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Uinta Golden Spike Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Draft... Pours hazy and yellow with a large, frothy, white head. Great retention. The nose is fruity, yeasty and lightly spicy with some citrus notes. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lots of buttery diacetyl, sweet grains and yeastiness in the flavor. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4594) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from Cork 57. Hazy golden body with medium head. Nose is sweet, grassy, honey. Taste is lots of hops, some lemonade tastes, lots of hops. Prickly texture. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap @ Uinta. Hazed golden orange pour with white foam. Pretty heavy on the cereal and grainy character. Minimal banana, some cracker, and a bit of dough. Sort of watery and thin. Mild orange zest in there and a hint of pie crust.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
[Bottle] Pours clear dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is nearly nonexistent, with some weak wheat really all that shows up. Taste is rounded apple, lots of wheat, and some metallic notes at times. Where is the rich banana that I love in my hefes? Very thin with a fairly short finish. Overall, a generally inoffensive, albeit very lackluster hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle in June 2015. Pours cloudy orange yellow. Aroma of wheat. Beer is light, nice amount of flavor. 4% always apprecaited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (180) - Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2015 This is a good German Hefeweizen. Easy to drink good flavor smooth no after taste would recommend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Faint wheat malt nose soft citrus notes. Orange golden pour hazy thin soapy head. Flavors of wheat malt cereal grains soft lemon notes. Boring but drinkable. Lingering wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15317) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home in CT. Pours Lilly hazy gold with a large, frothy off-white head. The aroma holds very mellow wheat and cereal, with hints of lemon zest. Light sweet flavor with further relaxed wheat, cereal, some lightly tangy lemon nuance, biscuits, dough. Light in body with average carbonation. Reasonably well balanced in the finish, if a bit bland. Quite drinkable but certainly pretty basic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
pretty ho hum. not bad, just light. slight spice and bubble gum...nothing exciting going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Appearance: cloudy gold, with a short-lived fizzy white head. Aroma: banana, some citrus, creamy wheat, light funk. Taste: slightly skunky, a bit spicy, with phenolic, yeasty clove notes over banana, cracked wheat, and a hint of orange. finish: lasting bit of yeasty spice, but the unpleasant skunky note rises a bit at the end. Notes: Another lackluster Uinta brew, but better than others. I think I probably won’t buy anything from them ever again, with the exception of their outstanding Baba black lager.

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