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Brewed by Meantime
Style: German Hefeweizen
London, England
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle as Meantime Wheat; bottle as Sainsburys Bavarian Style Wheat Beer. Both unfiltered, but force carbonated.
Fresh, aromatic banana and clove flavours are created by a special Bavarian yeast and bottling without pasteurisation.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
330ml bottle from Waitrose, Kingston. Amber, slightly cloudy, highly carbonated, thick white head that vanished immediately;wheaty aroma - a trace of esters, but not as much as you’d normally expect from a Hefewiezen; refreshing with some citrus flavours and bitterness, but with musty floury overtones. Sweetish finish. Lacks most of the characteristics of a Weissbier, no spice or banana.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Draught @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Hazy orange color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, banana, gum. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (301207)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
Draught @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich. Pours a hazy golden/orange color with a white head. Malty wheaty fruity yeasty aroma with some hints of bananas. Sweet malty wheat flavor with hints of yeast and bananas. Sweetish wheat finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
No head, just a thin white film. Hazy opaque deep orange body. Watery bananaish yeasty aroma. Watery dry hoppy wheaty banana taste with wooden notes. Dry metallic wooden wheaty aftertaste. Not terribly fond of this one. (0.5pt keg at Greenwich Union.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Tap at the Market Porter. Very pale golden beer, bright citrus and a light cidery sourness. Lots of wheaty aroma and flavour. Spicy with a lingering lemony citrus character. A soft clovey character accentuates the beer. Not really a hefe, more of a Belgian wit, but I quite like it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Draught at Brew Wharf in Southwark. Cloudy light apricot. Dull and headless looks for a wheat. Fairly light aroma leads towards fruity peach-like notes covered in not so fresh hay-like wheat with a strong grassiness. Off-fruitiness accompanies us all along. Quite phenolic with mild rubber hints. Lacking in freshness with its almost rotting flavours. Poor fizzy, agressive palate.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
Nose is fresh and citrussy but a bit too yeasty. Pours orange with a quickly dissipating head. Flavour starts well but develops a nasty acidity. Mouthfeel is over carbed. All in all pretty rubbish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Draught. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wheat mixed in a lager. Sadly, the same goes for the flavour, so I didn’t find the beer pleasant at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2007
On tap at Brew Wharf. Small head, cloudy golden body. Looks like a Larger. Yeast and wheat gives way to bags of fruit - oranges, lemon and cider apples. Shortish blackcurrent finish. Not a typical hefe in terms of looks or flavours, but a nice beer all the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Bottle. Cloudy amber with a decent, long-lasting white head. Aroma was mainly yeasty with a touch of cloves. Flavour of bananas, but this was more subdued than with many other hefeweizens, and some more spice with a dry finish. Ok.


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