Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Southern Tier Hopsun

During the summertime the most widely seen beer is a wheat beer. They are great for that time of year, but they can also be good anytime of the year. There are lots of different takes on a wheat beer some are made with fruits; some are brewed with spices, and darker malts. This one beer, Southern Tier Hopsun, 5.1% ABV, is a summer wheat beer. Hopsun pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a one and a half finger white head that dissipates quickly. There are nice amounts of light streaming through the glass with nice carbonation bubbles racing upwards to the white head. The aroma is hoppy scented with grassy grain notes and just a hint of wheat. The taste on Hopsun is at first hoppy with a grassy like note, then you get a slight tinge of wheat hitting you taste buds. There is a slight hidden faint clove taste there as well, but it was slightly hard to notice. The finish is slightly dry and hoppy with floral like notes, that leads into a light hoppy flavor that doesn’t stay to very long. The mouth feel is light to almost medium. Overall this is a good beer, but it is trying to hard to be two different things instead of make one thing from two, like a hoppy beer and a summer wheat beer. So Hopsun is getting B-. Not a great beer, but an okay to good beer. So go out and try this Southern Tier Hopsun and see what you think of it. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!

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