Tell me when you see the name Summer Wind you don’t immediately think of Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft.
I feel horrible saying this, because it’s a good beer and Twisted Trunk is a great brewery, but I continually have to remember the name of this beer is Summer Wind (Belgian Blonde, 5.2% ABV, 40 IBU) and not Summer Breeze.
Thing is, Breeze is a great word for this beer. As a blonde ale, it’s light and moderately malty with a bright pale straw color.
The aroma is bubbly with a wonderful lemongrass aroma. It’s sort of Thai, maybe without the peanuts and whole fried fish. It’s not off-putting at all; that smell is cool and inviting.
And when you do get around to drinking the beer, the lemongrass tends to back away and a juicy, bouncy peach flavor comes in. It’s sweet and meaty, and pairs very well with a light malt roundness. A light, bready tang from Belgian yeast further accents the brew.
It’s an almost perfectly summer-centered beer, and regardless of if it’s a wind or a breeze, it’s a beer i’m looking forward to having again. Until then, it’ll be blowing through the jasmine in my mind.
Yup. Makes me feel fine.
Drink Florida Craft,