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4 Pines Hefeweizen

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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: German Hefeweizen
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German born wheat beer. Cloudy pale straw in appearance, mild sweet nose with hints of banana exhibiting a well rounded palate showing characters of banana and spice.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours cloudy straw with small white head. Aroma and flavour are quite lacking for the style, and the beer is a bit watery. This beer doesn’t have much of the yeast-derived flavour/aroma that is essential to a hefeweizen. Pretty poor effort from 4 pines. I suspect it’s due to using a cheaper, more convenient dry yeast rather than the far superior liquid alternatives. I hope its availability at least means it inspires more people to go try other, good hefeweizens.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2833) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tap at brewery. Light aroma, normal weizen smell. Airy head dissipates quickly. Taste is right on the money, banana, bubblegum clove, etc. Overall, it comes off as light bodied, not thick and chewy like the German greats. Good effort though, taste is right on.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (453) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Aroma is wheaty banana, a little spicy. Cloudy but effervescent. Very thin film of foam. Taste is watery, insipid. Finish is creamy banana. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kurtos (119) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale Gold with a light haziness. Aroma. a nice aroma of bubblegum and cinnamon. Flavour. On the nose this beer was much better, taste is what i’d best describe as a banana+lemon sorbet. Overall. an alright beer, but there are many better examples of this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at The Firehouse yestie aroma deep golden colour taste is very refreshing good hef

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosslew (317) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
A bit light on the middle. And fizzy. Does have nice banana and cinnamon taste. Light wheat beer. 330ml. 17ibu. 5.2%. 1.4std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
bottle, thanks marty. yellow with a faint haze and short-lived head; plenty of banana in the aroma though with not much earthy spice to balance it; quite sweet, hints of lemon sorbet. pleasant though unmemorable

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Loads of banana aroma with a little citrus and clove. Flavour is banana dominated with some sweet wheaty and citrus flavours. Not a typical hefe but enjoyable nonetheless

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (199) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Hefe’s from the bottle always seem to disappoint unless they are top notch to begin with. Will have to go and try this on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Sweetish, well-balanced example with light phenols, hint if hop dryness. Well- done, maybe needs a fuller body


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