Lighthouse Rhubie Rhubarb Ale

Lighthouse_RhubieBrewery: Lighthouse Brewery, Victoria, BC
Style: Wheat Ale
Alc/Vol: 6.2%

Description: A seasonal brew released just in time for Spring, this Lighthouse fruit-infused wheat ale is brewed using Pilsner malt, flaked wheat, hops, Belgian wheat ale yeast, and is then flavored with organic rhubarb from BC’s Fraser Valley.

Tasting Notes: The Rhubie comes across as very light and refreshing, which is what one would certainly expect from a Krystallweizen (the filtered, clear version of hefeweizen), especially one that is infused with fruit. However, added to this are the subtle, discernible notes of rhubarb, which add a hint of sweetness and some mild acidity to the mix.

Appearance: Light gold, clear, some sediment, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Mild wheat malt, yeast, hint of rhubarb acidity
Taste: Mild and smooth malt, hint of yeast, hint of sweetness and tang
Aftertaste: Very clean and refreshing, lingering malt and tang
Overall: 8/10

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4 thoughts on “Lighthouse Rhubie Rhubarb Ale

      • @mikecraftbeer: Have a look at farmers markets for rhubarb plants. I am not 100% sure if I also saw rhubarb plants at the Burnaby market this morning, but there was definitely rhubarb for sale. And you can also buy hop plants from a farmer from Chilliwack (Centennial, the upcoming weeks also Mt. Hood and maybe Cascade and Willamette).

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