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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The beer pours from the growler with a straw gold color that shows quite a bit of haze to it when held up to the light. The beer is topped by a frothy, pale, one-finger thick head. A bit of clove, perhaps even a bit floral, perhaps some pear like notes, this is backed by some hay notes, and a touch of cracker like pale grain. As the beer warms a bit of sweet grain character becomes a bit more noticeable and it combines with the yeast character to produce a hint of something like cotton candy.

Prickly carbonation, quite light bodied, but it does have a touch of viscosity to it. The beer has a sweet grain character to it, some straw like notes, and a touch of cracker like grain character that gets a bit more chewy and noticeable in the long finish. There are some light fruit notes here, the banana becomes more noticeable as the beer warms, there are also notes of pear, a touch of apple, and perhaps even a touch of something like Meyer lemon. The finish has a fairly solid bitterness to it, at least for a Hefe, but it is certainly not intrusive at all.

Not a bad example of a Hefe, it has the requisite yeast character, but I usually like a bit more wheat / barley influence (decoctions are really nice for this style). Still, this has grown on me a bit as I work my way through my pour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Light and clear pour. Light citrus aroma, with some spice. Sweet, with orange and banana flavors. Light finish. Very refreshing, easy to drink, and perfect for the heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 23, 2004
tap at brewery-pours a light orange hue with minimal carbonation. aroma of bananas, orange peal, clove and other citrus fruits. flavors are very tangy and sweet-nice banana presence and orange peal in the flavors. long citrus finish. a great hefe to pass a hot NM day away.


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