Was not sure what to expect from this one as it is labelled a Weizen Stout and I am not sure I have had a wheat stout before. Pours a very dark almost black with a minimal tan head which disappears almost immediately. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and a bit of wheat. Taste is mild and slightly sweet with the malts coming in at the end. Surprisingly smooth for a 6.7 ABV stout and while it does seem a bit thin for a stout that does not take away from the enjoyment. This is my fourth beer from Rising Tide and now I only have Polaris to review. Not sure why I have waited so long to open my bottle of Polaris but it certainly will not be much longer.
Pros: Appearance (I like black beer), smooth
Cons: Feels slightly watered down.
Alcohol Content: 6.7 ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Rising Tide
Brewers Description: Dark as squid ink and moody as the sea, Ursa Minor is our take on a winter wheat beer. Starting with a German wheat-beer yeast and a base of malted wheat, we added a blend of dark crystal and roasted malts to create a wheat stout. Redolent of dark fruit, weizen yeast esters, and roasted barley, Ursa Minor is perfect for an icy winter’s eve.
Ursa Minor [ur-suh mahy-ner] (n)—constellation also known as the Little Bear, which contains the north star, Polaris