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Beer Tasting: Lime Kellerbier
Brewing since 1986, Wasatch Brewery is the oldest brewery in Utah, and it consistently produces great-tasting beers.
In 2016, the Utah Brewers Cooperative (Wasatch and Squatters Craft Beers) opened the West Side Tavern & Cold Beer Store.
It’s here that I enjoyed a delicious pint of Wasatch’s Lime Kellerbier.
Fermented with 10 gallons of fresh lime juice, the kellerbier — translated from German as “cellar beer” — delivers a crisp, slightly tart brew.
- Brewery: Wasatch Brewery
- ABV: 4%
- Serving Style: Draft
- Date Tasted: April 26, 2018
- Taste Location: West Side Tavern & Cold Beer Store
The West Side Tavern & Cold Beer Store is a perfect place to enjoy fresh seasonal creations. A long bar stretches the length of the tavern, and two dozen tap handles pour Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery beers. High-point cans and bottles are also available.
Lime Kellerbier - Wasatch Brewery
Product Name: Lime Kellerbier
Product Description: Lime Kellerbier, an "unfiltered Mexican lager" features 10 gallons of fresh lime juice to make it one refreshing summertime beer.
Get out your lawnmower. This 4% lime refresher could be your go-to after a day of yard work. The bartender at the West Side Tavern & Cold Beer Store mentions 10 gallons of fresh lime juice went into this brew. It’s lightly hopped with Comet, Denali, and Citra.
- Aroma: Actually getting some fresh-baked rolls, along with the lime, obviously
- Appearance: Slightly hazy, straw; off-white head; medium-high carbonation
- Flavor: Nice natural lime, slightly tart, some breadiness and light hoppiness
- Mouthfeel: Crisp, mildly tart and refreshing
But you don’t have to take my word for it.
Note: The tasting notes format is adapted from a Homebrew Academy Beer Tasting Mastery course I took in 2017.