Gowanus Brewery

Eight Days O’ Wheat – Reviewed by Jeremy
December 24, 2007, 12:00 am
Filed under: beer, local, review

Sadly, what you see here is what I found in the Sixpoint growler I picked up during the week at the Whole Foods Market.  It’s flat as a pancake.  The friendly woman who poured this for me had to tap a second keg to top off my growler, so, I’m guessing, the last of the first keg was in pretty poor shape. What a bummer.

The Eight Days O’ Wheat beer was introduced in November and is the result of a collaboration between Sixpoint Point Craft Ales, a local brewery, and Whole Foods to produce a house beer for Whole Foods Market’s beer rooms, which are sprouting up around NYC.  Reviews should start accumulating at Beer Advocate soon, but for now there’s only one, which describes this brew as “decent.”

My initial impression of the pint of Eight Days O’ Wheat, based in part on total disappointment over the quality of the pour, was less than decent.  Far less.  The aroma and taste were dominated by an unpleasant, intense combination of wheat and hops.  The mouthfeel was thin.  And the finish was bitter.  Anyway, the experience, I have no doubt, would be totally different on a second try, so I’m just not going to review this beer until I can get my hands on some fresh stock.  It’s officially a do-over on this one.


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