Marble’s Wildflower Wheat

19 May

Marble's Wildflower Wheat

Marble’s Imperial Red, is a big and wonderfully hoppy beer, the kind of beer those of us who have been drinking craft beer for a long time now can gather around. But not all craft beers can taste like this, nor should they.  This is a post in praise of tricycle beers (and in Marbles case this is not a bad name).  A beer for those new to or redisent to try a craft beer and when well crafted, for many to remember that we didn’t always reach for a hoppy IPA.  Well crafted is the key here.  These beers tend to be on top of a beer list and are there to be a draw for new customers and they require as much attention as the IPA, belgians, stouts down the list.

I have found myself in front of a taster tray, I am sure you have too, at a unfamailar brewery and the beers are just not notable until you get to the pale ale.  This is how such top of the beer list get a bad name.  I have discounted many brew like this as just tricycle beers.  Made with the assumption those ordering the beer know little of craft beer.  This has always been disappointing to me.  We all know someone who will drink a light craft beer when served a good one, but will generally just grab their favorite macrobrew because it is easier and they know what they are getting.  A well crafted blond or wheat can, and does change minds

Marble Brewery’s Wildflower Wheat is just such a beer.  I will admit, I opened the bottle with lowered expectations.  Honey beers are many times what a top of the list beers should not be; sweet, thin and rather boring.  From the first sip, I had to readjust my expectations.  This was a very good beer.  The beer did not have much aroma to speak of.  The wheat started everything off, then came the hops bright and crisp, almost pilsner-like.  Then the beer finish with very slight sweetness and just enough body to let one know they are drinking an ale.  This beer was best cold, at the end of the glass the sweetness became more noticeable.  I think this is all the better,  anyone use to a cold bud may stay for a pint or three of this refreshing beer.  Who knows, on this tricycle a new customer might ride over and try more of Marble’s brews.

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One Response to “Marble’s Wildflower Wheat”

  1. Brian May 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM #

    Still beat you on the post, buddy!

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