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Uinta Golden Spike Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Golden Spike Hefeweizen is a traditional, American Style, unfiltered wheat beer. Cloudy and golden-orange in appearance, Golden Spike Hefeweizen is smooth, creamy and often served with a slice of lemon. Golden Spike Hefeweizen was named in honor of the celebrated historic completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. In May 1869 a ceremonial “golden spike” was used at the juncture of two facing locomotives--the Union Pacific No. 119 and Central Pacific No. 60 (better known as the Jupiter). Each locomotive represented the railroad lines laid from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The copper-alloyed gold spike was tapped into a pre-drilled hole and replaced by an ordinary spike soon afterwards. Each of the four sides of the golden spike was engraved, including one inscription that said, “May God continue the unity of our Country, as this Railroad united the two great Oceans of the world.” Interestingly, these particular railroad lines wouldn’t be completed until years later when bridges were completed over various rivers in the east. A coast-to-coast link was completed in 1870 with the extension of the Kansas Pacific Railway. There is as much complexity to history as there is to our beer. Golden Spike Hefeweizen--where yeast meets west.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy wheat malt, light hops and citrus notes, faint cooked banana/plantains with a light clove character. Flavor is malt and yeast ester dominant with light spicy hops and mild bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at Sheraton in SLC. Medium hazy yellow, decent head. Aroma was grainy (got the lemon out quick). Flavor was essentially wheat malt, with hint of lemon and orange, and the faintest note of clove. Sort of in the same vein as the Pyramid here. Not bad, but definitely a lawnmower style brew.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nealblind (530) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Orange brown pour some white head. Aroma of stank sourdough bread. Tastes sweet orange planty sour barley flavor. Mild carbonation is the best thing this one has going since it keeps the stank from getting to much up into your face.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbopslt (332) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Hazy yellow, thin head. Faint citrus aroma. Taste of pepper and clove. Slightly bitter for my taste buds.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Cloudy unfiltered and smooth deliciousness. Liked this one. Lemon zest unfiltered flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBeerFanatic (805) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Tried after its BB date (argh they sold it that way! Not a Little hefe, he’s not strong enough to go his distance!)Pours a light hazed amber with a foamy head. Aromas light earthly, grainy, grassy, light caramel. Flavors of slight orange peel, grain, maize, grass, Light spice and some light caramel. Light and refreshing.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jflopsu (439) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Poours a hazy yellow. Has a faint lemon aroma. Way too sweet with lemon, sours and some wheat. Sour aftertaste. Not a fan at all.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Yellow-gold pour with a white head. The aroma has some wheat and light banana notes. The flavor has some nice wheat, banana and light clove. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of citrus, wheat, cream corn, and stone fruit with a watery mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Small white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some lemon, clove. Light-medium body, some effervescence.


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