- Country: New Zealand
- Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
- ABV: 4.3%
- Serving Type: 2000ml PET Bottle (TAP)
- Price: Inexpensive
I also believe that this is the debut of the Spiegelau American Pale Wheat glass on this blog! It's a fantastic glass that I've started using for a variety of styles, particularly sours. They will start infiltrating our shores soon so keep your eyes out for them. Fair warning though, they are the most fragile feeling of the Spiegelau range, so if you are someone who breaks them...
So the pour is, as expected. a cloudy light golden/yellowish colour. The head is surprisingly small, with maybe a finger and a half of white fluffy head. It's a very alluring looking beer, which makes you thirsty just looking at it! The Stone & Wood link is instantly apparent, with the light colour very similar to the Pacific Ale, albeit much cloudier.
Whitewall's flavour follows along the same lines as the nose indicated it would. The malt base is light and while there is wheat present, it's not overpowering at all. There's lots of citrus flavour coming through from the hops with the grassy element almost non-existent. There's good substance to this beer, while not detracting from the drinkability.
Whitewall is another sensational beer out of Panhead. This is the sort of beer that I could envisage spending all day drinking in a beer garden on a nice summers day. The wheat element of this beer is understated and doesn't make the beer cloying. All lovers of good sessionable beers should keep their eyes peeled for this!
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