Friday, January 15, 2016

Foothills Brewing Co. Hop of the Month Wakatu Wienna Lager

Well It is a new you for Foothills Brewing Co. The IPA of the Month series is after two years no longer being brewed. Now they have a new series called Hop of the Month. This series focuses on one hop in a different style of beer.  Each month will be a different hop in a different beer style. This month, January is Wakatu Vienna Lager, 5.8% ABV with 19 IBU. Wakatu hops are a hybrid with northern and southern hemisphere roots. Mild, subtly spicy Hallertau hops, produced in the largest hop-growing region in Germany, were crossed with a New Zealand varietal. Wakatu pours a beautiful deep clear bourbon orange color with a fluffy three finger semi-white head that slowly to fade into thick and sticky lacing in the glass. The color on Wakatu is just gorgeous looking. The aroma is subtly spicy with nice faint breaded noted with some malts long side those bead scents. The taste is clean and a little sweetness up front with some faint bread notes in the middle and hints of subtle spiced notes in the back of the tongue with a little lemon. The finish is a little spicy with a hint of faint lemon and with an after taste of malts and some little sweetness. This is a great start to Foothills Hop of the Month series. I give Wakatu Vienna an A+ and I highly recommend trying Foothills Brewing Co. Wakatu Vienna Lager. I also hop that the rest of the beer in the Hop of the Month series are just as good. I can see of find anything wrong with this awesome beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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