Tasting Notes for Soul Shine Belgian-Style Pale Ale:
This is one of many “summer-cooler” beers that are on the market. The addition of citric flavored beverages to beer has a long tradition. Summers past would not have beer as tolerable without a Shandy or two or three. The plethora of citric flavored beer on the market this summer rivals the explosion of pumpkin-pie beers in the last of the twentieth century.
Why use fruit-flavored beverages when the lemon-hinting Citra hop is available to help out the infamous Cascade Grapefruit tang so loved by hop heads?
Nevertheless, these kinds of brews are most welcome when the temperature is in the three digits, the humidity is close to the temperature and you are lounging under an umbrella seated outside a favorite watering-hole. Toss in a bucket of steamed clams and it will do you no harm at all.
The Technical Data:
Malt: Europils, Wheat, Caramel.
Hops: Falconer’s Flight, Cascade, Simco and Columbus.
Abv. : 5.2%
Click on the following logos to get their side of the story:
This is the first of a continuing series of beer-tastings that will feature a way to home-brew a clone of the beer featured. Just click on the following link for more information: