Review: Freetail Brewing Company Spirulina Wit


Brewery: Freetail Brewing Company
Beer: Spirulina Wit
Style: Weird Green Beer
ABV: 3.9%
Character: Natural green color by brewing with blue-green algae, Spirulina
Metal Connection: GWAR – Gor Gor


[NOTE: originally posted on March 22nd, 2013. Re-posted today due to redesign of website]
Still on tap since St Patrick’s Day was their unique Spirulina Wit. What makes this beer unique? Well how about that they brew this beer with natural blue-green algae known as spirulina. So patrons who visited Freetail on St Patrick’s day were ordering this beer instead of artificially green colored beers. I know I got this beer last year, but could not remember the taste of it, so I was anxious to get another whirl at this bad boy.

Of course the beer poured green, but it was cloudy, a bit murky, dare I say, swampy with a thin white head which vanished quite quickly. As most people have said, and I will concur, this is definitely one of the most unique beers I have ever seen. The aroma of this beer is also something out of the ordinary. It has an almost candy like smell, very sweet. To me, it smells exactly what blue-green algae would smell like. This aroma reminds me of when you pass by the health nut isle at your local grocery store.

The taste is similar to the smell. It tastes sweet and candy like, and maybe it’s a mental thing, even though I was trying my hardest to focus on the taste without any blockage, but it was like drinking that medicine that you hated before actually tasting it. As you remember, we all hate that nasty medicine, and avoid it at all costs, and finally after taking it, you realize it wasn’t that bad, and from then on it was easy to swallow every time you needed to take it. Now I hope my description isn’t scaring you away from this beer, as I mean all this in a very positive way, cause I really enjoyed my science class flask of Spirulina Wit! With that being said, it isn’t for everybody, but I do encourage you to open your mind up a bit, and go give it a try!

The latest thing to ad to this review is my Metal Connection, and what better band to compare this monster to, then GWAR! I went with the classic song, “Gor-Gor” from their 1992 album, America Must be Destroyed.

All Hail the Monster, BeerMetalDude!


Author: BeerMetalDude

Owner of Beer Metal Media. Creator/Host of The Beer Metal Show Podcast & It Came from the Cellar Podcast

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