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Howe Sound King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen

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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Weizen Bock
Squamish, Canada

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, German-styled wheat beer with a distinctive banana and clove aroma, it is made with barley, wheat, hops, water and hefe yeast and named in recognition of the thousands of climbers who come from around the world to climb Squamish, BC’s walls, crags, cracks, slabs and boulders
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pretty good stuff! Pours a hazy golden colour with a massive creamy white head. Aroma is banana, clove. Flavor is clove, banana, spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle - 750mL swing top. Gold pour with a tall, dense fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet with ripe banana, light spice, wheat notes, soft fruit and yeast. Taste is big banana, wheat, spice, cloves, sweet malt, yeast and soft citrus. Light boozy notes as well. Body is meidum with a strong, creamy carbonation. Ends with more yeast and wheat notes, light clove, sweet malt, banana, soft citrus and light bready notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4906) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Murky gold, large fluffy white head. Smells like toast and apple butter. Oddly sweet flavor, like raisin bread toast or something like that. Some bubble gum and banana, too. Not bad...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Liter fliptop from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark translucent gold with a huge creamy white head. Aroma is firmly clove and banana. Med + body. Flavor is tangy/strong banana and clove. Wow. Wonder what the Bavarians think of this! Finishing with very strong flavors.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
hstreet (70) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Smells of sweet spices...A big punch of spice the first mouthful...not a fan of hefes but figured I would give this a try...Not my cup of brew...Thanks for the cool bottle though!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
pours a cloudy orange with above average carbonation, a medium size off-white head, and some lacing. smell is of banana, bubble gum, wheat, and spice. taste is fizzy, banana, wheat, clove, and spice. ends a little on the light side, and somewhat sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Love the resealable top. Pale hazy light amber with a nice off white head that fades quickly. Banana, wheat, some cloves, bit of alcohol. Sweet, mildish body, moderate carbonation, becomes a bit dry, alcohol on the finish, interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
1L bottle. Pours a cloudy banana yellow, big shaving cream head. Orange and clove aroma. Taste is very full, sweet citrus and spice with some banana and wheat. Average body for the style. Overall, taste on this is pretty aggressive and bold, not bad but it prevents a certain accessibility. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
(bottle) cloudy yellow-orange colour with a medium tall tan head; aromas of wheat, spice, later some metal; rich and balanced flavour - excellent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2129) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
An Imperial Hefeweizen... quite interesting. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a big warm cap that is bubbly and almost creamy, with decent retention and lots of sticky lace. Aromas of bananas with light wheat. Eventually, smells like rusty water with the hop they use. Average wet mouthfeel, medium-bodied, but all without the burn. The taste is milder, with the wheat and some sweetness. Hints of spices and bananas. A nice brew, but not sure a hefeweizen needs to have that much alcohol. Takes away the refreshment of this style.


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