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Midnight Sun Old Whiskers Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is our perennial summer seasonal beer, first brewed in Summer 1995 when we opened. Affectionately called "Spunky and Chunky", Old Whiskers Hefeweizen is a traditional Bavarian-style unfiltered wheat beer. Created with equal parts malted wheat and pale two-row malt, Old Whiskers is lightly hopped to style. A unique Bavarian strain of yeast imparts a clove- or banana-like aroma and flavor. (We swear we did not put cloves into the brew. It is the magical powers of The Yeast.) It’s the perfect summer quencher served with or without a slice of lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Bright clear golden color, scant white edge head. Aroma of banana bubblegum and heavy clove. Taste is up front clove, citrus. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Gold in color with a large white head. Aroma is of wheat and fruit. Taste is of citrus, wheat and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty golden, pale haze, moderate white head, frothy, fairly decent lacing.   Faint banana, clove, and bubblegum.   Not too shabby in the nose department.   Better than most American examples.   A little more mealy than wheaty on the tongue, but does retain some clove and banana.   Not too heavy, a little lighter.   At least not as filling or heavy as many German examples.   Seems fairly clean, exit is balance between wheatiness and a mealy sort of flavor.   Some dirty ice water like flavors linger tho after the finish.   You know, kinda like sucking on an icicle thats hanging off the roof, yeah that.   Its actually better than I expected though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4147) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Golden color beer with a huge pillowy off white head. Light floral nose with some spice. Flavors of the traditional banana, clove and bitter orange peel flavors. It is an okay hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bomber. Poured a light yellow, slightly cloudy with a full thick white head. Peppery aroma. I can’t discern any banana or clove notes. Taste is straight up malt/wheat and pepperiness. Prickly mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Chucks of yeast. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Super hazy golden coloured body with orange highlights and a thick tan head - looks nice! Aroma of coriander seed, curacao, wheat, cardboard and a bit of sugars. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent wheatie flavour with some yeast, curacao, malt, sugar and citrus flavours coming through. Aftertaste is very mild, with only wheat tastes noticeable and a hint of citrus sugars. Overall, a decent beer, and a decent hef, but nothing special and really nothing to buy - especially when there are so many other better options from the brewery! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased on 23-June-2010 from Brown Jug in Anchorage, Alaska sampled in Seward, Alaska on 27-June-2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Old Whiskers Hefeweizen--2001 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Light spicy Belgian wheat front. Hazy lemon golden color. Spicy crisp wheat favor. Spiciness mellows with sediment. Medium rich wheat citrus body. Clean end. Bavarian Belgian flavor. Medium maltiness. Nice. Sampled 3/16/2001.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bomber; pours bright gold with faint haze and trace white head; stale lemons, mild wheat aromas; flavors of a little clove, banana and lemony stale wheat; grainy texture with faint sourness; pretty simple overall and quite light on the wheat; smooth and drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The nose is crisp, fruity, grassy, yeasty with a small amount of clove. The flavor has a fresh fruity lemon zest upon a toasted bready malt base. The finish is dry with mild spices. Medium bodied and average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon, florals, and banana. Flavor of wheat, citrus, banana, and light clove.

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