My very first featured beer of the week is Flying Monkeys Stereovision Kristall Wheat (LCBO #305466), a craft brew from Barrie, Ontario. A surprising and interesting take on the European wheat beer re-wired and late-hopped in a North American style. This beer is both refreshing and complex with a clean finish. Perfect for summer sipping on a dock at the cottage or to bring to a BBQ with friends. Would also make a lovely addition to a beer tasting dinner with friends.
Style: Hybrid European wheat and North American late-hopped.
Colour/Appearance Deep golden straw, crystal clear with light effervescence.
On the nose: Subtle morning dew grass, green apple.
Taste: Fresh bread, butter and a slight grapefruit pith. Mild and well balanced between subtle creaminess and tongue prickling bitterness with a crisp clean finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
- Vietnamese or Thai take-out
- Grilled turkey burgers
- Wild mushroom pizza
- Soft, mild cheese, such as camembert or brie