When I decided to swing by Trillium’s Fort Point location on my lunch break the other day for a growler fill, I was pleasantly surprised by all the great options that were available. Now that the Canton facility is up and running they seem to consistently have a much greater supply of beer on hand than they have in the past. After some brief deliberating I opted for something I hadn’t had before, choosing a Pale Wheat Ale named Pier.
Beer Name: Pier
Brewer: Trillium Brewing Company
Style: Pale Wheat Ale
Description: Plenty of specifications are provided here, but put briefly it was a Wheat Ale dry hopped with brewery favorites Galaxy and Citra.
Pour Info: Poured from a day old 32 oz. growler into my usual drinking glass.
Appearance: Body was a slightly hazy pale straw yellow with a thin white bubbly head.
Smell: Smell was a burst of sweet, slightly tropical, fruits.
Taste: Coming in right off the smell there was a big tropical fruit presence upfront. The taste then turned a bit wheaty in the middle and came to a piney grapefruit finish. The bitterness was actually pretty moderate overall, consistently there but definitely sharing the spotlight with the fruits and wheat. Balanced and delicious.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bit more than moderate carbonation. Finish was bubbly with a resinous, sticky feeling.
Hype Factor: Just the usual excitement of trying a new Trillum beer.
Overall: Another excellent Trillium offering. Probably not my favorite offering of theirs, but still very good. It’s got some really tough competition.