Monday, July 13, 2015

Mankato Ceres Summer Ale Review

Name: Mankato Ceres Summer Ale
Style: Wheat Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 24

Well, it's certainly been a busy and interesting week but the move is (mostly) complete so I'm going to sit back, relax and have a beer. I've got a little something from a brewery that hasn't been featured on this blog for well over two years now, due to the fact that this brewery didn't distribute to Duluth.

That's right, please welcome back Mankato Brewery to this website! Today I've got their Ceres Summer Ale, which gets its name from the Roman Goddess of agriculture and grain. Yes, I'm aware that I just reviewed a bunch of summer beers recently but I can't pass up the chance to review something from Mankato, especially after an unusually long hiatus.

Appearance - Very hazy bright yellow color with a mild amount of carbonation. The head is nice and foamy and the lacing is also rather abundant and sticky.

Aroma - Light bitter hoppiness with light orange peels with some malted wheat notes and a light amount of pilsner-grassiness.

Taste - Fairly strong malted wheat and bitter floral hoppiness followed by some light orange peel and pale-like maltiness, with a dry aftertaste save for a light bitter hoppiness that lingers on the back of the palate for a few seconds.

For a session ale, it's got a fairly robust flavor profile and there's nothing wrong with that. If you're able to have this or are in Southern Minnesota, then I'd recommend checking it out and maybe even buying a six pack if you're able to.

Mankato Ceres Summer Ale - 8.5/10 

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