I kid you not: This glass of dusky sunshine tastes like Fruity-frickin’-Pebbles. I’ll concede that it is possibly the best $7 pint of kid-cereal flavored beer I’ve ever purchased from an airport bar, but it should go without saying that there aren’t many competitors vying for the title
It pours like murky Tropicana with a thin white fillet weld of head circling the top. It smells exceedingly sweet and citrusy, and the first sip is a candy coated explosion inside your dome. There’s minimal carbonation present, making this a very smooth drink, but the alcohol adds a nice little tingle to your sugar-saturated palate.
In the land of taste associations for beer, breakfast cereals are pretty difficult to rank in terms of relative pleasantness. On the one hand, this is very sweet and (surprisingly) refreshing. On the other hand–and I can’t stress this enough–it does in fact taste like Fruity Pebbles. I can’t decide if I want to go outside and have a few of these while basking in the sunshine, or if I would rather watch cartoons and make a fort out of couch cushions. I think if we can find one more wheaty brew that tastes like something it shouldn’t, we can officially inaugurate a new style of beer here on SevenPack. Stay tuned, readers!
[Update: A bit of research reveals that Leinie is actually one of the Leinenkugels of the eponymous brewing company out in Chippewa Falls, WI. It weighs in at a cereal strength 4.9% abv, and the consensus seems to be that this is is a Belgian style Witbier. Good enough for the girls I date.]