Parallel 49 Seedspitter Watermelon Wit

What a great idea! Nothing beats the heat like a slice of watermelon! And as a matter of fact (change the voice in your head to sound like Cliff Claven) it’s a little known fact that watermelon juice is uuuuuuh, frequently enjoyed by many cultures, especially in hotter climates there, Norm!
Back to your normal voice now.
In fact while I was in Malaysia it is served in huge 2-liter glasses, and like this beer, it goes down really easy.

These are really nicely designed bottles and labels, and the beer is not terrible either.

I like the fruity character of this beer, but found it to be lacking in body.
Props for putting out something different, and despite my absolute hatred of flavoured beers, I think this is a good effort that will hopefully become more refined in the future.

If you are to try this, it is best served very cold.

Rating: 3.5/5. G2

Parallel 49 Seedspitter Watermelon Wit

Mash Brewery “Haze” Wheat Beer

Mash Brewery "Haze" Weissbier

It was a bout an hour’s drive from the Perth to visit the Swan Valley’s Mash Brewery.  This is a great place to drink, as every beer is preservative free.  Every beer lover in Western Australia should visit this oasis.  The Australian wineries are a huge tourist attraction, and the breweries are following suit.  This is a great place to hang out and have a few.

Of course I started with the “Haze” Wheat Beer.

Appearance: Straw colour; cloudy 4/5, persistent head 5/5

Aroma: Floral; Intensity 3/5, Very sweet (1/5) ; 4/5 overall

Flavour: Flower, fruit, Apricot, Intensity 4/5 (intense for a hef); balance sweet (0-1/5); Impression is 4/5

Mouthfeel: Creamy, 5/5 Body, 4/5 Carbonation.

Finish: Bready Doughy aftertaste. Disappointing corny finish, lenght 4/5, intensity 4/5, sweet-bitter=1/5

Craftsmanship: 4/5
Freshness 5/5
Personal Taste 4/5

Slightly campy at the end, butdrinkable and interesting at the start. Extra points for being preservative-free pioneers in a preservative loving region. The sweetness is over the top, like dried apricots, but hey, they probably meant to do that. Top marks.

Mash Brewery, Swan Valley, Perth, Australia

Whistler Brewing Weissbier Wheat Ale

I was pleased to see a write-up in a local magazine for Whislter Brewing, which got me excited to try it, and when I saw their sampler pack at the liquor store yesterday, I couldn’t resist grabbing a case of 12.
Whisler Beer is brewed exclusively with Whisler Glacier Water “born in pristine icefields, naturally filtered by the mountains themselves.”
This Wessbier is gold-amber colour and quite cloudy, a 4/5 on the cloudy scale. the head was good, but not persistent. The photo was taken a minute or two after I poured, due to camera trouble.
The aroma is faint in intensity, a bit of citrus, and bready, and slightly sweet, overall it’s good, not great.
The taste was sweet, floral and citrusy, with a moderate intensity, a pretty nice taste, kinda like pop. There’s kind of a funny taste in the nose, like cilantro, but not cilantro. It’s unusual, can’t figure out what it is.
It is medium bodied, and a 2.5/5 on the carbonation scale.
The finish was medium in length and intensity, with just a little bit of sweetness.
Overall, I think they did well with this one, not boring, but mild, smooth and fresh. No need for a lemon.
After writing my article about skunky beer, I think I will refrain from using the garnishes from now on, unless absolutely needed.
Rating: 4.5/5