Pride month may be over, but this Australian Wheat Beer is most certainly going to make your taste buds proud.
The Good: I love a beer that has an aroma that evokes a sense of happiness from deep within and this beer is no exception to that. As soon as you crack open that beer you immediately are greeted with a fruity passionfruit type aroma that is not over powering but very gentle on the nose. It is the sort of scent that you associate with a summer barbecue on a hot day with a gentle breeze in the later evening. That first sip complements this with a very intense hit of flavours hitting just about every square millimetre of your tongue, finishing up with a bitterness that you are familiar with in a good wheat beer.
The Bad: As much as I love the smell and the flavours that you get immediately with each swig, it is just not a memorable beer. What I mean by this is that within a few seconds the flavours you experienced immediately are effectively washed away from your taste buds, leaving almost a watery type flavour in its place. It isn't necessarily a bad taste but beers as colourful as this can is should give you something to remember, how else are you supposed to find a beer that you genuinely love and make it "your old faithful"?
Enjoyment: This is the sort of beer that I would happily be seen drinking, Stomping Grounds Brewing Co. has committed to donating 50 cents of every can to support Midsumma Futures which is a mentoring program for emerging LGBTQIA+ artists, something that I personally think is an important cause to support. I would most definitely order this again, however it is not a beer I would do a session on, purely because a session beer, or more importantly Your session beer, should be something that tantalises your tastebuds and lingers long after that first sip. So if you see this around definitely grab it to start, then switch to "your old faithful", you won't regret it and heck it may actually be your old faithful if that is what tickles your fancy.
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