Wild Hare

Borrowed from beerstreetjournal.com

New from Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, TX, Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is Spoetzel’s first foray into the world of ales.  Interestingly, there is a hint of banana off the head when first poured vigorously into the glass.  The brew is deep gold to copper in color with some pink highlights.  The huge, lacey head lasts fairly long.  The bouquet starts w/ dry hops and ends sweet with just a hint of cooling alcohol.  Wild Hare show a good hop/malt balance at first, but the hops take over.  Not too strong, but assertive enough to leave a lasting impression in the form of a dry aftertaste.  Wild Hare is definitely un-Shiner-like, and that’s a good thing.  It definitely would be a good accompaniment to a bowl of chili and cornbread, as it is quaffable, but not at the expense of flavor complexity.  Worth a try for sure.  Lastly, I love the retro/modern label.

72/100 American Pale Ale


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