A new shipment from our Polish friends at Maltgarden means a swag of new beers to try. First off let’s have a go at this Fruited Weizen.
For Maltgarden standards, this is a pretty uncomplicated beer. A simple barley and wheat malt base, with the addition of dragon fruit and mango makes for this really fruity, refreshing wheat beer.
It pours a thick-looking orange colour, with very little head (quickly becoming no head at all), it really looks like fruit juice in the glass. And the aroma just tops it off with a strong mango note, and I’ll just guess that the dragon fruit lays in behind that!
To taste, the beer is quite still with a pleasant amount of fruit sweetness. Again that mango is front and centre, but it is not as sweet as the nose suggests. There is some carbonation that lifts the body as you swallow the beer, leaving a little prickly aftertaste.
I kind of wish I’d tasted this on a warm afternoon, sitting in the sun. That just seems like the perfect moment to open this beer and would be my tip for you. But whenever you decide to open this beer, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this little surprise packet of a beer.