Friday, July 18, 2014

Beer of the Week (Vol. CXCIII)

Another edition of Beer of the Week, sponsored as always by the juicy folks at Glen Lake Wine & Spirits who can provide the perfect libation to quench any thirst.

This week we feature our first beer from Chicago’s Finch’s Beer Company:

Finch's Beer Co. is in the business of brewing great, craft beers locally in Chicago, Illinois. We use the best ingredients and take special care to make sure every batch is the best we can brew.

They have a summer seasonal called Wet Hot American Wheat which sounds like a perfect mid-summer beer.

Four pack of 16oz cans goes for $9.99. Sweet looking red, yellow, and blue can design that screams America and summer.

STYLE: American Wheat Ale


HEAD (0-2): Bright white color with decent volume and good lacing. 2

COLOR (0-2): Light straw brown and nicely clouded with yeast. 2

AROMA (0-2): Floral hops with a grapefruit/lemon finish. 2

TASTE (0-5): Yeasty and bready with citrus flavors and a touch of spice. The finish is crisp and a little bitter. Thin watery mouthfeel with a lighter body. Very refreshing and drinkable. 4

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Flavors linger nicely. 2

OVERALL (0-6): A good American wheat that hits all the right summer notes. 4

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 16