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MacTarnahans Uncle Ottos Weiss Beer

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Uncle Otto’s Weiss Beer. For a beer so refreshing, it’s a very complex, satisfying taste. A special yeast produces esters, compounds that replicate subtle flavors of fruits and spices. This fermentation provides the most critical component of the extremely distinctive flavor. So distinctive, in fact, that trying to describe it leaves one struggling for comparisons; some may find cloves, even banana!


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002
I tried this beer after I drank a disguisting MacTarnahans Honeybeer, so I might be doing it more justice than it deserves. It was very sweet, and slightly reminded me of a bitch beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Uncle Otto’s Weiss Beer. 2002-C Longneck 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Aqua Cap. Tight medium sediment hazes orange lemon color. Mild Bavarian wheat banana clove ester notes start medium light wheat body. Clean light refreshing Bavarian citrus wheat spice end. Sampled 8/7/2002. 2002-B--Short--St Cap 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV. 10 IBU;s. (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen. Malt of the Earth Selection 2002. Hazy amber orange color. Light head. Bavarian ester banana clove wheat front and mild spicy body. Light taste and texture. Spicy clean citrus end. Mild tasty Bavarian Weiss. Sampled 7/29/2002. 2002 Navy Blue Cap--Short 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Very hazy lemon orange color. Big head and lace. Big sediment. Bavarian banana clove ester front. Mild wheat sweet fruit ester yeast body. Strong refreshing unbalanced citrus ester wheat spice end. Bavarian. Sampled 8/12/2002.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
I have no idea when this beer was retired, but I know it’s been sitting in my beer refrigerator for at least 6 months. Maybe a year. Not the freshest obviously, but it’s a beer and it’s hot outside.

Not really much to say about it. It pours out a light orange/yellow color, bright white head with a cloudy body. Aroma is lightly musty lemon rind, a bit of cracker and a hint of banana. All very muted though. Body is lightly sweet, overripe/mushy pears, wet paper..blech.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Pours hazy golden amber, caramel, little citrus, little spice, pleanty of cardboard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours clear copper with no head. Caramel and a bit of cardboard in the nose and flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Poured a hazy golden hued orange with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing. Aromas of lemon fruity esters, clove and grain bready. Medium carbonation and a crisp, smooth lightish medium bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, lemon with a touch of pear fruitiness, clove and spices, and a mild grain breadiness, a nice crispness from malts balanced a lightly soft spicy hop bitterenss, good drinkability, very quaffable. This was better than what I expecting, crisp and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This was quite tasty, great wheat flavors and some interesting yeastiness. Did not have a strong fruit presence, like I would have expected instead it came across as being more herbal and clove, almost some licorice. Something was definitely different, but other than that, this is a great easy to drink, hefe that goes down really smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle and served in my generic hefe glassware:

Pours a cloudy straw yellow hue with an initial frothy head that fades and produced little lace. The aroma has lots of lemon and clove but minimal banana esters or wheat for that matter, a bit grassy and noble hops come about. The taste does not cut it as a hefeweizen, sure it is better than most American wheats and has a crisp tartness but little else of what I like in the style is present. Yeasty on the finish and some lingering bitterness. The feel is refreshing and crisp, so it is drinkable. Back to some real Bavarian hefes...this is a one try bier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours hazy dark straw with sourish hopcit and fruit aroma. Not as complex or balanced as other hefes I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is all citrus and sour with some cloves. Very, very faint banana. Pours a dull, slightly hazy orangish-yellow with lots of sediment. Very small head that is gone quickly. No lacing whatsoever. Flavor is very malty. Very slight touch of citrus in the beginning. Strong banana and moderate clove finish. While flavor is more weak that most hefes, there is a stronger banana finish and aftertaste than I’ve ever had which contradicts the aroma. Not bad, but the lack of citrus flavor (only slightly noticeable in the front part of the flavor) makes this hefe fall a little short. Oh, and the commercial description for th is beer is ridiculous. I'll try not to let that affect my rating.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004: Sweet malts with lemon in the aroma. Murky orange with a small white head. Starts and ends lightly sweet, watery texture. Weak tasting.


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