Passion of the Heights is an American Wheat Ale that’s brewed by Florida Avenue Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
This wheat ale features a flowery ingredients of hibiscus and rose paired with orange and lemon peel and spiced with cinnamon. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The ale pours a cloudy copper hue that has a pinkish cast to it. It’s topped by an inch-thick cap of puffy off-white foam that shows good retention. The head’s reduction leaves behind a fair amount of residue on the glass.
At first the aroma is musty with a scent of wheat bread but as the beer loses its chill, it becomes spicy with cinnamon. There’s also a sugary sweetness lurking in the background as well.
The palate is led by a taste of tart orange that mellows briefly with a flavor of wheat bread. A squeeze of lemon follows and then the tasting becomes floral and spicy with cinnamon. There’s tangy orange citrus as well.
The ale has a smooth draw and it finishes relatively dry, slightly acidic, and crisp. The brew has a medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
Perhaps the head retention could be better but otherwise its appearance is fine. The aroma is strong and pleasant while the palate is subtly complex with citrus and wheat forefront and center. The ale is light, lively, and refreshing. A low ABV helps make this a brew that can be easily crushed. Overall, Passion of the Heights is a nice, easy-drinking wheat ale.
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