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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: German Hefeweizen
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nothing beats kicking back on the deck at the cabin and taking in a classic Manitoba sunset. Our Hefeweizen captures that jovial atmosphere with a hazy golden body from a blend of wheat, two-row pale, and Munich malts. German grown Hallertau hops balance the fruity wheat malts with a light, spicy character. Finally, a burst of banana and clove aromas fill the air due the specially selected yeast culture. Try it with a light meal of grilled bratwurst, hot mustard, and potato salad. Serve at 6 C. in a tall Weizen glass. Bottle will contain sediment – which should be poured into the beer. 13 IBU


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, - OCT 27, 2009
341 ml bottle from MBLC Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, MB, sampled 6/26/08. Hazy orange amber colour with a mostly diminishing fizzy off-white head. Banana, citrus, and lightly spicy aroma. Lemon, banana, and clove flavours with a lemony, lightly acidic, and dry bitter finish. Light bodied, fizzy, but refreshing. I certainly wouldn’t complain if I had a locally made weizen like this in NS.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada from Eric. Slightly hazy yellow gold, high carbonation. Resin banana aroma. Some lemon. Nice sharpness, then a mellow sweetness with bubblegum at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (358) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy goldenrod colour, smaller head. Aromas of orange, lemon rind, coriander, wheat, yeast, and a hint of nuttiness. Soft, mellow flavours of citrus and light spices, grains and again, a little nutty. Nicely balanced, easy drinking. One of the better hefeweizens I've tried, without a doubt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (638) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is of yeast, clove and floral sweetness. Taste is the sweet graininess paired with a surprisingly bitter hop character. Appearance is a hazy yellow / amber body. Lace head retains well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1197) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a small minimal white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, clove, light citrus and some bubblegum. Taste is banana, clove, wheat, spicy tones. An excellent balance between cloves and fruity esters. Overall an excellent hefe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a big fizzy initial head that quickly dissipates into almost nothing and leaves no lace. Aroma is clove, bubblegum, banana, wheat and light citrus. Taste is spicy clove, banana, grainy wheat, mild bitterness, mild lemon, and a touch of bubblegum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Rich and refreshing wheat and citrus taste. Not too sharp or overbearing either. Well done again by half pints!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle - Wheat, banana and lemon citrus. Cloudy gold with a bubbly think head. Banana, clove and a tiny bit of wheat. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (572) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Cloudy lemony colour. Floral aroma. Sweeter taste. I like this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Jaune nuageux avec un col blanc moyen. L’arôme de blé, de levure et d’agrumes. La saveur est d’agrumes, de blé et d’épices légères, comme la coriandre ou tarte à la citrouille. Facile à boire et rafraîchissant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Cloudy yellow with a pale head. Aroma is wheat, banana, hint of honey. Slight astringency on the finish. Taste is wheat, banana. Fairly non-descript.


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