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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Heart of the Valley homebrew competition amateur brewer “Best In Show” winner!!! The recipe is a German style wheat beer, highlighting the traditional weizen yeast esters and phenols such as, banana, clove and bubblegum. The beer was ramped up and brewed at Ninkasi on a “professional” scale by winning brewers Mort and Sue Piripi and the Ninkasi team

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This was shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone. Poured a cloudy golden yellow with an attractive creamy white head and excellent lacing. A big rich nose of cloves and banana, and citrus. Medium and very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is strong and every aspect of it delightful including the banana, clove and orange peel. A beer that is good from first sip to last drop. An outstanding hefe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
22 oz bottle from a trade with Hayduke with whom it was shared with he and Rick. A hazy well carbonated beer that had a nice thick white head that never left. The nose was cloves and banana and those were also prominent in the flavor. Oranges were also tasted and that was not peels but the fruit. No bitterness at all but sweet citrus fruit. The feel was creamy and slick. This was a very nice hefe, not quite among the elite but not far from it. Thanks Ron!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
2nd rating. Trade bottle from DA. Poured a hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma was bubblegum, cloves, spices. Taste had some banana and spices with a hint of vanilla. Good carbonation. Nothing crazy but glad I got to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bomber from Market of Choice. Poured a cloudy yellow with almost no head or lacing. Smells of wheat, a little clove and very light notes of pepper and bubblegum. Flavor is also largely wheat, though clove is a little more prominent as is the bubblegum. Not a great example of the style, but still very drinkable.

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