Big Honey HefeSeptember 1, 2011 Amana, IA
Millstream Brewing Co.
Available: IA, MN, SD, WI
Iowa’s Oldest, largest and most award-winning craft brewery celebrates the Iowa law change which allows Iowa breweries to now brew up to 15% ABV. Millstream Brewery has released a Brewmasters Extreme Series which brings out a new high gravity brew every two months.
Original gravity: 1081
Beautiful contrast of the turbid, spun gold color and vigorous, tight, off-white head. Tutti fruity nose of peaches, strawberries, plums and clover honey is sole satisfying before the beer is even sipped. Rich, round, full-bodied, honey-like taste is distinct; different than a Bavarian Hefe but no less delicious. Serve with a cottage cheese salad with cucumbers, jalapenos, green pepper and radishes on lettuce picked fresh from the garden, dressed with honey vinaigrette – sensational!
- Charles Finkel
Yowser! Waiter, there’s a banana in my beer! All great hefeweizens express banana to one degree or another―this one drops a bomb. Amber and cloudy with yeast and chill haze, Honey Hefe has negligible hop character and overall balance is honey sweet and very fruity. It’s sure to please palates seeking these defining and expressive characters.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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