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

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 (92) - - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2069) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (337) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (780) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (391) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bière à la teinte bien pâle surmontée d’un anneau de très grosses bulles de courte longévité. Le contenant représente bien le contenu. Au nez, on ressent de la banane (évidemment), des arômes de levures allemandes et une pointe de grains de coriandre. Ces arômes me rappellent curieusement le Ginger Ale. Est-ce un plus? Un moins? Je ne saurais dire! La bière, sans toutefois être complexe en bouche, est précise et à mon avis, réussie dans son style. On passe de la levure weiss aux blés dansant dans les champs sous une brise estivale. Ça goûte l’été (pardonnez-moi cet insupportable cliché, mais c’est vrai!), léger tout en étant suffisamment sucré et balancé. Le coprs est mince/moyen et les saveurs sont délicates mais agréablement assez longues en bouche. Je suis peut-être un mauvais critique d’une telle bière car ce style n’est pas le mien et je l’aurais sans doute préférée en été plutôt qu’en mars; je crois somme toute qu’elle est très réussie et mérite qu’on s’y attarde. Accompagnerait parfaitement un bol de nacho aux échalotes et à la crème sûre!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (779) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Poured from the tap. Cloudy yellow with white head. Yeasty wheat with mild banana. Nice blend, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (361) - - FEB 16, 2015
Golden body, with light carbonation bubbles. Thin white cap of a head. Wheats and yeast assault the nose, with a touch of salt and vinegar chips. A bit of white pepper stings the back of the nostrils. On the tongue it’s wheat, white pepper, lime and green apple. Overall, I’m very pleasantly surprised by this entry in the wheat beer arena.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours cloudy gold, with little head. Aroma notes include banana, cloves, citrus, yeast, and lively esters. Tasting notes include banana, coriander, cloves, and fruity esters. The palate is well balanced, with low-moderate carbonation. Excellent Wheat beer!


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