It’s no secret that I love lavender. The smell. The taste. It’s refreshing and calming at the same time. I personally use culinary lavender in tea, smoothies, and while baking pastries, so I was naturally excited when I found the Forbidden Lavender by No Label Brewing Company while I was in Texas.
Forbidden Lavender is a seasonal witbier and is brewed with honey malt, vanilla, and lavender flowers. Dark and golden in color, with a thin head that dissipates quickly, you can definitely taste the lavender. At 5.5% ABV, this floral beer reminds me of the Earl Grey Fruit Beer I had while in Japan. It’s got a unique taste; it wasn’t sweet but it wasn’t bitter either. While lavender definitely is the top note, there is a hint of citrus and it’s a bit peppery. This is a great summer beer, especially on a hot afternoon. I bought a single bottle while in San Antonio and made sure to purchase a six pack prior to leaving Texas since I enjoyed it that much.
Is this a beer you would try? Let me know!