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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Anderson Valley - High Rollers Wheat Beer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
High Rollers Wheat Beer
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
17700 Hwy 253

Boonville, CA USA
Est. 1987

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.3 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Clear pale golden color.
Yeast, fresh bread aromas. Clove spice and a bit of citrus.
White, two finger frothy head. Dissipates soon, leaves yeasty skim cover.
Negligible lacing on glass.
Wheat, lemon and honey in the taste.
Moderate carbonation. 
Light bodied. Easy to drink.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
I found this bottle on a trip out west, but after being home about a month or so, it is now found on the shelves here in Florida. Hmmm, go figure. Just when I think that I have dug up something new, some distributor brings it to me. Curiously, High Rollers Wheat Beer does not show up in their website's lineup of beers. There is a listing for Summer Solstice, however that beer is a different style and does not share the characteristics of this brew. Perhaps it was dropped for some reason? Ah, well.

High Rollers Wheat beer is a fine crisp pale wheat ale, with a snap of tartness. Its dry and slightly tart finish is a great way to beat down the summer heat. "Solar Powered Brewery" is emblazoned on an image of the sun, on top of the bottle cap. According to their site, in 2006 they installed a photovoltaic array of solar panels that powers 40% of the brewery's needs. That is only one of their eco-friendly initiatives to help our mother earth.

So sorry to see that this is no longer in their lineup. Let's hope it's only a temporary thing.

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