In honour of the annual September Rifflandia music festival, Phillips released a Rifflandabrau Lemon Hefeweizen. I meant to publish this post a couple of months ago, but the photos I took became inaccessible when my phone died. So I had to take new photos with my one remaining bottle when I got back to Victoria!
I myself have never been to Rifflandia, but I discovered this beer in the Phillips Party Mix pack as the rotating seasonal. My Dad had brought a pack over to his friend’s place for dinner, and he insisted that we leave the leftover beers behind, but I had other ideas for these two bottles.
Appearance: golden with smooth head
Nose: lemon zest, coriander, wheaty tang, sourdough bread
Palate: like a lemon shandy
Finish: lemon drop candies, pleasant hint of lemon rind aftertaste
Rating: 3/5 Good