Thursday, May 31, 2012

Review: Tin Roof Watermelon Wheat

Tin Roof (Facebook - Twitter) rolled out their new seasonal brew - the Watermelon Wheat - yesterday evening at the Bulldog, so of course I had to go check it out.  Mandi and I got there around 6 and holy crap, it was tough to even find a place to park.  Apparently we were not the only ones interesting in checking out the new Tin Roof offering, not even close.  After a short wait we had beers in hand (no thanks on the watermelon slices... don't fruit the beer) and it was time to taste.

 
And there you have it... the beer is a slightly hazy deep golden color.  Between the Tin Roof Blonde and their first two beers I think, with a decent bubbly white head.  The aroma and taste both had hints of watermelon but it wasn't an overly sweet version of a fruit beer.  I've always found that one of the biggest problems with fruit beers is they can end up too sweet and syrupy.  No one wants to drink something that tastes like a Jolly Rancher.  Well, let me rephrase that, no one who really appreciates beer wants one that tastes like a Jolly Rancher.  Tin Roof avoided that, and created a very refreshing Summer beer that I'm sure I will enjoy again.  

Hopefully this is just the first of many tasty seasonal brews from Tin Roof, and I'll be looking forward to the next one.