Natty Greene’s Hessian Hefe-Weizen
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Medium-bodied, unfiltered wheat beer with a clove & banana aroma and a refreshing, tart finish. We dubbed this German-styled wheat beer Hessian as this was the name of German volunteer soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The period flags are of the Hessian towns where the soldiers originated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft wheat on the nose, a touch of yeast. Medium bodied, wheat and a bit of graininess, light musky yeast. Soft sweetness into the finish with a touch of grain and wheat. Tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
I couldn’t finish the pint. Too much banana - almost fruity flavor. Does not meet my criteria for a hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6040) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft: Cloudy, yellow, with a small white head. Orange and wheat malt aroma. Sweet....orange-lemon-banana and wheat flavours. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was of wheat, orange and banana. Flavor similar, clean and refreshing

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (3211) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled on tap at Natty Greene’s in Raleigh. Pours a hazy yellow color with white head. Served with a lemon - big party foul for a hefeweizen! Yeast, wheat, lemon, corn husk aromas. Yeast, wheat, light bubblegum flavors. Light bodied. Kinda tangy. Just not a very good hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured as a 4 oz taster at the Greensboro pub. Comes served with a slice of lemon, even on a taster. I know that in Germany it’s common to squeeze a fruit juice in hefeweizen, but it probably isn’t needed here. Correct to style - obvious banana and clove notes on the nose and the palate. Finishes clean. One of the better American hefeweizens I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Natty Greene’s downtown - pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is the typical banana and clove. Good example of the style, though I wish they wouldn’t put the stupid orange wedge on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4190) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. For some reason at the brewpub they stick an orange slice on the glass. Nice estery notes on the nose. Has a nice banana and clove thing on the tongue. Finishes clean. perfect for the summer. I wish everything they did was this nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft at the source. Cloudy variegated yellow orange. Comes with a lemon slice. Aroma of orange. Taste is slightly bitter, watery orange and lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap. Hazy golden with small head. Tart wheat. Very minimal clove and banana. Refreshing, but not overly flavorful.

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