Thunderbolt Wheat - Warbird Brewing Company, Fort Wayne
I've seen a few of the Warbird beers on the store shelves for a while now and I've never been all that interested in trying one. Finally I decided I'd pick up a bottle of the Thunderbolt Wheat, figuring that a wheat beer is something just about every American micro brewery gets right. So I decided to play it say, and I'm pretty glad I did because if they missed the mark on a wheat I'd hate to taste their more adventurous beers. This pint of Thunderbolt Wheat got off to a good start. The beer pours a nice yellow color that settles to be a cloudy orange with a decent aroma. Everything seemed to be going well, until I took my first sip at least... You see, this beer isn't like any wheat I've ever had, and by that I mean it doesn't taste like a wheat beer. This beer is bland in flavor but still a bit spicy. It finishes a little bitter, something I've never really tasted in a wheat before. There just isn't much more to say about this beer. I simply didn't care for the flavors they put into this beer. Perhaps it was just a bad bottle I got... but it didn't leave a good impression on me.