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Greenbush Sunspot Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A hot way to cool down Hot. Drenched. Delightfully blinding. Right. We’re not talking about that ball of fire in the sky, but our refreshing hefewiezen. Skip the shade and down a glass or two and be cool.

Grain: White wheat, 2 row malt, black malt and flaked wheat Hops: Saaz Yeast: German


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured into an appropriate drinking vessel (and certainly without a twist), this has a dark straw, somewhat brownish body with a tall off-white head. It’s got an aroma of ripe bananas with a touch of bubblegum. The taste added a quiet flavor of inexpensive wheat bread (and I don’t mean that in a bad way) and mayhaps a drop of lemon juice at the end. All in all, this is fairly decent warm weather brew that I wouldn’t refuse. (And yes, this ol’ juice hound does sometimes refuse a drink.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark orangish color. Aroma is bananas and malt. Taste is sweet with some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8944) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Clear amber with a thin white head. Flavor has some good traditional Hefe, Banana, clove, wheat but some mild citrusy hops are a welcomed note. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (16) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Classic cloudy slightly dark gold color. Yeasty aroma with a little bit of spice. Yeast and a bit of clove on the palate. Very slight citrus flavor? Best at a relatively warm temperature. Warmed up to this one as I drank more of the bottle.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (655) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Darker hefe. Brown orange pour. Heavy yeast, banana, clove per usual but also pretty strong backbone for a wheat. Spicy finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1454) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a hazy, orange color with a tall, creamy, long lasting head. Aroma is strong of ripe banana, light clove, some oatmeal like nose to it. Flavor start off with a good dose of banana followed by some light clove and a great bready finish. Body feels creamy from the yeast and has a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a pretty good example of a hefe as all the flavors are very nicely balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
[Bottle] Murky amber colored pour is darker than I expected. A thick and lasting cap of foam on top. Nose is of light bubblegum, clove, banana and sweet wheat malts. The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. More spice comes out in the taste, with clove and nutmeg also making an appearance. Good body for the style, but I would have liked more fruit esters in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
bottle - A huge head on this beer necessitating pouring in stages while it slowly dissipated. It has an aroma of banana, spice, and wheat. The flavor is mildly bitter, yeasty, spicy, and finishes dry. Good hefe.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Colorwise, this is kind of on the border between a hefeweizen and a dunkelweizen. It is brown orange but not quite brown, rather muddy in appearance w/ a soapy head of large bubbles. This has a nice, fresh banana nose w/ maybe a tiny hint of buttered popcorn in the background. This has a nice, creamy, highly carbonated texture which is great for the style but the earthy bitterness is just a bit too strong and somewhat muddles the yeasty banana notes. This is more of a balance issue than a serious flavor flaw though and this does hit the spot for a hefeweizen reasonably well overall.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (65) - - MAY 4, 2014
I’m not a big fan of the style, though the Hefeweizen in Germany are pretty good. Pured from a bottle into the traditional glass, cloudy reddish yellow with enough head to interupt the pour three times. Kind of bland, not thirst quenching.


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