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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Spinnaker is the perfect companion to a lazy summer day. With a nod to the traditional hazy wheat beers of Germany, our hefeweizen balances sweet yeast esters and spicy phenolics with a refreshing bready body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, what a great hefeweizen ! Good hop present with the usual banana and cloves

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Harvest Market Pours a hazy deep straw color with a decent sized big bubbled white head that dissipates quickly like diet fountain soda. Aromas of lemon, wheat, and a bit of yeasty funk. Not much appetizing about the nose IMHO. The flavor is a little sweet a bit spicy and tart with hints of lemon and yeasty funk. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost piercing mouthfeel. I didnít enjoy this one very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a hazy pale yellow golden color with a finger of white fizz. Pretty subdued for a hefe, light yeast qualities add some underlying spice, some , light round soft wheat notes hold my attention more than the yeast does. Traces of clay and stale grass. Clean finish but looking for more yeast character in a hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a hazy golden yellow body with some light carbonation is seen at the bottom rising but fades into the body. Thereís a nice foamy white one finger head tries to stick around. The smell has the wheat/yeasty, estery/banana-ness with lots of clove coming through in a spicy sort of way. The taste is sweet yet spicy yet somewhat wheaty, light lemon of sorts following all the way through and leaving a nice wheaty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, it was about a light to medium and somewhat sessionable. Carbonation seems spot on and just the way I like it as well. Overall, wow, very quickly Iím starting to like hefes, seems like I just needed to try the right ones as I would come back to this again if able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
650ml bottle. Wasnít crazy about this hefe. Too much spice and herb flavour overpowered the banana and wheat malt. Looked nice, body was average. Not my favourite from Rising Tide, but I remain impressed with them overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Banana wheat bread is met by hints of vanilla and angel cake in this otherwise mineral and highly engaging Weissbier.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam establishes itself atop the cloudy blond.
-There is a splash of cloves and citrus in the middle.
-The body may be a tad plumper than your average Bavarian Weissbier.
-I have just read the terms íthiní and ícaramelí in previous reviews... and I have to admit I really donít see how these people could have tasted the same in the bomber I had.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Slightly hazy minimal white foam and golden. Pepper. Citrus tang. Phenols clove. Tropical fruit banana. Thin feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, some orange, light bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bubblegum, coriander. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle I shared at the campsite at BCTC. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Sweet musk, wheat. Sweet banana notes, wheat and toast. Soft musk into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFanDan17 (997) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Very tasty wheat with hints of banana and apricot. Pours a cloudy hue like pure, unfiltered apple juice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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