Easy Rinder ale
Easy Rinder is an alcohol-free wheat ale by UK brewers Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing (SIWC). SIWC are a new brewery that specialises in low and no alcohol beers, focusing on three core pillars – inclusivity, community and sustainability. Over the past year, SIWC has created a number of beers including a lager, IPA, pale ale and this, the Easy Rinder ale that I tried today.
This however is no ordinary alcohol-free wheat beer, it is a mandarin hefeweizen wheat beer. If you’ve not come across a ‘hefeweizen’ beer before it is a type of weiss beer (translated to white beer) so we can expect a lot of interesting citrus and bitter hoppy flavours.
So, will Easy Rinder wheat ale deserve a place in your refrigerator? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.
Is Easy Rinder Wheat Ale any good?
As expected this is a light and refreshing beer that has a bitter tone running through it and has a taste profile very similar to a full-strength German weiss beer. The added mandarin flavour in Easy Rinder helps create another dimension to the beer and brings it all together. That said I did feel like it was a bit light and watery so could have done with more body; overall though very tasty.
Aroma & Appearance
There are some bittersweet and citrus aromas that infuse the glass as soon as your pour it out of the can. Easy Rinder Hefeweizen pours out as a medium amber, slightly cloudy beer but the best part is a frothy head that continues throughout the consumption.
I like the packaging and design of Easy Rinder – very creative and colourful. I also appreciate what the Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing are trying to do around sustainability and the community so get bonus points there too. The beer is vegan friendly but not gluten-free. Availability-wise your best bet is to purchase it online.
Buy Easy Rinder wheat ale
My can of Easy Rinder actually came as part of Wise Bartender’s alcohol-free beer subscription. That said you can buy this beer direct from them or from the online retailers below.
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