after a few sniffs as well. The taste was all fruit and very little else. Watermelon jumped out first, then honeydew and then went into citrus. I didn’t pick up any tea, which was disappointing. The pomegranate came through at the end, along with some grains. Simple syrup was present as well The body was on the thicker side, despite the ABV and had lots of carbonation. The finish was quick with simple syrup and fruit. A can of this was $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. This beer was alright, but I wish it had more tea in it. It would have helped with the depth of the beer.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

Owl’s Brew That’s My Jam

Today’s beer is one that Val picked out. She loves the beers from this brewery and we’ve also gotten a few drink mixes from them, although it took us months to realize that it was the same company for a good few months. I’m not as big of a fan of them, but I do like the idea of mixing beer and tea. Let’s crack this open.

ABV: 3.8%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Amber Ale paired with Organic Darjeeling Hibiscus, Strawberry and Lemon Juice.”

Random: The brewery currently has 4 offerings. I believe Val has tried them all. I’ll get through reviewing them all soon.

The beer poured with a huge, three finger head. It was tan in color and went away slowly. It didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The body was a murky brown color with a reddish tint. There was no carbonation visible because of the cloudiness. The nose was filled with old black tea and berries. There wasn’t much beer to it. The taste was filled with lemon juice and the same black tea up front. The taste had more of a floral note than the nose, along with some berry potpourri. The body was uncomfortably thick with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tea. A can of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer just wasn’t it for me. The tea didn’t balance with the other flavors and there was no real beer flavor. This was a hard pass for me.

Untappd Rating: 1.5/5.0