Nobody Likes an Ass Kisser…
By: Yelena Keselman
This week I tried the Strawberry Wit, a Belgian Style White Ale from Ass Kisser Ales. AKA is a small family owned brewery in San Jose, California established in 2010 and just beginning to make a name for itself in the craft beer industry.
First Impression: From the looks of the brightly colored bottle I got a sense that this was going to be a very sweet brew with an ambitious kick to it.
Pour: As the beer poured it emitted a glassy gold color and was surprisingly less dense than the brewer suggests. The head was a thin ring of white encompassing a sweet berry aroma.
Taste: I was pleasantly surprised to find that the beer didn’t scream of overwhelming fruit flavor. On the other hand it was almost difficult to pinpoint any fruit at all. There is an instant sensation of bitter wheat yet smooth after taste. My overall impression of the brew was that it could be easily compared to a Pilsner, light in taste and definitely easy to drink, but this one was a bit misleading in terms of the bottle. Although there will not be too much brown nosing coming from me for the Strawberry Wit I do have faith in Ass Kisser Ales and look forward to trying some of their other 4 flavors like the Vanilla Pale ale and the Smoke porter.
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