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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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Our seasonal wheat beer is an ale with flavor like no other. Its unique banana and clove yeast characteristics make it the juicy fruit of beer. Technically speaking, this beer is known as a hefeweizen – hefe is the German word for yeast and weizen means wheat. Visually the beer is somewhat hazy – this is the hefe, taste-wise it is light yet malty – this is the weizen. This mouth-watering brew is often served with a slice of lemon for a zesty summer cooler.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Growler. Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Typical aroma of wheat brew. Tastes typical. Fruity taste, which I was surprised to taste. Finishes not so clean, yet it was still pleasant.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap. Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. Scent is lemon, wheat and banana. Taste is banana, clove, and a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2008
pint at Pittsboro location. Ok aroma, sweet, Toasted wheat, clove, citrus. Hazed golden yellow color, small head, no lace. Bitter sharp flavor.Like aroma though the yeast characteristics are more pronounced. Lite body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, Spicy dry finish. This may have tasted better due to circumstance, flavor had a lot going on. Classic American hefe.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
(growler, thanks TurdFerguson) Small white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, skunk, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, banana, clove, some grass. Light body, some acidity, fairly clean.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Growler thanks to Turd. Pours a cloudy light yellow and a thin head. Aroma is yeasty, clove-like, soapy, and citrusy-lemon with light wheat tanginess. Ok wheaty doughy flavors, light citrus, phenolic yeast and a bit dull and faded finihs- turns a bit watery and slick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Growler. Nose is wheat, lemon, citrus and yeast. Flavor is similar. Very clean, very easy drinking. Didn’t taste much of banana flavors I am used to tasting if my hefes. Could of sworn this was just an american wheat ale. Solid effort from carolina brewery and much more drinkable than a few of their offerings.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Nose of sweet lemon and wheat, some creamy hefeweizen yeast, and a twang of oranges. Flavor isn’t much different: creamy, sweetened wheat and oranges, medium to light body, somewhat oily and syrupy while still being a bit thin, with a chewy/chunk wheat character throughout. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Growler, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of TURDFERGUSON. Thanks, Sam! Pours a hazy golden color; fluffy white head with good retention and mixed-bubbled lacing. Wheatiness, light citrus, and doughy yeast in the aroma; dry, crisp, husky. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy yeastiness, citrus, minerals, and breadiness upfront; average carbonation; light acidity coming through; very drinkable stuff. Medium finish: breadiness, wheat, and citrus; ends quite dry and crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Draught. Cloudy, with a small white head. There is a fairly strong aroma of bananas and clove in the yeast. Typical hefe, tastes pretty normal, yeasty, fruity, and decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 Re-rate. Probably one of my favorite brews from them. Not saying much. Pours a cloudy lemon rind yellow with a one finger foamy white head. Nose is earthy and wheaty with some yeast, isoamyl acetate, clove, and citrus zest. Flavor shows some mild clove and spice with banana in the background and a mild tartness. Round crisp mouthfeel with a mild tartness.


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