28 Sep New Republic Brewing Warimono
New Republic Brewing Co.
Packaging: Draft, 6 pack 12 ounce cans
I may have told this story before, but I don’t care because it’s one of my best beer related stories. A little more than 4 years ago, my wife and I went to New Republic Brewing on our second date. She knew that I was all about craft beer and said, “There’s a brewery here in College Station. We should go.” How lucky am I?! I was probably too enamored with her on that date to remember whether that was the first time I tried Warimono or not, but I do know that it was a great date.
What I do know about Warimono is that it is one of the first Belgian ales that I got into after we later moved to Houston. It used to be packaged in 22oz corked bottles with a label similar to the one that adorns their sleek new cans. Warimono sticks out a lot more now at the store due to its all black, grey, and white label showcasing fireworks in the background. It’s been over a year since I have had a pour of Warimono, so let’s get to it!
Warimono poured a clear golden color. There was little to no head and only minimal carbonation after the pour, but it packed a strong aroma of bubble gum, peppercorns, and Belgian yeast spice. The 9.2% ABV makes itself known with a slightly boozy aroma as well.
Warimono had a light mouthfeel with a hint of crispness from what carbonation was present. Flavors of banana, clove, and spice were present along with alcohol esters. If I could summarize this beer up very succinctly, Warimono tasted like a boozy hefeweizen in neither a good nor bad way.
You can find Warimono in cans at most local grocery and liquor stores or on tap following a tap takeover from the brewery. I highly recommend going out to the brewery yourself. It’s a pretty awesome place with all the expansion they have completed, as well as live music. Take your (future) spouse out there on a date sometime.
Warimono is like a hefeweizen on boozy steroids with flavors of banana and clove intermingling with alcohol esters to remind you that this 9.2% ABV Belgian tripel will get you lit like the fireworks on the can. Have you had a chance to give Warimono a taste?
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