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Top Out Schmankerl

Top Out Schmankerl
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Brewed by Top Out
Style: Wheat Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bavarian Style Wheat Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (733) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at Garyís bbq. A bit of a gusher leading to a very lively carbonation. Wheaty lemon, banana and a faint clove. Not bad for a UK hefe and another solid offerings from these dudes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unstablefable (225) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2014
500ml bottle from beer52 classic dark hazy yellow with a massive white top, banana, candy sweets,. Taste is similar, banana milk shake, soft fruit, small sour touch on the finish. Very tasty wheat, touch on the sweet side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
500ml Bottle from Aldi Supermarket (Scotland):
banana with clove & coriander plus some bubblegum & citrus notes. Hints of orange, lemon & spice following with a fresh & slightly tarty aroma overall.
Bright, cloudy amber to orange with a small, bubbly head about 0.5cm tall.
Banana & clove, albeit not quite as strong as the nose. Bubblegum follows with some wheat & citrus flavours plus some spice, various fruits & some floral tastes.
Smooth with a citrus tang & high carbonation, itís slightly sweet & easy to drink. It was a little lighter than I would have liked though but stayed lively & refreshing.

A surprisingly good offering & definitely worth a try but itís not as good as the more readily available German versions of the style so Iím not sure who this would appeal to other than those wanting to try a Scottish wheat beer as a one-off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2817) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
500ml bottle (bottle conditioned) brought home from Edinburgh - colloidal golden with a lot of sediment, fruity, cloves aroma, lively white head, sporadic lacing, sweet, cloves, banana flavour, quite sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3248) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Hazy yellow brown, big head. Dry wheat lemon clove aroma. Banana lemon flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A Scottish hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, light, soft banana fruit, wheaty, bit fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
themightyjag (180) - - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle, cheers Dad! Bubbly white head disappears quickly, barely any lacing. Body is hazy golden. Nose is banana and bubble gum. Flavour has banana and bubble gum again, a bit bready, a little lemon and floral notes on the finish. Decent mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Hazy orange with little head. Aroma of apricots. Taste largely sweet over sour. Slightly formulaic but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
A very nice wheat beer with typical banana aroma. Delicious stuff better than many of its german rivals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Opaque golden wheat beer with little head a slightly sour apricot aroma. The flavour is quite fruity too but pleasingly crisp so itís not overwhelmingly sweet. The disappointing thing is that there isnít that much depth the flavour and the aftertaste is slightly watery but itís still a rather enjoyable beer.

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