Side Launch Wheat
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Brewed by Side Launch Brewing
Style: German Hefeweizen
Collingwood, Canada
Serve in Weizen


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Side Launch Wheat is an authentic Bavarian style wheat beer, served unfiltered with its natural yeast and proteins. Formerly known as Denison’s Weissbeer. Michael Hancock is now brewing at Side Launch Brewing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (53) - - JUN 3, 2014
Well well this does taste familiar indeed. Very nice fresh wheat beer, banana, citrus, clove, but all balanced and quite tasty . Woulsd have been good to have a Dennison’s to follow and truly compare (maybe tomorrow) If anything this version was perhaps a tad sweeter in the finish, not my preference. Nicely done overall
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2013 Total Score: 4.2
In a can from the LCBO, got to start with I love Weisbier This one is very decent, pale colour, head is good but not as condensed as some Euro vesions. Smelt lots of Banana, but tasted light citrus ? Shop local this one is world class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2048) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
Can. A cloudy gold with a thick fizzy head that clings to the glass. Wheaty light cloves & banana. The body is light and spritzy, interesting for a wheat beer.  The taste is quite refreshing - cloves & banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RxForHealth (155) - - AUG 8, 2014
Great local wheat beer. No noticeable head. Cereal and yeasty aroma. Nice in the palate. A but sweet but really well balanced. Nice finish. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4164) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft - Light wheat and citrus. Cloudy yellow with a good white head. Creamy wheat and banana, with some light spice and citrus. Pretty light and decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (158) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Always one step behind Tiki. Sigh. Pours a cloudy gold, white head that reduces to sheet. Smells of banana and stronger wheat and bubble gum. Taste soft wheat, sweet, banana. Good but not my favourite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (549) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours into the glass with a cap thinner than John Water’s pencil moustache. I’ve had this on tap many times when it was under its former name & know its a damn fine local interpretation of the style. But is it *really* a better beer than some of the German versions rated lower? It’s smooth & refreshing, with a banana Popsicle flavour profile. There’s also a slight shake of subtle spicing & squeezed lemon finish. Perhaps a little to sugary & candy-like but pretty damn decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Can from lcbo. Pours a cloudy straw colour with a white head. Aroma us bready with a hint if lemon zest. Light body, medium carbonation. Some light bubblegum, lemon, white bread, light clove, hint of pepper. Pretty light and refreshing. Decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raistlin (124) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
It has a very hazy golden color with head that is about inch thick and white. Texture is very oily It feels great on lips. Nose is banana, cloves and vanilla with light bread. Taste is lightly sweet with light spice. It has very soft carbonation. Normally this would be a turn off for me, but in this case it worked in its favor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (350) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Two separate ratings of Denison’s Weissbier and Side Launch wheat were combined by ratebeer. This rating is for the Side Launch version. See below for the Dension version.

Can from the LCBO. Side by side compare with Denison’s Weissbier. Pours a hazy pale yellow ( a little darker than the Denison) with a two finger head that settles quickly with little lace. Nose is banana, cloves and vanilla with light bread. Taste is lightly sweet with light spice and a touch of bitter lemon. Mouth is medium light with soft carbonation. Aroma and taste are close to the Denison version but appearance and mouthfeel don’t quite compare.

Can from the LCBO. Side by side compare with Side Launch Wheat. Pours pale hazy yellow (lighter than the Side Launch) with a big white head that hangs around and laces nicely. Nose is bread and banana and cloves with muted vanilla. Sweet bready start with a medium spiciness following. Mouth is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. Overall better balanced than the Side launch version with better mouthfeel and appearance.
7/4/9/4/16 Overall 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Can from LCBO. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is sweet banana, vanilla, and cloves. Taste is wheaty, with banana and bread, light spice, and a clean finish. Light creamy body. Good, but not great.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2012 Total Score: 3
Can from LCBO. Cloudy yellow. Funky yeasty citrusy aroma. Pretty nice taste with citrus hints, and lots of yeast. Slightly sour finish. Good for the style, but not my favourite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO. Didn’t expect much from this beer, but was pleasantly surprise. Pours a murky yellow colour with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrus. Taste is citrus, spices, wheat. Quite refreshing.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2011 Total Score: 3.9
One great beer! Pours a nice hazy golden colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is bananas, spices. Smooth texture.

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