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5 Seasons Big Blonde HefeWeizen

5 Seasons Big Blonde HefeWeizen
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   ABV: -
An real Bavarian HefeWeizen. Made with over 50% red wheat and fermented twice using two dictinctive Bavarian Weizenbier yeasts. This is an unfiltered, lightly hopped thirst quenching summer treat with big mouthfeel, plenty of estery aromas like banana and clove and a refreshing tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
monsterc (13) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
This looks like a hefe with that hazy funkiness. A lemon grass aroma. Light tart citrus flavor wit some pepper spice, caramel, and that lemongrass again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2010
I’m not a huge fan of the style but holy crap was this done right. A cloudy yellow appearance with a white head. The aroma is clove, banana, peaches, bread, and clove. Same in the flavor. A holy shit awesome session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Draft 4.5% abv per menu. My notes have murky gold white head. Banana scent. Wheat taste. Very nice Hefe! Not normally my style but really enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4802) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Appearance: Dispensed a clouded, dull gold body with a scant (from a rather generous pour), white head. Smell: You get your usual hefe notes: clove-scented phenols, banana mash, whole grain wheat bread, a drop of lemon. Taste: A sensible combination of particularly pale and ever tangy wheat malt. Spoonful of sweetish honey spiced with coriander and bit of ground pepper. Minor fruit traces of banana and candied lemon. Light hop character imparting an equally light touch of bitterness. The malts slide back into the foreground, now with more of a bready accent. Drying, wheaty, lightly spicy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. The mouthfeel, while having a nice, slight creaminess to it, could benefit from some more effervescence. Drinkability: A decent hefe, a little more crispness would’ve really given it (and me) a bit more summertime zing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap from the 5 Seasons brewpub. From my notes: gold color. banana yeast, bubblegum and spice in the smell. nice balanced taste. spicy (cardamom) but good balance. quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Yellow, sticky white foam. Aroma is spicy, banana, clove. Taste is more banana, nice sweetness, full wheat body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Tap at 5 Seasons Brewing Company. Small white head with good retention, slightly hazy body, no visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and a golden hue with some orange tint. The aroma was sweet, wheat, yeasty, clove, bananas, some tart notes, and estery. The flavor mimicked the aroma and tasted very refreshing. A smooth mouthfeel and light-medium bodied. This is a very nicely brewed beer, easy to drink and easy on the palate. Worthy of a try and if I revisit this location, I will definitely drink this if it is available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a slightly hazy yellow-orange colored body. The aroma was malty and banana. The very ploesant crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and semi thiick at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of malt mild hops and banana. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Tap. Bright sunny yellow with medium cloudiness. White creamy head. Aroma of bananas and a touch of clove. A nice sweet malt of wheat. Creamy body. Very bready. A nice Hefe. .04 apr 08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2008
I would have to say this is my favorite out of the everyday house beers, and generally what I drink when I am in town, not including the specialties and seasonals. Above average take on the style for a domestic craft offering and is reminiscent to me of Schneider. Initially clove and banana notes, and I make that comparison because I think the red wheat does a lot for this beer. Lots of cereal maltiness, with makes me say this would be a great breakfast beer.

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