Another beer from Pyramid Brewing; this Crystal Wheat Ale is fairly recent I think—there’s nothing about it on their website—and according to the bottled it’s based on their original Wheaten Ale that they first brewed in 1984. (Indeed this was one of their first beers ever.)
It’s 5% alcohol and is a good all-around summertime beer.
Smell: Surprisingly, hops are the first thing I notice, spicy and a bit green. Then there’s a bread dough character below that, but overall it’s fairly clean.
Taste: Crisp, very clean and has a bite. Oddly enough, it reminds me more of an American Macro Lager, only done well—there’s a bit of sweet corn, nice grassy wheat notes, and lightly toasted malts.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and very, very clean on the palate. Nice edge to it, too.
Overall: Refreshing, enjoyable to drink, a definite win in my book.