Happy Friday congregation of the Intoxico, the defacto church of intoxicants,
Despite some setbacks earlier in the week, things are looking good for yours truly. Tomorrow I will have my fourth interview in 8 days, and if all things going according to plan, my brother, sister in law, wife, and I will be going to a local brewery’s tour of their facilities and enjoy a tasting of their offerings. Obviously if that works out, there will be a supporting post.
Tonight I decided to pop the cap off a bottle of a different Texas brewery’s beer, the beer from Houston’s Saint Arnold’s Brewery, one of Texas’ oldest craft breweries.
The beer is St. Arnold’s Weedwacker, a variation on their staple Lawnmower. Where both beers have the same ratio and types of malts and hops, Weedwacker replaces the Kolsch yeast from a hefeweizen strain. For what its worth, this is a favorite beer of my sister in law, and always on hand in my brothers fridge along side other local and national craft beers.
True to form, the beer pours out a pale yellow hue with a lot of sediment, making the brew cloudy. The head that was formed with an aggressive pour quickly died down to one that was nonexistent in the glass.
Taking a healthy whiff off the top of the freshly poured beer there was a lot of generic citrus notes with a very slight, banana maltiness.
The citrus notes carried on the palate with a medium bodied tasty orange and lemon peel zest flavors that match an equally medium bodied bitterness that was quite refreshing. Once the upfront citrus subsided, a nice, mild banana, a milder clove essence gave a roundness and slight backbone to the beverage.
With the combination of an overall, well balance brew, dry mouthfeel, and mild to medium flavor profile this beer is a wonderful summer brew that can stand on its own, and cleanse the palate when enjoying a fine meal.