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Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe

Formerly brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Wheat Ale
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Oh those lazy days of Summer.... perfect for sipping a German style wheat beer.... NOT! Mad brewers think a wheat beer can have bold lashings of hop aroma & flavour and be all the better for it. Our first offering this year is the Hoppy Hefe. A robust beast taking the best of the German style Hefeweizen and mating it with an American Wheat Wine. Enjoy it while you can!

Dervock's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (1004) - - APR 8, 2012
Bottle - pours a caramel colour with a big puffy white head. Aroma is dominated by stone fruit with a hint of orange citrus and a very slight spice note (cloves?), more IPA than hefe. Very sweet fruity, no stand out bitterness, sweetness lasts into the finish. Quite a smooth mouthfeel. The hops do come through in this hoppy hefe, but its different and thats not always a bad thing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Planform 38 nice hoppy aroma golden cloudy in colour nice wheety and hoppy good beer very different but good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (409) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
Quite a nice beer this one, Quite flavoursome and is as advertised a Hoppy Hef. Wish they could start releasing good stuff like this again in the near future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
Cloudy mid gold pour with a thin head. Stone fruit, citrus and wheat aroma, taste is sweet, fruity with nice bitterness cutting through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (317) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
When I think of really hoppy beers, I think of tart, citrus flavours, but despite the extreme hopping this is all about the sweet wheat. There is a reasonable amount of citrus on the nose, together with stone fruit. In the mouth, the hops are strong but not overly bitter before giving way to a cloying taste best described as fermented peach. It’s an odd combination and not one I’d want to get into all night, but as an experiment, I enjoyed it. (this is my first use of the rate beer android app and I like it a lot, ftr).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mash82 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2012
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
640ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark gold, with lots of yellow bubbly head. Great lacing. Intense peach aroma which is very appealing. The attack has a slight grassy flavour, with peach flavours and some sweetness on the mid palate and a little lemon bitterness on the finish. Also a nice biscuity note right at the end after you’ve finished drinking. Really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
640ml bottle. This beer has a lot of colour and a strong body for the style. Hazy murky golden amber colour with a solid head. There is a lot going on in the aroma with a real fruit bowl of aromas bursting forth. Good texture and body and a really good strong flavour. This one was a nice pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Bouteille de 640 ml. Arômes de houblon fruité (agrumes, pêches) et de malt caramélisé. Robe orangée et trouble, légère dentelle et effervescence assez faible. En bouche, le houblon fruité est accompagné par un malt caramel assez rond et sucré. Le caractère de Weizen est très peu présent et même le blé est assez discret. Pale ale moyenne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 21, 2012
Without a doubt one of the best efforts from the series but regardless does’t quite hang together. The nose and front palate shows clear here notes of citrus ad spice but the heavy hop component progressively drowns out of the fruit. Gets bitter and firm and also shows a mild ’’imperial’ note of heavy resin and cooked fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2012
I’ve always been a fan of malt shovel beers and this didn’t disappoint. A great beer.

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