District Brew Yards Advent Calendar: Day 12

Bold Dog Tilly (Mango and Papaya Hefeweizen)

Bold Dog Tilly (Mango and Papaya Hefeweizen)

Fruited Wheat Beer
4.8% ABV
15 IBU

Hefeweizens can be enjoyable, but it’s a style I typically avoid. It’s especially true as an at-home beer. I was interested to see the mango and papaya on here, as I thought those flavors could add an interesting twist to the style. But alas, it’s done little for me here. The wheat flavors are strong here, and there are fruity esters coming from the yeast, but the clove and banana are fairly subdued. Surprisingly, I get little to no mango or papaya either. It’s a little more tart, and the aromas are a bit more bright and tropical that a typical hefe, but I’m not sure I would have picked out mango or papaya. As it warms, I’m getting more papaya in the nose. It’s not a bad beer, but it is one not geared for me. And that’s a-ok.