This past Friday my wife and I had plans to meet a friend of ours for dinner after work at Assembly Row. Arriving first, we made the executive decision to make Slumbrew Brewing Company’s American Fresh Brewhouse as our meeting place as it had something for everyone; namely outdoor seating, plenty of beer for the adults, and a children’s menu! Since I was on childcare duty that evening I didn’t exactly go crazy trying everything I had wanted to, but I did make my two beers count by revisiting an old favorite and trying out this delicious new to me summer brew.
Beer Name: Yellow Shark
Brewery: Somerville Brewing Company (Somerville, MA)
Description: Listed simply as a Belgian Witbier with notes of orange and citrus.
Appearance: On draft, it poured a light golden yellow with thin wisps of white foam on the edges of the glass.
Smell: Mild notes of coriander and spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: It had a light, clean citrus taste upfront backed by coriander, banana esters, and the distinct presence of Belgian-style yeast. There was also a very little bit of pepper around the edges towards the end of the sip.
Mouthfeel: Slightly below medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.
Hype: None that I was aware of.
Overall: Really tasty and refreshing. This was an excellent beer for drinking outside in the summer, so I had it in exactly the right time and place. It was also pretty light which made it an excellent choice to go with dinner as well. Check this one out if you’re in the area!