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Portsmouth Winter Weizen
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1950) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy copper with a thin white head. Tastes like lemon, bubblegum, cotton candy, bananas, wheat. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet bubblegum, bananas, and wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cookie and bready malts, caramel, dates, Belgian yeast, and light cherries. Flavor is chewy malt base, dark fruit esters, toast, caramel sweetness, and faint floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. I was not super impressed with this hefe but it is better than others i have tried at brewpubs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Had on tap at the source. Was spelled "Winterweizen" at the brewery, one word, which made it quite difficult to find on the database. Way too banana-forward, IMHO, with which was also hinting at notes of German yeast, cloves, peppermint bark and sweat. I think they went overboard on the yeast, honestly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2012
First of all it looked delicious. Cloudy light brown. Wheat aroma. Very little head. Taste mirrors the aroma, sweet wheat, malt with a hint of citrus on the tongue. Mouthfeel is silky with little carbonation. I ordered two... If I didn’t have to drive home... I would have had another one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap before KTG 2010. Pours a moderate brown color with a nice off white head. The nose is caramel as well as banana and clove. The taste is a good balance between caramel sweetness and some banana and clove. Great feel with a really nice balance between the yeast and malt. Drinks very well and is a nice take on the style. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-03-2010

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a ton of off white head. Head fades very slowly and laces nicely on the glass. S - Aroma is full of a mix of sweet malt and banana aroma. There is also some spiciness in there (mostly clove)> In the background there is also some bread notes and a bit of almost bubblegum. T - Starts off with a mix of some light sweetness from the malt and the banana flavor. Through the middle the clove really comes out a bit alongside some lemon/citrus flavor. The finish has a really nice banana flavor with some malt sweetness and some spice. These flavors all linger nicely. M - Medium-light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer really feels like it expands to cover the mouth and has this really smooth slick quality. Nice slick feeling afterwards. D - Very drinkable. The banana flavor is really present and stays perfectly balanced with the other flavors. There is quite a bit going on here, but it all works really well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4320) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours deep hazy amber into a weizen. Off-white head pancakes as it recedes to hug rim leaving spider lacing. Banana aromas. Sweet bubblegum and clove upfront with a lasting, slightly hot banana bread finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2992) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2010
On tap at the brewpub and it was on Cask. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a hazy golden copper color with small white head. Nice aroma of banana, yeast and clove spices. Very smooth, soft mouth feel. Flavor is same as nose with the basic weizen flavors of banana & cloves. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goodgrief (1770) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Okay, after happily zipping thru a half a dozen different pints at the brewpub, I found one subpar, flawed beer. It’s supposed to be a hefeweizen. I raised my eyebrows at the idea of a winter hefeweizen (wondering what THAT’S supposed to be). I found out. It’s sweet. Really sweet. I prefer my hefes heavier on the bubblegum flavors over a heavy clove influence. But this thing was like a piece of banana Hubba Bubba or something. It didn’t work for me.


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