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


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 (143) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (68) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
Looks like a hefeweisen should; nice foamy head, thorough cloud, juicy peachy gold, slightly pale. Aroma is banana, citrus, yeast, lemon curd, some brown sugar, light grass. Palate is appropriately substantial but just a tinge watery in the finish. Big banana taste, bubblegum, lemon, a touch of orange, belgian malt character - very well balanced, great in hot weather, but could use just a tinge more spice. Well above-average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #23. 330 ml draught (I think) at C’est What in Toronto, July 2008. Fairly dark (for style) gold-amber, thick and cloudy, with a smallish but fully lasting head...very typical aroma with a touch of lemon added to the prominent, fully sweet banana and clove; nothing "special" but quite strong, forward and lovely...nice bready, sweet, lightly sticky malts in the body, with a discernible yeastiness...somewhat on the thin side, with a drier finish than usual. Very good overall, but I do remember that even at the time this had a high rep, and to me it did not come off as near the best in the world. I believe I had it later, around 2012 or so in Ottawa and felt much the same.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Can as pictured. Really nice beer, heavy on the banana sweetness, maybe a little too sweet but nothing too much. Smooth drinking. Lovely example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Canned. Hazy opaque yellow body, giant white head. The aroma is banana, flowers. The taste is fruity and very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (187) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Hint of banana, light clove. Thin body, Sweet citrus. Clove, semi-dry. Not much going on - avg at best. (tasted 05/21/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3496) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Keg at Bar Hop. Hazy bronze body with a dense white head. Good lacing. Aroma of apricot, white bread and apple peel. Flavour of lime, creamy wheat and grass. Medium body with a smooth texture. Light fizz. Crisp and juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Draft to pint glass Consummation: Sweet lemony and yeasty. Adjunct: Lemon curd and yeast; cloudy yellow, no head; mediocre

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LouisP (238) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Bière blonde tirant sur la blanche, avec une bonne effervescence et une bonne carbonatation. Les arômes sont excessivement fidèles au style hefeweizen, avec un gros nez de bananes, de levure allemande, de gomme balloune. En bouche, le goût me semble un peu dilué, c’est doux, peut-être un peu trop, avec les mêmes impressions qu’au nez, mais peut-être un peu trop en douceur. Au final c’est très buvable, mais le corps est peut-être un peu trop mince pour mon appréciation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigmutt (1) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 12, 2016 does not count
dominant citrus; I like the unfiltered characteristics. yes, it’s like a Bavarian wheat beer. Apparently Canada CAN produce a decent brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fishingguy1234 (11) - - MAR 19, 2016
Wonderful wheat ale, taste of cloves and banana. Smooth and velvety texture. A terrific beer.

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