Today I will review the latest release from Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale. This American pale ale is set to be out Feb. 3, but being The Thirsty Beagle, I got a sneak peek. Let’s get to the review:
Aroma: Wild Hare hits you with bready, malty aroma, but I didn’t detect much in the way of hops, either floral or citrus.
Appearance: The beer is deep amber and a little hazy.
Taste: I found this beer to have a very defined malt character, slightly bready, but lacking any real defining hop presence. Got just the slightest bit of bitterness on the back end and didn’t detect a distinct hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: Has a light, smooth feel; good carbonation.
Overall impression: Wild Hare leans a little bit too far toward the malt side of the equation versus the hop side, for my liking. Otherwise, it has a pleasant taste and is quite drinkable. Seems to be a sessionable offering.
Thirsty Beagle score: 7.5 points (out of 10)