A vigorous pour brings about a cloudy beer with plenty of effervescence. The head is big bubbled, off-white, and some half of a glass high. Pock marks dimple the top as the foam slowly recedes, leaving thin, sticky spider webs adorning the sides of my drinking vessel.
Aroma brings wheat up quickly and thick. Floral hops fill the sense next as some sweet wanders in late.
Taste is wheat and floral flavors up front, transitioning to spice that I can't quite make out. The end brings on sweetness touched by citrus (hops). The sweetness stays for a while as does the citrus but not bitter.
Light body with medium carbonation. Keeps the lips and mouth moist.
A definite interesting beer and gives me some ideas on home brewing. The taste was more malts than wheat, so I don't know how well this fits the category. Anywho, I continue to appreciate the one-offs coming out of Half Acre. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, May 13, 2011 at 20:53:34
Tasted: Friday, May 13, 2011
$7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
We will release Ambrosia tomorrow, Wednesday March 16th, 2011 when store opens at 12noon.
Ambrosia is an interesting beer, and we're pleased with the results. Citrus snap melding with Hibiscus sweetness and warm malt notes. 6% abv gives it backbone, but clearly sessionable. Toast our longer days with this treat.
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