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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

ABV: 6.7%

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.

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