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City Lights Brewing Co.

City Lights Brewing Co.
Brut Wheat Rosé Ale

Category: Specialty Wheat Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

City Lights Brewing Co.
Brut Wheat Rosé Ale

Category: Specialty Wheat Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of toasted baguette, sweet relish, cinnamon roll, wild cherry preserves, orange flesh, and banana nectar with a supple, vibrant, petillant, dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, easy underripe melon finish. Bone dry and intended for the table, this is the funky wheat ale to drink when its time for something completely different; wheat beer for the pet nat fan.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: toasted baguette, sweet relish, cinnamon roll, wild cherry preserves, orange flesh, and banana nectar
Taste Flavor: underripe melon
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Bone dry and intended for the table, this is the funky wheat ale to drink when its time for something completely different; wheat beer for the pet nat fan.

The Producer

City Lights Brewing Company

The Producer
2200 W Mt Vernon Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
USA
1 414-436-1011

Specialty Wheat Ales

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This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing categories of Wheat Ales. Specialty wheat ales are frequently soured with fermentation agents like Brettanomyces or Lactobacillus, or brewed with unusual fermentables like buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup. This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity imperial or “extreme” wheat ales that push the limits of alcohol. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.

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