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Spearhead India White Ale

Spearhead India White Ale
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Brewed by Spearhead Brewing Company
Style: German Hefeweizen
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Randy4Beer (305) - - MAR 8, 2015
A mild, fairly forgettable wheat beer, with an interesting bitter finish that almost, but doesnt quite, save it from the heap of also-rans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
14 oz glass at Local. Hazy golden, fluffy white head. Funky, citrus hops, tropical fruits, resin, sort of wheat/yeast notes, both nose and mouth. Lighter body, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6335-20140523] Tap. Sweet fruity mango aroma. Murky, light tan body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter yeasty mango fruit flavour. Medium body. Weird. (7-/2/6+/3/13) 3.1
(Spring FOCB 2013 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3364) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at sawdust city. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Lovely aroma, mango, citrus, and some slight herbal notes. Solid mouth feel, good carb. The finish is lightly bitter, crisp, and very refreshing. The mango really comes through in the end with a lively herbal, citrusy final note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Helsdon (230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Honest? I was getting pretty drunk by this one, but that’s the way it goes at the Ratebeer Toronto East vs. West Beerratic event at the Only. But maybe this beer benefitted from it’s brethren messing up my blood, and hurtin’ my liver. Who knows? Not me. It’s a wit beer that looks, well like a wit, blonde with haze, with one finger of dense white cap. The nose is wheat malts, some cilantro and some cardamom. Similar taste lighter wheaty malt, cilantro and cardamom. I say it’s ok-ish. And you should know, since this is from notes, I apparently speak drunk Helsdon. Convenient. I’ll revisit this one at some point and give evaluate it a little earlier in the evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2675) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa beerfest. On tap at the Ottawa beerfest, it pours a light opaque straw gold. The nose is earthy, mildly spicy with soft herbal hop notes. Soft bodied with a round carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter, light cloves, bready wheat, with a lightly hoppy green bitter finish. A clean hoppy weizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (596) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival in Ottawa. Hazy golden body, small white head, good retention. Aroma of stalled water and chloride, lots of herb, coriander. Taste is strongly yeasty with lots of herbs, grapefruit zest, orange. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at the Loose Moose. Pours a cloudy golden colour with average-sized white head with decent lacing. Aroma is lots of coriander, grains, citrus and light grass. Flavour is fruit, coriander, grain and some citrusy and grassy hoppiness. Dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Where and how: Spring Festival 2014 C’est what?
Aromapleasant, pear with citrusy twist, touch of vanilla. Slight banana estery elements.
Appearance : 4-
Top: large, white, creamy cap.
Base: hazy amber gold.
Palate : medium bodied, mid walls. Soft, smooth. Long drinkable finish.
Taste: balanced. Citrusy hops, clean base, holds well over time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours cloudy light yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is light wheat, citrus hops and clove. Taste is slightly astringent, well carbonated but the citrus hops and the clove and banana battle. Was not a big fan.

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