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Gigantic Firebird Smoked Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshingly complex wheat beer. Aromas of clove and banana intermingle with light smoke imparted from German malt kilned over beechwood fires.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2395) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2015
After reading the description and some reviews I had high hopes for this but they werenít fulfilled. Appearance is average with a small short lived head, no lace, and a hazy amber color. Aroma is mainly smoke with some traditional hefeweizen in the background. Flavorís similar to nose, with yeast and smoke up front and dominating along with carbonic tang, malt sweet barely noticeable Body is ok. Finish is a long bitterness that clashes with the smoke. Oh well..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22 ounce bottle .. wheat and smoke .. awesome .. . Almost froze this beer. Alllllmost. A hundred!! Great smoked bier!! Cat Cat!!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
BillRSimmons (4) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Smokiness in a beer is a new experience for me. Add clove and that distinctive wheat beer taste and itís a little heady - but just medium abv. - exotic.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Smokey smell is incredible, the smoky, spicy taste is perfect. Beautiful golden blonde color, I log this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
A very nice hef. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Smells of lemon, cinnamon and smokiness. Taste is like a saison, with some lemon and banana, but with a nice smokiness and cinnamon spiciness that sticks on your tongue. Quite nice. Had in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (91) - - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from bomber. Nice orange golden hazy color with a light lacy head. Weird overall aroma of banana, medicine or clove, wheat/yeast and hint of smoke. Thin yeast driven body gives way to similar flavors as the aroma. Very unique

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (656) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 15, 2014
From the bomber: Golden orange color with ample, well-sustained eggshell colored foam, leaving sparce lacing. It smells like a hefe, but a bit subdued. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma, with a touch of extra bitter toastyness. Itís not quite a syrupy as the aroma either. didnít taste much of the smokey quality. Sort of just like a standard hefe, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1917) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Cloudly, muddled gold body with a quick to die head. The aroma is lightly smoked with wooden and earthen notes aplenty. A mild weiss spice blend with hints of clove and banana. Well carbonated with grainy malts and a ligth grassy hop in the middle. Pervasive but moderate smoky notes linger well throughout the finish. A nice, rather refreshing smoked brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 26, 2014
Very hazy. A finger width head. Smells of smoke and bananas. Tastes of smoked bananas. Slightly bubble gum. Very palatable not too heavy on the smoked taste. Pairs well with tacos.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Pours golden with a thin white head. lots of lacing. Definitely has that hefe yeast thing on the nose with a hint of smokiness. More smoke on the tongue. Finishes clean. Itís an interesting attempt but Iím not feeling the combo of a smoky hefe.


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