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

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (124) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portwood (96) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3209) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1612) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LouisP (108) - 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.

4.7
   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!

5
   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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattenns (5) - - FEB 3, 2016 does not count
Best new world wheat beer I’ve had. Very different than a weihenstephaner, for example, but reallll good. I don’t know it I could drink 5-10 of them in a sitting but I have yuuuge respect for this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
On tap at barVolo in Toronto, served in a weizenglass. Appearance: Golden, somewhat cloudy, with a long-lingering bright white head several fingers thick - more or less exactly what one wants to see in a hefe. Smell: Ripe wheat ready for the harvest, wreathed through with banana and pear so thick they can almost be tasted without taking a sip, and heavy with notes of coriander and clove spice. Taste: Beautifully well executed. The beer opens with a rush of banana flavor, which is swiftly joined by pear, white grape, and a considerable dose of coriander citrus. Clove swims in the background as the fruity flavors swirl and mingle. The aftertaste is primarily banana and bubblegum, with some coriander orange lingering a bit longer. Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, and fluffy, this is fairly full-bodied for a hefe. Overall: One of the better hefes I’ve had that was not brewed in Bavaria. The next time I find myself anywhere near the Side Launch distribution footprint, a decent amount of this beer will find its way home with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8882) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2015
473 ml can @ Timo A. Canned on 12.08.2015.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Wheat and banana on the nose, pine, hops and orange. Juicy orange and apricot on the flavor, wheat, some yeast notes, faint spices, lemon and faint grassy notes. Very easy to drink, kind of juicy. Nice, a bit stuffy though.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1052) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
473ml can, thanks Jo for the gift. Aroma: banana, wheat and lots of cloves. App: hazy pale, small white head, no retention. Taste and palate: thin body, soft carbonation but a bit fizzy, fruity finish. Overall: a well made hefeweizen. Wish head and carbonation were better though.


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