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Baxter On The Count Of 3

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A weisbier with an American twist, On the Count of Three commemorates Baxter’s third anniversary by combining the old and the new. Using traditional German yeast to ferment and uncommonly big but smooth wheat beer, then adding generous doses of West Coast hop varieties, we celebrate our past and anticipate a bright future.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
16 oz can poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, banana, clove, citrus and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, grapefruit, clove and light banana with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
malrubius (1858) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Can from Meditrina. Cloudy orange beige with flat head lace and big chunky floaters. Aroma of overripe oranges in wet cardboard boxes. Orangy sweet fruit with raw honey and overripe orange peel bitterness. Not sure why you’d want big stinky hops on top of bavarian wheat beer yeast. Just doesn’t work for me. But it’s really not terrible despite its lack of appeal and apparent age. Could probably give it to my kid in a sippy cup and tell her it’s orange juice from a cardboard carton.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
A hazed golden Weizen with a thin white head. In aroma, nice fruity and herbaceous malt with nice grassy hop, lemon, nice. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with light banana, cloves, grassy hops, herbaceous notes, very nice. On tap at Vermont tap house.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
can. pours cloudy if not durty pale golden with a small white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. spicy and doughy pale maltiness, fresh citrus, yeast, soft and tender bananas - not overdone, peppery and sweet wheat crackers, grass. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, semi-sweet and bitter grassy-citrusy finish. tasty yet subtle hopfenweisse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Canette de 16 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 3.00$. Arôme: Odeur de levure avec une pointe d’épice. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de banane et d’houblon résineux avec une pointe d’épice. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de blé en arrière goût. (Rating #5570)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
16oz can. Pours cloudy pale orange gold with a big sticky white head. Aroma has the usual banana, clove, yeasty hefe character, but also some grapefruit citrus. You got your IPA in my hefe. You got your hefe in my IPA. Starts banana, yeast, then the citrus hop, then finishes banana clove and bubble gum. An interesting experiment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1184) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Battleship. Pours a cloudy light golden color with a super thick white head. Aroma is full of yeast, spices, cloves, and some malt. Heavier on the palate, which is to be expected with an imperial. Flavors are pretty much the same as the aroma. Leaves a malt, yeast and clove finish. I’m not usually a big fan of hefe’s but this imperial one was pretty decent. Similar to Sierra Nevada’s Kellerweis.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a 2 finger white head that slowly recedes leaving a few ropes of lazy lace. Lots of yeast and wheat on the aroma as well as the usual banana and clove. Taste has the above as well as some apple and pear. A bit of hop bite makes this brew different than a basic hefe. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Quite easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This sugary Hopfenweisse proposes muddled hop resins amongst its prevalently doughy flavor profile, as citrus fruit musters up some refreshing angles.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy yellow-beige.
-Banana esters are there, but feel tired.
-Resinous hop bitterness helps each sip.
-Carbonation could have been higher in order to lighten the mouthfeel.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a slightly hazed gold into a hefe. White head with medium retention recedes leaving soapy lacing. Sour vegetable and banana aromas. Sharp with banana and citrus upfront turning to sour vegetable and leaves.


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