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Neshaminy Creek Highwater Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Since we’ve still got a solid four weeks left of summer we decided to throw a few batches of our German Hefeweizen into the kettle just before the short summer days are gone. Our traditional Hefeweizen is brewed with over 50% white wheat, pilsen malt, a hint of Munich malt for color, and fermented with an authentic German Hefeweizen yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (2058) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is herbal, clove, banana and earthy. Taste is gentle bitters with sweetness. Light bodied, smooth and soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5251) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Poured a light cloudy orange color with aromas of bananas, wheat and some yeasr. Flavors are the same stale bananas for the most part with some wheat and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4477) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was murky yellow. White foam. Nose of banana and lemon. Medium body. Flavor is banana, clove and citrus. Finishes with some more fruit. Good hefe.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2943) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of wheat and banana esters. Taste is heavy on the banana esters but everything else is a bit muddled. Not the best representation of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a very dark and very hazy golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with subtle spotty lacing left behind. Spicy, earthy aroma with a strong peppery clove presence along with grassy, soil-y hops, bread, banana and faint citrus zest. Bread and banana notes become more prominent as it warms but it’s still aggressively hoppy for the style. A bit too much for my liking, taking away from the other classic wheat beer characteristics. Full body with tight carbonation and again, a strong spice and hop presence up front that lingers over the other wheat beer notes. Hints of allspice, cloves and pepper followed by bread and strong banana flavor. Lots of malted wheat with lots of zesty citrus fruit(especially lemon) in the finish. There’s a subtle tart sourdough resence as well. This is a decent interpretation of the German style, just a bit too bitter/hoppy for my liking which is typical for American wheat beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Clear golden tinted and bronze glowing body with a nice three centimetre tall tan head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of apples, wheat, coriander seed, yeast and a lot of sugars. Medium-bodied; Deep wheatie and apple flavour with a good deep sweet flavour at the end with a bite of wheat and pungent alcohol at the end. Aftertaste shows a hint of metal, some light grass and a lot of curacao and full orange flavour and sweetness. Overall, a deep and more wheat ale styled beer than a German Hef, but nice for the season and the warm days. Not great, but good to try. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$3,59 sampled at home in Washington on Independence Day , 04-July-2015.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (1345) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
on tap at the brewery for the 3rd anniversary party - tastes like a typical summery wheat beer. Light and refreshing. Smells like bubble gum or cotton candy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and cloves. Flavor of banana, clove, wheat and had a touch of lemon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2214) - - SEP 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-20-13- Served on tap in a pin glass Appearance- Pours a very hazy yellow-golden color with a small one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is huge of banana and wheat with other stronger smells of yeast and a little bit of spice of clove and coriander. With these classic hefe aromas is a little bit of a candied sugar smell rounding out the aroma nicely. Taste – The taste begins with a stronger wheaty flavor that is a little on the direr side up front. A moderately strong yeasty taste is present upfront with an orange taste quickly coming to the tongue soon after the initial taste. With the orange flavor comes some sweetness, but it is still on the drier side at this point. A banana and spice flavor of coriander then come to the tongue. They start out lighter and get stronger and stronger to the end (especially the banana). These flavor make the brew quite a bit sweeter and as a candied sugar taste comes to the tongue more toward the end, a rather sweet and refreshing yeasty wheat and banana flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side in thickness and chewiness with a carbonation level that is on the average side, but consisting of lots of little prickly carbonation bubbles. It is quite nice for the wheat, yeast and banana flavors of the brew making for a rather satisfying feel. Overall- A rather tasty hefe that is on the lighter alcohol side but packed with fruit and wheat flavor. Quite a good one to go to on a nice summer day.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy orange with minimal head. The aroma has banana and clove. The taste is typical. Not special.


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