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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review 84: Weihenstephener Hefe Weissbier

Review 84
Weihenstephener Hefe Weissbier: 5.4% abv

This is our first Hefeweisen that we’ve done. That being said, there is a technique to pouring Hefeweisens, and we really didn’t do it right. The recorder was helpful enough to comment on how bad the pourer was at pouring. But we tried and we’re going to get better with time. What is a Hefeweisen anyway. Well, as you might guess, it’s a German beer, but you might have already guessed that. It is a lighter, but very yeasty beer, which produces a large foam head to it. I can’t tell you all the technicals on it, because we’ll be saving that for the next Hefeweisen we do. I’ll try and keep this one short. On the schnauze, orene will find a very light, yeasty nose, indicating a similarity to many German beers. It has some fruity notes of apple, orange, pumpkin and banana, which is common in Hefes. It is yeasty, but also has some malt and wheat to it, with slight spiciness. The taste is interesting, for the fact that there is a dry, zestiness which creates a slight tingle as you first drink this. The arrival is light with some honeydew, leading into a big banana flavor, with some sweet flavors of lemon and cherry, with yeastiness to boot. It is very light, but borderline watery. The finish is light in the yeastiness as it settles, gives off some fruit notes of faint apple and some pumpkin. The finish is medium-long in length. There isn’t much more to say about it. We need to know more about these beers, but this didn’t shake our foundations. 
Score: 8.0/10

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