Before I drank and photographed them a little bit of Blue Peter magic was needed, I managed to get a copy of the label from Stu via email, printed and cut it out, unfortunately I didn’t have any sticky back plastic or prit stick so had to make some double sided tape out of bog standard sellotape. As it happens it worked out quite well and My Brewery Tap are even using one of the pics on their site!
Anyway enough of that and onto the beer, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect as Stu hadn’t told me much, what I did know was that the contents of the bottle came close to Wheetie Bits or Wheat Stout then Stu was on to a winner.
The beer opened with a slight fizz and poured a lovely light golden colour, it had a small thin head and the beer had a slight haze, common to almost all wheat beers, I took more care pouring the second bottle and it came out a little bit clearer, so if you prefer a clearer beer – pour more carefully.
The aromas are typical of a German wheat beer, hints of banana and peach combine with a bready yeasty smell to produce something that smells rather delicious.
The mouth feel is silky and smooth and the carbonation is low, meaning it slips down and absolute treat, you barely notice the 5.9% ABV, The flavour is subtle yet tasty, fruity, hints of sweetness with a well rounded bready characteristic all finished off my a slightly bitter and moreish finish.
Hat’s off to Stu , this is really a tasty beer, it could possibly do with a little more carbonation but it is perfect for sitting in the garden with some spiced BBQ pork on a warm spring evening.
Crown Wheat Beer comes in 330ml bottles and retails at around £2.50 per bottle, yes thats a little more expensive than your average supermarket Wheat Beer, but this is a hand crafted beer and knocks spots off the stuff in the supermarket.