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Meantime Wheat Grand Cru

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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Only available in bottle.
NOTE: This is not the same beer as the draught Meantime Wheat or the bottled Sainsburys Bavarian Style Wheat Beer.
German brewers have a saying about wheat beers: “Weiss Bier - Sheiss Bier.” which needs no translation. This is not because they don’t like it, but because it is one of the most difficult and temperamental beers to brew, with the pronounced toffee and banana notes all coming from its special yeast; not from added spices as in Belgian wheat beers A cloudy, golden-orange beer with a moderately dense white head displaying a mixed combination of banana, fruit, bubblegum, spice and zesty aromas and flavours, all created, in true Bavarian wheat beer style, by the use of a unique yeast strain that brings out the true character of the wheat malt used in the brew.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Colour is nice. Cloudy light brown. Massive white foam head. Nose is very malty, lemon, Belgian yeast, lots of grain husk. Taste is slightly restrained. Yeast, lemon fruit, not much spice and it’s grassy with quite a lot of dryness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
16th February 2008
Zingy shapr wheat beer, not too fruity. Dry finish. Frothy head. Very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - DEC 20, 2010
I am surprised at the low rating of this beer, especially considering I am not a huge fan of hefeweissen. It was tasty, refreshing, clear, honey. golden bread-grainy and crisp. A touch of aged quality which I attribute to a taste I identify with because Im not all about that cloudy unfiltered bread and water thick yuck that is most hefe to my tastebuds. Its complex but so simple to me I get bubbles, light dough, honey, crispness, even a hare of citrus somehow and I quite like it. Try one now! I found it at carrefour, which is a common food-beer store all through western europe.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a good white head that soon disapears.Real good white aroma with a hint of banana and cloves. The taste is light and fruity with wheat, bananas and cloves. The finish is dry with a hint of orange.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2009
...bottle that exploded upon opening. Poured a darkish, semi-cloudy orange with a very minimal white head that was loose, and faded instantly. On the nose were slight notes of spices, wheat, and a touch of citrus. Nothing like the label suggests. Flavors were weak wheat, a touch of yeast, and the smallest bananna note imaginable. Way overly carbonated, not flavorful at all. Finished fizzy and dry, with an acoholic aftertaste. A waste of money, and a discrace of wheat beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
<b>Bottle 33cl.</b>
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, banana, sugar, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [260908]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3163) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
Retention very good gold coloured beer good looking this one aroma malty wheat mild clove hops flavour clove nice smooth wheat and malt some nice richness in there one for the sessionists finish sweet smooth okay.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle (330ml). From Waitrose. Foamed up quite a bit on opening, not quite a gusher. Slightly hazy gold pour, quite a large frothy off-white head - no appreciable lacing left behind. Aroma is mostly dry, peppery yeast, only a hint of fruity malt. The taste is thin and a little sour, oddly like overripe banana skins and stale weeds - very strange "hefeweizen" indeed. Light, stingingly carbonated body, a bit of orange peel in the finish - I’m afraid I wasn’t a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2008
330ml bottle. Poured a hazy orangey colour with a short head. Muted banana notes on the aroma also some cloves. Zesty taste, a bit sweet, restrained alcohol, drank ok but only had the one and one probably could be enough.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (30684) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a lacing white head. Mild wooden and slight oxidised wheat aroma, none of the classic ester fruity notes. Sweet flavour with a mild wheat note. Holds a caramel like malt flavour. Slight oxidised. Dry and mild wheaty finish. Untraditional hefeweizen.


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