Equinox Vernal Hefewiezen
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A weizen brewed in traditional Bavarian style. With a relatively simple malt and hop bill, the yeast makes all the difference here, providing most of the flavor and aroma. The yeast contributes a distinct banana/clove aroma and flavor, making for a refreshing and surprisingly complex beer. The use of Melanoiden Malt and Acidulated Malt provides a subtle richness and tart finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Draft at taproom. Pours cloudy with a thin white head that leaves a bit of lacing. . Nice banana notes on the nose. Solid yeast notes on the tongue. Dries the mouth a bit on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sciencedude (62) - USA - AUG 11, 2012
A very nice take on the Hefewiezen. Light and fruity. Great summer beer for sipping on the beach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow with thin white head, aroma brought notes of slight biscuit, bread and yeast, spice comes out, slight clove and banana but fairly restrained, slightly acidic lemon notes as well in there. Taste is a mix of lemon, banana and clove, spice comes through as well, touch of yeast and bread malts, hints of acidic malts finish fairly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium white head and descent lacing. Aroma of banana, peach, apricot, and clove. Flavor of banana, wheat, coriander, and citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a muddy yellow hued body with a big and lasting white head. Aromas are grassy and grainy with some banana esters. Flavors are grainy, grassy, waxy, phenols, plasticy, and grainy. Lively bubbles, dry and a bit astringent from the malt. Odd malt bill flavors on this hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(draft at CO state fair Foamfest, 8/28/10). Cloudy gold color. Small off white head. Moderate clove and banana aroma. Flavor of the same, with moderate wheat and light sweet malt. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2011
On a recent trip to Fort Collins with friends, we had the opportunity to try this one on tap at the brewery. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Aromas of yeast, banana and clove. On the palate, light bodied, with flavors of bananas, yeast and clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
On tap with Andrew, Carla and Natasha. Pours a hazy yellow with white foam. Smells of banana. Tastes creamy and heavily of banana with hints of clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
A bone dry hefe, just like I like ’em - turbid pour that lacks much of a head - taste is moderately tangy, with only mild clove - most of the phenols lean toward the peppery, spicy side, which is fine by me - moderate yeastiness - notes of sage - tangy lemon - moderate acidity - decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a hazy, vibrant yellow color with a thin white head that faded to a ring and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus fruit, clove, pepper, and banana. Smooth, creamy entry with some moderate citrus fruit leads into a creamy wheatiness offset by a moderate spiciness (clove, pepper) and light banana that linger into a creamy finish with soft undertones of drying hops peaking through. Low carbonation and full, creamy mouth feel. Overall, it’s a solid hefe that definitely shows some of the traditional characteristics, it just doesn’t live up to some of the german examples.

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