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


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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 (94) - - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (997) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
can. Poured hazy straw coloured with a creamy white head. Citrusy aroma, yeasty note. Light-medium body, creamy carbonation, very refreshing mouthfeel, a touch dry. Light wheat malt flavour, lemon citrus, allspice, banana notes. A really nice wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (654) - - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at source. Way exceeded expectations. Great for the style. Tons going on and some really interesting spice notes. Pours a hazy yellow with a generous white head. Definite belgian spice notes happening- banana, clove and super crisp citrus notes. Pretty complex- got different flavours as beer warmed to room temp- more complexity came through. Fairly bitter finish- pretty refreshing. Slight sour notes add another level of interest. Great stuff from a new-ish brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
Really smooth hefeweizen with a nice strong taste of banana bread and citrus. Aroma of clovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1254) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Can from collingwood’s LCBO A: banana, cloves, wheat app: hazy pale small white head good lacing t/p: med body with light acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. Velvety texture. O: a solid hefe particularity enjoyed the texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Draught @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Pours hazy light straw with airy white head. Clear aroma of yeast and grain, with fruity and slightly spicy touches. Sweetish flavour of banana, malt and yeast, with bitter, hoppy notes and touches of pepper. Sweetish, estery aftertaste. Refreshing and decent. 150715

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Nice hefe. Pours a beautiful, bright golden orange with a thick, puffy off white head. Tons of carb. The aroma is fruity and spicy with big notes of banana, light bubblegum, clove, coriander and a bit of citrus zest. Nice and crisp wheat malts, spice is mild with a mostly fruity profile. Crushable hefe for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (347) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Slightly sour yeast aroma with citrus notes. Hazy gold colour. Orange front with spiced finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (155) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Fantastic beer from Collingwood. Lots of banana popsicle on the nose with light spice notes. Cloudy, golden colour in the glass that sits below a fluffy white head. Full bodied with more banana on the palate. Drinks easy and finishes smoothly. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (811) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
473ml can. Cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are wheat, banana, bubblegum, orange and cloves with herbal and floral notes. Light to medium body, good carbonation, slick texture. Dry, fruity spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Can - 473ml. Beautiful hazy golden body with a thin, white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and bready hints. Its fresh malty/hoppy taste carries banana, yeasty, and herbal notes. Ends with a good bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

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