It's been all too much, really. The photo contest, plus the shopping, then the work lunches and drinks and then shopping and the seminars and concerts and church and... now it's Christmas night. Present opened, lamb consumed, half the kids in bed and the rest headed that way. What to have to cut the cloy of these rich days?
Jolly Pumpkin's Weizen Bam clocks in at a mere 4.5%. It pours quite pale gold with a pure white head sustained by some pretty active carbonation. The aroma is full of zesty, acidic herbals and citrus. In the mouth it is semi-dry with rice wine vinegar and lemon juice zip but still some light malt presence along with a bit of spice. Recessed yeastiness imparting some light banana thing but this is no tribute to hefeweizen so much as a nod to it from a stack of oak barrels. Completely refreshing. One might even use the word zing in one form or another. Bought for a bargain at the brewery last August. Plenty of BAer love.