We have dark ales; we have blonde ales. We have pale ales and Downtown Brown ales. But have you ever heard of a white ale?
It exists. Who knew? Having recieved part of my college education from Sierra Nevada, where I studied the benefits, pitfalls and all things related to beer, I was in a bit of disbelief when the bar man told me that Hoegaarden was in the white ale family. And yes, it does say Hoe-garden – Great name!
It is lighter than a blonde in both color and taste and is served with a lime in it. Frankly, it’s a little dull for me. It lacks that bitter beer taste that I’ve come to enjoy. Thank you Sierra Nevada – but not for Celebration. This beer also has an odd smell of lemon despite the facts that it has a lime in it and is made with some part of an orange.
However, I am pleased to say that it sports 5% volume, which I will credit this slit buzz with. Definitely worth checking out, but I think I prefer my beer to have a bit more color to it.