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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1396) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Well, my score is coming out way over the others, but I calls it like I sees it. I wonder if I’ll ever come across a better smelling beer? Tasted from cool 1pt .7oz German brown bottle into a nonic pint. It poured a very cloudy golden honey color with thin but persistent white head and good Belgian lace. Aromas of fresh, medium-roasted fruity coffee, husky whole-wheat, just-cut grass, some vanilla marshmallow pils malt, light citric-sourness, moderate clove, faint banana, more peppery yeast phenols as it warmed. True-to-style German weiss beer base flavors in harmony with mild and mellow Brazilian Kaldi’s coffee. Palate: nice chalky suspended yeast, slightly hard mineral water, tannins from the coffee, well-rounded French bread mouthfeel. People forget coffee is a fermented product too, worthy of blending in beers other than stout. This was a brand-new experience but worked really well. Well-conceived and executed. Delicious. Go Florian!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2012
(draft at tasting room) Served in a goblet at the launch party. Cloudy yellow-orange. Aroma of yeast, wheat, some coffee. Light coffee bitterness right up front. Wheat malt and some fruityness, but the banana and clove is not that prominent. Earthy background flavor. Really unusual concept, but they’re made it work. Would be a great brunch beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3222) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Neat, well made tasty coffee infused hefeweizen. Creamy roasted coffee, some banana cream pie, crusts. Dry. Low carbonation. Creamed cocoa. Complex. Real nice. Thanks peter. Fun to try. Liked quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10444) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3433) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
16 oz. bottle from Randall’s. Pours a very hazy golden-orange with a small eggshell white head. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, with the hefeweizen notes taking a major backseat; still, there is some citrus and banana, and wheat that creep in after the coffee blast. The flavor runs the opposite direction; it’s fruity up front, with wheat, sweet malts, and coffee following and a long, lingering coffee finish. Vince is spot on when he says "burnt popcorn," too. Medium-bodied, with a juicy, wheaty, roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really strange beer. Fun to try. Overpriced at $8 for a pint bottle, especially when 4-packs of Winged Nut and Zwickel are $1-$2 more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours hazy yellow / orange with a patchy white head. The aroma has bananas, clove, rich wheat, light coffee bitterness, some nectar fruitiness and dark fruits as well. Medium cloudy body that is fairly crisp and has sharp carbonation. The flavor begins much like the aroma, but has more coffee ~ although the presence is still less than 90% of the coffee beers out there. The finish is tannic along with sharp fruit and mellow coffee. It’s good for what it is, but way too pricy. Very much a one-and-done thing for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1285) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pour is deep, cloudy golden with a hint of brown. Aroma is really pronounced with loads of roasted coffee strangly intermingled with spicy, juicy-fruity hefe notes. The coffee hits hard up front and then slowly dwindles until the wheat notes take over. Very clean. Flavor is a bit different than the aroma. The fruity hefe notes along with wheat spice are up front. The coffee then kicks in and kind of muddies the picture. The coffee notes are more subdued than the aroma. The finish is a bit off with hints of cold coffee, earth, and light roasty notes. Think burnt popcorn. Certainly not a typical brew for this brewery. Most of their stuff is really clean and pure. The aroma is that way, but the flavor was not quite there for me. Still an interesting beeer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6003) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 16.7oz bottle shared by alexsdad06. Slightly hazy golden color, little white head, little lace. Interesting coffee nose, doesn’t last too long in the aftertaste. Smooth and crisp carbonation, more dry texture. Light bitter taste, kind of savory. Little spice. Solid interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - 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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