Review: Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen

Brew Brahs

Brewer: Tree Brewing
Brewed in: Kelowna, BC
Percentage: 5.0%
Found: Landsdowne West LCBO


As I remove the horizontally-stored bottle from the fridge, I notice a thick sediment sitting on the side. I will have to exercise caution with the pour. The colour is murky gold with the slightest white head. The nose is unmistakably pineapple – candy pineapple even. The taste is rather mild upfront with a tickle of tropical hops on the finish: It doesn’t have the same obvious punch of the bouquet. By the label and the nose, I assumed this beer was brewed with pineapple juice, as is the Hawaiian Style IPA. However, the beer provides it’s ingredients and no pineapple is listed. Odd. I read on… The hops used are Perle and Tettnanger. Now I’m curious, do these add the candied pineapple nose? The notes on Perle do not mention tropical flavours so I turn to Tettnanerg. Even this hop doesn’t mention…

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