Durango Brewing Company in Durango Colorado may have some of the most beautiful surroundings of any brewery in this amazing state. The wondrous San Juan Mountains offer so many scenic views and outdoor activities and now they produce the water that is used for this American Style Wheat beer. The mellow 5.3% ABV makes a perfect addition to that summer evening looking over the towering mountains reflecting on the day’s activities and all Mother Nature’s beauty that was observed.
This wheat beer pours a very hazy pale yellow while holding a large white head that sticks around for the majority of the duration of this drink. Lacing is very scarce and there is a large amount of sediment that can be left in the bottle or poured to add something different to the experience.
Pale malts and wheat dominate the nose for this beer with slight notes of grass, spice and hops. A small yeast note also comes through but fades quickly being overcome by the larger more dominate aromas.
This wheat taste exactly like a wheat beer should there are small notes of coriander and even smaller notes of cloves and sweet fruit. The hops come through closer to the end and add a very nice bitterness to compliment the sweet wheat malts and touch of fruit.
The body is light making this beer very smooth and refreshing with medium carbonation. The hops leave a very small bitter on the tongue as the pallet asks for more refreshing sips.
The summer time really does call for a beer that can go down smooth and refreshing. More often than not most will pick up a crisp lager or a Pale Ale to quench their thirst needs at the end of that busy day. This Wheat beer from Durango Brewing Company offers something that is different from the rest; it has that nice smooth feel of a wheat, its light like a lager and has a touch of bitter hops like a pale. This is a beer that is growing in popularity and can be found in various stores across the area. Picking a pack of these up means taste buds will be happy and summer evenings will be cool and refreshing.