Grasshopper is a very popular beer around here, and is the first beer I have tasted from Alberta’s Big Rock Brewing.
And why am I reviewing it in October, well that’s a really good question everybody!! Like my last entry, I reviewed this in August, but forgot to publish it… Yup, hey listen, it’s not like I am getting paid to do this..;)
The best way to describe grasshopper is “delighfully average.” It definitely looks and tastes different from other wheat beers. It has a nice citrus aroma and citrus taste, but lacked anything to make it really stand out.
Perhaps the issue was freshness, maybe I just wasn’t in the mood. I did drink all six of the beers over the course of a few days, and I just couldn’t shake that bored feeling.
Now out of season, I reviewed this beer in August, but somehow it got lost in the shuffle, and it has miraculously appeared again while looking at the photos on my imac. Not surprised, this is a rather forgettable beer.
The most interesting part about this drink is the spicy clove taste and aroma. This overpowers any other flavours that the beer may actually have.
The head was poor, and it had a typical wheat beer appearance, just a little hazy.
The spicy aroma is good fun, but really gets to you after a while, and I wouldn’t buy this again. It probably won’t be available in the winter, but given the spice flavour, I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to pass it off as a “White Christmas” beer.