Drink BJ's LightSwitch Lager, BJ's Brewhouse Blonde, Harvest Hefeweizen, Piranha Pale Ale

BJ's LightSwitch Lager, BJ's Brewhouse Blonde, Harvest Hefeweizen, Piranha Pale Ale


Relevant Links:
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Website
BJ's LightSwitch Lager (BJ's Website)
BJ's Brewhouse Blonde (BJ's Website)
Harvest Hefeweizen (BJ's Website)
Piranha Pale Ale (BJ's Website)
BJ's LightSwitch Lager (BeerAdvocate.com)*
BJ's Brewhouse Blonde (BeerAdvocate.com)*
Harvest Hefeweizen (BeerAdvocate.com)*
Piranha Pale Ale (BeerAdvocate.com)*
Each of these beers had various entries. I tried to choose the most useful entry.

20110816:
[20110821]
I wrote: "LightSwitch. Subtle smell. Very buzzy lemony taste. Light and refreshing. Orange nice aftertaste. I like it a lot. Brewhouse Blonde. More orange smell. Nice in its category. Balanced as described. Not too orangy, just right. Harvest Hefeweizen. Cloudy with persisting head. Hmm. Smells orangy. Tastes like salmon. Don't like it as much as the LightSwitch. Piranha Pale Ale. Smells of pale ale. Hoppy (bitter). Hmmm... I wonder if I'm shifting back to preferring light beers over pale ales and IPAs." 9:10 pm
I later wrote: "The pale ale is better later after you have some alcohol in your system. II don't like the taste of the Harvest Hefeweizen. Yeah something like salmon. Yuck. LightSwitch is okay. Brewhouse Blonde is the overall best in the group of four." 9:42 pm


Website Information:
BJ's LightSwitch Lager
Our flavorful alternative with even fewer calories than many popular domestic light beers. BJ's LightSwitch® Lager has a pleasant malt flavor balanced by a clean, dry finish with the handcrafted quality you have come to expect from BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.
Style: Light Beer
Alcohol: 3.5% by volume
Malt Variety: 2-row Pale, Wheat
Bitterness (IBU): 18
Hop Variety: German Hallertau
Awards: Bronze: Light Ales Ale at 2010 North American Beer Awards
Menu Pairing: Like white wine, BJ’s LightSwitch Lager is best when matched with poultry or seafood.
Crispy Calamari, Santa Fe Salad*


Website Information:
BJ's Brewhouse Blonde
A light and refreshing pale beer in the style of a German Kolsch. Slightly malty with delicate hopping to balance. Well-conditioned for exceptional smoothness and drinkability.
Style: Kolsch
Alcohol: 4.7% by volume
Malt Variety: 2-row Pale, Wheat, Vienna
Bitterness (IBU): 15
Hop Variety: Perle, Hallertau
Awards: Gold: Kolsch at 2010 North American Beer Awards; Gold: Cream Ales at 2010 North American Beer Awards; Bronze: German-Styke Kolsch at 2009 Los Angeles County Fair; Bronze: Light Hybrid Beer at 2009 San Diego International Beer Competition; Silver: German-Style Kolsch at 2008 Los Angeles County Fair; Silver: German-Style Kolsch at 2007 Los Angeles County Fair; Gold: Light Ales at 2005 California Brewers Festival; Bronze: German-Style Kolsch at 2003 Los Angeles County Fair; Bronze: German-Style Kolsch at 2002 Los Angeles County Fair; Silver: Kolsch at 1998 Colorado State Fair
Menu Pairing: As with white wine, pale beers like Brewhouse Blonde® pair well with poultry and seafood.


Website Information:
Harvest Hefeweizen
Not just another wheat beer. This award-winning hefeweizen is fermented with an authentic Bavarian weizen yeast to produce its unique flavor profile — fruity, spicy and refreshing. Try it without a lemon!
Style: Bavarian Hefeweizen
Alcohol: 4.9% by volume
Malt Variety: Wheat, 2-row Pale, Vienna
Bitterness (IBU): 15
Hop Variety: Perle, Hallertau
Awards: Bronze: South-German Style Hefeweizen at 2010 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition; Bronze: Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen at 2009 North American Beer Awards; Gold: German Wheat & Rye at 2006 California State Fair; Gold: South German-Style Hefeweizen at 2005 Los Angeles County Fair; Bronze: German-Style Wheat Ale at 2004 Los Angeles County Fair; Silver: Continental Wheat Beer at 1997 California State Fair
Menu Pairing: The fruity and spicy acidity of wheat beer is a good match for most salads.


Website Information:
Piranha Pale Ale
Winner of multiple awards, including a Silver Medal in American-Style Pale Ales at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. This hoppy ale is dry-hopped with the snappy flavor and bite of Cascade hops…for hopheads only!
Style: American Pale Ale
Alcohol: 5.7% by volume
Malt Variety: 2-row Pale, Crystal, Wheat
Bitterness (IBU): 45
Hop Variety: Chinook, Cascade
Awards: Silver: American Pale Ale at 2008 California State Fair; Silver: American-Style Pale Ale at 2007 Great American Beer Festival; Silver: American Pale Ale at 2007 California State Fair; Bronze: American-Style Pale Ale at 2007 Los Angeles County Fair; Bronze: Pale Ale at 2005 Amador County Fair; Silver: American-Style Pale Ale at 2003 Los Angeles County Fair; Silver: American-Style Pale Ale at 2002 Great American Beer Festival; Gold: American-Style Pale Ale at 2002 Los Angeles County Fair; Bronze: American-Style Pale Ale at 1998 Great American Beer Festival; Silver: Pale Ale at 1998 Colorado State Fair; Gold: Pale Ale at 1998 California State Fair
Menu Pairing: Hoppy pale beers are excellent with spicy foods.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza

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