By Iron Chef Leftovers
It seems strange to me that I would be reviewing a beer called Suncatcher in the middle of the winter, but it is no less strange that Populuxe put the beer on tap at the beginning of the winter. Maybe we are both just trying to be optimistic. Either way, when the sun(catcher) comes back out, you can grab this 5% ABV wheat beer at Populuxe.
The beer pours a very hazy pale yellow with light notes of grain and lemon. The initial sip yields a strong yeast note before mellowing out into a barely noticeable lemon with strong notes of grain before finally ending off with mild orange and coriander with a nice bread like finish, which is slightly sweet and pleasant with a lingering yeast profile and hints of spice. A touch heavier than I expected, but not in a bad way – the beer would work as a nice refreshing drink on a warm sunny day but has enough substance that you would also not mind drinking one on a crisp fall day.
Populuxe Suncatcher Wit strums in with a well-played 3 Little Darlings out of 5.