A: Rich appearance, almost black brown. Catch a flash of ruby red in the right light. Light brown foam of average retention.
S: Licorice, maybe a little prune. The roasted malt shows up as toast.
T: Chocolate, licorice, and molasses in moderation. The wheat make it much less thick than the average stout. And, the brewers use of a german yeast adds some additional flavor, don't know if it's banana and clove or not. The carbonation is moderate.
O: Like this brew, it's definately original, being a wheat stout. The flavors are hard to peg, but pronounced and balanced. Probably the best characteristic is the drinkability.
Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly melts into a swirl of foam floating on top and clingy to the sides of the glass. Some watery lacing.
The aroma is sweet complex and very unique. My first thought when I smell this beer is bubblegum....I know that sounds strange, but that is what it reminds me of. A sweet vanilla, chocolate with a bit of sweet orange. Not sure what else.....but I like it.
The taste is a little more mellow than the aroma. The taste resembles the aroma, but not as bold. A very difficult beer to describe. A milky chocolate maybe with a light vanilla and a sweet fruit flavor that I can't pin point.
Medium body with medium carbonation. A milky smooth mouth feel, while also having a bit of a watery feel to it. Slightly dry on the finish with a sticky sweetness on the lips.
A very impressive beer. I like it a lot and I can't say that I have ever had anything like it. A very unique combination of aromas and flavors making if intriguing and interesting. The unique characters of this beer make it hard to describe and makes me keep coming back for a sip. A very cool beer that is worth a try!
Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we added a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create a wheat stout. Redolent of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winter’s eve.