3xB Brother’s Reserve Lemongrass Wheat

This Week’s Big Bottle Breakdowns: Brewer’s Reserve Lemongrass Wheat

Lesson #1: Just because a beer is a “special release” it doesn’t mean it will be good.

Lesson #2: Finishing 3/4 of a bottle of wine after 3+ beers on an empty stomach is a bad idea.  Especially if it’s over 95 out. I apologise for any incomprehensible issues with this post.

This Brewer’s Reserve has been aging taking up valuable space for a while now, so with the heat index broaching 100, and my life frustration approaching ∞,  I decided this would be a good decision.

Lesson #3: When you’ve never made a good decision in you life after 29 years, it’s a pretty good indication you never will.

This was special release #5, a “wheat ale brew with lemongrass and muscat grape juice with lemongrass added.”  Yea, lemongrass gets mentioned twice.

It pours a orange colour with virtually no head.  It smells, well, funky.  Very earthy and floral, maybe a slight citrus.

It tastes, well, funky.  Malty core no doubt, citrus (lemon egad!), and some solid alcohol finish.  It’s a very coarse finish and not really enjoyable.

Maybe I was wrong, but I assumed this would be a nice refreshing beer on a hot day.  Nope.  It is, however, 9%, so it did accomplish the most important goal of all alcohol.

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