Pennichuck Brewing Company Rustwagen (365 Day 236)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, July 25th, 2011

Pennichuck Rustwagen

An American craft beer on a Sunday evening is the final beer of the weekend and the beginning beer for a new week. It serves both those purposes so in my minds eye it should, and must, be an above average beer to stat off and end on the right foot.

Rustwagen by Pennichuck Brewing Company is a Hefeweizen, which is one of my favorite styles, so I thought that it would be the perfect beer for a ceremonies Sunday. Rustwagen failed me.

I had a hard time finding information on Pennichuck brewery, noticing that it seems to be out of business, therefore making it difficult to find much about Rustwagen itself. Based on my readings this beer might have some age on it, causing some of the foulness that I observed.

I will definitely not have another as I don’t think that I could. If you happen across a beer from Pennichuck be careful as everything points to them being out of business and the chance of a fresh beer is slim. Enjoy!

Aroma: 6 (25%), Taste: 3 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 2 (35%), Overall: 4.2

Useless Fact: During the Napoleonic wars, Napoleon’s soldiers bivouacked in the chapel of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, where Leonardo’s Last Supper is located. The soldiers used the painting in target practice, shooting at the central figure of Christ’s head. This is why the face of Christ is almost obliterated in the painting.

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