552979101_1958344345_532941319_1280579687618By Julia Burke, Beer Editor

From a can — love it! Environmentally friendly and less expensive.

Pork Slap pours a clear amber and a puffy three-finger head into a wheat glass, leaving solid lacing.

The nose is clean crystal malt, bananas, toffee, and baked plaintain, with a little clove, cardamom, and ginger (apparently ginger is actually added to the beer — I only got a hint, which is all I would have wanted on this delicate nose).

On the palate, sweetness and more tropical fruit backed by assertive carbonation and light hops make for a mouthfeel that is textured yet refreshing.

There’s not a lot to it, but it’s a fine session beer to pair with spicy foods.

Producer: Butternuts Brewing Company
ABV: 4.3%
Sample Size: 12 oz. can
Stemware: Wheat glass
Availability: Year-round
Price: $7/six-can pack
Rating: B