Review: Breckenridge Brewery Ophelia | Craft Beer & Brewing
Breckenridge Brewery Ophelia
82 out of 100

Style: Hoppy Wheat

ABV: 6.0 IBU: 23

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Breckenridge Brewery Ophelia

What the brewers say

“Subtle hints of citrus round out the complex aroma of Mosaic hops. For a beer so drinkable, it’ll last through multiple acts.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “So hoppy! Herbal hops with a moderate skunky note, as well as some light herbal hops and a touch of lemon peel. There’s a hint of earthiness that verges on cattiness or skunkiness, and some pine resin. Cherry esters from the yeast, as well as some light bready wheat and pie crust.”

Flavor: “Smooth, sweet wheat malt base, with breadiness, that complements the esters of cherry and banana, but with a thin body. Just a touch of light herbal lemon hops, with a touch of orange. Moderate grassy and herbal hops, and some spicy, skunky, piney hops that lend some bitterness to balance. A hoppy resinous bitterness rounds out the finish, bringing forth a lingering hops flavor.”

Overall: “The hops bitterness is pretty intense for a beer with such a thin body and muted aroma. As much as I liked the lemony flavor, it didn’t balance with the skunkiness and earthiness, especially in the aroma.”



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