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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5310) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2016
At the source: hazy gold with white head. Aroma is banana and clove. Taste is sweet and light hoppiness... More than in a usual hefe. Kind of soapy at the end. Meh. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Hazy orange. Aroma caramel, dough. Tastes sweet. Tastes banana. Glazed brown sugar.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7460) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sampled at the brewery, pours a hazy yellow with some ringing white head. Nose of yeast, bubblegum, clove, mild candy. Flavor has lemon-lime soda, same kind of candy, straw, chewed bubblegum. Finishes spritzy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3569) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, some orange, light bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, orange, coriander. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle, undated, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, drunk 8/16/15.
All of the sediment had dropped out, leaving the beer sparklingly clear golden. White head is dense but small and slowly recedes to cover.
Very minimal esters in the nose, moreso corn-like notes, with soft bubble gum, and a dominant banan-tinged cream of wheat. Possible oxidation, even, which is odd, seeing as how this is unfiltered and can’t be THAT old (though there’s no bottling date, so who knows....). No alcohol.
In the mouth, it’s rather watery, as expected, with heavily attenuated malts leaving very dry, lightly sour wheat flavor behind and a touch of corn and bubble gum. Mixing the sediment in didn’t really do much, adding just a touch of chewiness to the texture. Not sure what to think here; I like that it’s dry, but it’s exceedingly so and the esters are a bit sluggish and unclean.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1263) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Tap at source. Pours slightly hazy yellow white head. Aroma is typical German wheat notes, clove, slight esters (mild banana). Flavor is banana, esters, wheat. Quite sweet. Not bad. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (691) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is mild fruity esters with some yeast and some bready malt. A little like a Chardonnay. Appearance is clear light greenish yellow with no sparkle and no head/lacing. Taste is lightly sweet with slight fruity taste. Palate is light-bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation--perhaps the thing that stands out the most in the beer, and surprising given the lack of sparkle and head. Finish is dry and mildly bitter. Overall, true to the style--a refreshing, light, carbonated beer that satisfies a parched throat on a hot, summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Gold pour, nice white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, banana, pear and bubblegum. Flavor of banana, yeast, barnyard, cloves, with a wheaty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1484) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2015
A very solid hefe! Has a nice pour - golden w/ a retaining white head that leave lacing. The aroma is fairly bland by that’s pretty standard to the style. The mouthfeel is nice & light w/ some hints of banana & other subtle spices in the taste. Nicely done & I believe this is my 1st try from this brewer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
Nice German style wheatbeer. Nothing really special, but clean, fresh and true to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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