Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Eel River Acai Berry Wheat

Type: Flavored beer, wheat beer
Origin: Scotia, California
Price: $3.99 per 22 oz.

The word organic scares the shit out of me. Most products are simply better with genetic engineering and pesticides. In the case of the Eel River Acai Berry Wheat, organic doesn't mean better or worse. The acai berry has a very strange taste, giving the beer a dirty aftertaste. I know this flavor is not coming from the base of wheat beer, so I give Eel River the benefit of the doubt. The beer is fresh and fairly delicious, even with the negatives of the acai berry. This is very similar to a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. I will have to try a non gimmick beer from Eel River to truly tell if they are a good organic brewery.

Side Note: When pouring the rest of the beer into my glass, I noticed an epic fail: 4.0% Alcohol by Vol. I guess I have to drink another beer tonight.

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