Thursday, October 29, 2009
Beer Review: Sweet Water Dank Tank Wet Dream
Working at a store as the beer manager really has it's perks sometimes. Ok, not sometimes, most of the time. One of the really cool ones is the "free sample" perk. Brewery reps and sales reps from distributors will sometimes leave me some hoppy goodies in the hopes that I'll bring their beer into the store. Sometimes they do it because they just want to be nice and because I'm awesome. Ok, their just being nice.
Recently my Sweet Water sales rep, Jackie, came in and brought me an awesome surprise: a bottle of Sweet Water Dank Tank Wet Dream. I was so pumped! I've heard great things about the Dank Tank series and couldn't wait. I was going to write a little background info about the Dank Tank series but Sweet Waters website is like navigating a website for Smurfs. The words were way too small and I couldn't find what I was looking for. Oh well on to the review:
Brewery: Sweet Water
Beer: Sweet Water Dank Tank Wet Dream
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Recommended Glassware: Pint Glass
Appearance: This beer poured a nice amber/reddish color with a huge, fluffy off white head. Nice lacing present throughout.
Smell: Not too overpowering. A nice hint of hoppiness. A nice citrus and grassy aroma.
Taste: Fantastic brew. Not too hoppy. Has a nice mild hoppiness which is balanced well with the sweetness. Very sessionable brew in my opinion.
Mouthfeel: Mid range carbonation and medium body.
Overall: This beer was fantastic! I think many people are confused by what style of beer this is. On Beeradvocate this beer has a score of B+ and for a while was listed as a DIPA which this beer clearly is not. Someone has gone and changed it now but I think unfortunately many people reviewed this beer as a DIPA instead of it's proper style.
Score: 4.5 out of 5 Buddhas