1218. Sun King
I had this beer at the CBC shortly after the American Craft Beer Fest. It seems closest in style and spicing to a witbier. From the CBC website:
Continuing the recent run of Beatles-inspired CBC beers (Golden Slumbers Pils, Sgt. Pepper), we welcome you to enjoy our latest creation, released in time to celebrate the summer solstice. This beer aspires to capture the dreamlike sense of summertime warmth evoked by this magical track from the Side Two Medley of the Beatles masterpiece, Abbey Road, where it is perfectly sandwiched between “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “Mean Mr. Mustard.”
Sun King was brewed with pale malted barley, wheat, oats, and rye, all grains lending a crisp, clean, complex body and palate. Much like its musical namesake it enjoys a three part harmony of Belgian yeast character, a touch of coriander, and dried citrus peel. Our chosen combination of lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit peel offers complexity in the finish of this delicate beer without any one aspect dominating the overall composition. Light, dry, very effervescent, and moderate in alcohol content, this is one of our most favorite summer session beers yet.
Here comes the sun king
Brewery: Cambridge Brewing Company
Style: Witbier, BJCP Style Guide
Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 5.0
Sun King pours a very nice, moderately cloudy, straw golden. It's topped by a thin white head that fades to a film leaving patches of lace. The aroma is grainy with notes of peppery spice, citrus, and powdery yeast.
This beer is very tasty. It is clean upfront with banana and citrus flavors in the center. The sweetness mellows in the finish and is met by notes of peppery spice and citrus. A mild grassy bitterness makes a brief appearance just after the swallow. This beer is light-bodied, moderately carbonated, and has a crisp, mildly dry finish.
I thought that this was a mild but flavorful beer. There's a bright citric character that makes this a very refreshing summer beer.