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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Weiss Principal is the international love child of a German Hefe-Weisse and an American Double IPA. This unfiltered wheat beer employs a traditional German Weiss yeast, providing engaging banana and clove flavors. A stern dry-hopping of a pungent American hops provides pronounced citrus, pine & fruit notes.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2011
22 oz bottle from the local Shaw’s grocery store. Pours a hazy, muddy, orange color with a bunch of floaties. Huge frothy white head makes it necessary to pour in stages. Head calms down to leave gobs of white lace. Aroma is all over the map with banana/clove/spice and a huge dose of citrus hops. The taste favors the hefe side of this unique hybrid. Cloves, allspice & banana dominate the taste at first with secondary citrus hops flavor. Sometimes a bit sour. Moderate bodied with a small amount of carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6776) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of orange, honey, bread, soapy wheat, spicy hops, pear, banana and a touch of clove. Fruity, hoppy taste with bread, grapefruit, pine needles, honey, a slightly soapy wheat character, tropical fruit and a generous resiny, piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Slightly schizophrenic fusion of weissbier and IPA, and a bit unbalanced with a fairly harsh bitterness. Still quite nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop (3405) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours a clear orange with a medium off white head. Aroma has some tangy citrus...grapefruit and orange. Flavor is sweet and syrupy grapefruit that quickly turns very bitter...resinous and piney. Not much in the way of yeast quality...seems out of balance. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is very bitter...resinous and piney almost medicinal. Underwhelming.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
laakus (54) - Nossebro, - DEC 26, 2014
golden clear color with a typhical big foam that you would expect from a weisse. Nose is a strange perfumish fruity piney citrusy tone. Mouth is banana, bubble gum, with some bitter tones hit ting in the end. Not balanced or great at all. This bottle passed "best before date" some 7 months ago so that might not give any justice for this beer. Maybe better off when drunk fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
660 ml bottle. Hazy golden with a small to medium white head. Honey aroma with pungent grassy and piney hops. Crisp caramel flavours. Rich and malty but a light body. Unusual mix of wheat, cloves, banana and hops. Works quite well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1139) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 16, 2014
Drought. Cloudy orange-yellow, off-white creamy head, clover and spices aroma, hoppy taste with spicy flavor, low carbonation, long finish. Quite spicy but interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (484) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
A very complex beer. Very little head and no lacing, but a good fruity aroma. The taste is really a combination of barley and grains with heavy, almost syrupy tropical fruits.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (9917) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle via trade. Golden orange appearance with a light tan head. Some juicy hops in the nose but also a lot of bread and a bit of cardboard. Tangerine, mango fruity notes in the flavor. A little sappy / goopy resiny. Sharp bitterness and sweetness. Boozy. Gross.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (741) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
Uklar orange farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter humle, banan og krydder. Noe oljete i munnfølese. Ganske skarp humlebitter i ettersmak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1753) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
Overall: Hazy amber, pine, plaster, herbs, glue. Difficult. Not convinced.
Note: Bottle 650 ml. Reviewed 2014-01-18.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4522) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy white head. Aroma is banana, clove, grassy pine syrup tones, hints of booze and peaches. Taste is grassy piney syrup tones, faint banana, alcohol, hints of spruce. Medium to full body, medium to high carbonation. Nice enough, but I’m not feeling the meeting of styles here.


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