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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Enlightenment Series No. 1. A collusion of coffee and beer intended to enlighten the collective of passionate coffee and beer drinkers to the possibilities of bean-meets-barley. The very specific purpose of our first coffee-beer collaboration is to unequivocally break the convention of traditional heavy-malted, dark coffee beers. To achieve this we’ve taken a berry-nosed and earthy Brazilian coffee (Sertaozinho) and merged it with a traditional clove and banana-estered Bavarian Style Wheat Beer (Weissbier). The result - a stimulating infusion marked by overtones of sweet and tart fruity balance by a subtle, but not bitter, roast of rich tannins.


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 The smell is confusing "not unharmonious, just unfamiliar" (per David Seymour). Very cloudy. If you like coffee, this is a great beer, usually coffee is drowned out with chocolate in porters. Not so with this. Banana. Interesting.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2563) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap at the Grove. It poured a cloudy orange color with a tiny white head. The aroma was of wheat, citrus and lots of coffee. The taste was of sweet coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Not one of my favorites, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Deep, honey/brass/gold with a frothy beige head. Aroma is smoky, sweet wood, mild coffee bean, roast. Wheat, subtle banana, light coffee flavor. Citrusy, earthy. Interesting blend of styles....very tasty. Enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Coffee aroma dominates - wheat malt and possibly banana hidden in there. Cloudy brownish yellow with small head. Strong very earthy coffee and light wheat malt flavor - slight hint of lemon in the finish. Really was doubtful about a combination of coffee and weizen but really not too bad - this type of coffee seems to dominate the subtler weizen characteristics though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle.Earthy roasty coffee aroma., Hazy dark straw with a small white head. Strong earthy coffee, wheat malt, and light lemony tart flavor with a slightly spicy finish. Light body, lively carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle shared in Vail. Pours a hazy orange color. Yeasty, coffee, rabbit poop aromas. Weird flavor. Weiss bier and coffee, hmmm.... I’ll pass on this one.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle in Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with an off white head. Burnt roasty coffee, celery veggie, not good aroma. Chewy yeasty, light citrusy flavor with a nasty green green coffee bean, veggie taste. I really didn’t like it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2421) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
This beer was weird, that is the only reason I purchased the bottle. I was at the store adoring the quality of Urban Chestnut, particularly their ability to make traditional German beers. Then I see this and at first I thought it was a joke. First of all, of all the breweries to make a coffee beer, this one? Then of all the beers to add coffee to I would place a hefe low on the totem pole. In my head they thought, "well, what has never been done... oh yeah an estry beer with coffee. Lets do it!" I did not think I would enjoy this beer, I mean, how can I? But I wanted it as a conversation piece at the next tasting. As far as the beer, I will admit this is as good as a coffee hefe can taste but its still a coffee hefe. In general, I think it tasted like peanuts and peanut butter. The esters were not too strong and the coffee was not overpowering. This is purely a side show freak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3236) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2012
500 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is a very hazy golden brown with a small off white head. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer drinks down. The aroma is wheat grain, citrus, banana, clove, peanut butter (nutty sweetness) and in the very back, a dark roasty that is the coffee, though not sure I would identify it as coffee had I not known it was in the beer. The taste has the peanut butter nutty sweetness upfront, moving into the wheat grain, then the clove spice banana spice, raisin fruit sweetness, and then finishing with the roast of the coffee. There is a bunch going on in this beer, and am not sure how well it all integrates. The palate is medium to light bodied, full un filtered mouth feel and lowish carbonation. This was a weird beer, but quite interesting to taste. Thanks for sharing Eugene.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate wheat, citrus and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth sweet coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
500 ml bottle from phaleslu. Pours a hazy orange dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma had some banana and cloves, light citrus, and mild but present coffee notes. The flavor has more coffee which masks some of the hefe qualities. Very mild banana and cloves, citrus, toasted, grassy with the coffee staying throughout. This is certainly unique and worth trying once.


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