Thursday, July 9, 2009
Surfer Summer Ale, Pelican Brewing Company, Pacific City Oregon
A brief break from my Christmas in July beers...Lets have a true taste of summer. I've posted many enthusiastic posts about the Pelican brewery, so let's see how their summer seasonal holds up....
It pours a golden hue with a tight head.
The aroma is dominated by hop and white pepper with citrus zest and coriander.
It is a crisp beer with mild hop with very subtle spice in the body - mostly white pepper and coriander. There is also honey and mild citrus on the finish.
The aftertaste fishes very clean with hop freshness on the palate.
Flavorful more in the aroma than the taste, the ale is a light crisp warm weather beer that still offers some very nice flavors of summer! Great for a picnic!