Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer

I have to say that this might be my favorite beer packaging ever. This definitely beats the Chimay multi-pack with the free pimp glass (although that was some of the best beer I've ever had). It conveys nothing about the beer, though. It says that it's a blend, but a blend of what? Is it an ale? Is it a lager? This can makes you ignore all pretense in favor of the idea that there might be a beer emergency, and for some reason a beer with 4% ABV is the right thing to turn to.

The color is a very yellow kind of amber with a patchy, yet admirably sticky white head. The aroma is very malty, so this is some derivation of a lager. The aroma has a bit of a bite/funk to it that makes me lean pilsner, and I'm not sure that I'm a pilsner guy, but the cute can and wild guessing about the style won't get to the bottom of this - let's just see how it tastes?

First sip is very crisp and malty. Tastes like a lager to me, so I guess that case is closed. The smell is a bit funkier than the taste, and the taste is pretty darn good. Of course, it's a simple sip, so I'm sure it isn't actually telling the whole story. So, for science, I have to take a proper swig.

Tip-in is rather intense carbonation burn with sweet malt in the form of a kind of sugar or honey glazed muffin. The middle stretches out into a lot more grain and some lemon and some saltines. It's managing to be thick and crisp at the same time, and that's a trick. The finish get a bit floral and there's a hint of caramel, and it trails off with a bit of a slight funk.

Bottom Line: Not a bad... lager? I don't know what style it is for sure, but it would be good with a burger or chips while watching the game. I could see having this during an emergency or when there isn't one.



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