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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Hallertau hops and Bavarian-style top-fermenting yeast deliver a thick, creamy head with overtones of banana and clove esters. This authentic German weizen style beer, with a slight hazy appearance, concludes with a crisp finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (233) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is banana and sugar. Taste is also bananas and that usual German hefeweizen sweetness. Yuengling rarely disappoints.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3411) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On draught at the Pour House in Mountainhome,. PA. Arrived to the table a cloudy gold with a moderate white head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma wheat grain with perhaps a bit of lemon. The flavor follows the aroma but with a bit more emphasis. Refreshing. No problems.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Off-white head crackles and recedes to nothing. Bubblegum and banana aromas. Soft and thin with banana and clove front to back. Abrupt bubblegum finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pretty standard american type of a wheat brew. Flavor is sweet and not very wheaty compared to a true weizen brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Hazy dark gold/brass with a thick, whipped, off-white head. Roasty banana, dark wheat scent. Taste is soft wheat malt, bubblegum, cola. Very creamy and malty. Sweet....really pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1180) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. It was difficult to decipher the freshness code. It cost $2.25 ($0.19 per ounce).

Appearance: Hazy body over an orange/gold hue with spastic effervescence immediately visible. Pours to a two-finger, white foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Traditional Bavarian-style hefeweizen aroma of banana and clove, but not as pungent as most.

Taste: Now that Yuengling is a real “craft brewery” according to the Brewers Association, it’s time to hold them to the same standards as everyone else. You’d think the oldest brewery in American with German ancestry would make a lot more German-style beers than just adjunct lagers, so it’s nice to see them taking their hand at a hefeweizen. And while this is definitely a beer that conforms to the style, it’s not exactly the best example of the style as it seems deliberately mild. That’s okay, because the average Yuengling drinker probably expects and wants mild.

Yuengling Summer Wheat has all the makings of an Old World style wheat beer: banana, clove, and wheat all dominate the palette. It’s actually a little juicy-tasting on the first half, though there’s a slight tanginess or astringency on the second half. That’s common in many wheat beers, but usually when they’re old. Otherwise, this beer is rather unremarkable – for better or worse. I enjoyed the taste, but it didn’t amaze me. I think a few tweaks and it would be even better.

Drinkability: There’s one thing you want in a summer beer: easy drinkability, and you get that here. Yuengling Summer Wheat has a slightly thin mouthfeel with a slightly watery texture. It’s crisp at first, but calms down quickly to the point of being flat by the end. Still, it’s always smooth and refreshing while in the mouth. I’m not sure of the ABV because Yuengling, for some strange reason, never puts that information on the bottles nor on their website. I’d estimate it around 5% ABV, possibly even lower as it certainly seem sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at RBSG. Thanks John. From notes. Banana, clove and baking spices. C’Mon Yuengling, make it to illinois already!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12oz bottle from jcwatts. Poured a slightly cloudy golden orange with a smaller to average foamy white head. Aroma is really nice, yeast, over ripe banana, bubble gum, cloves, corriander, wet dough. Flavor of rotten banana, clove, corriander, old wheat dough, yeast, bubble gum. Medium to fuller body, cresmy mouthfeel, softer carbonation, spicy aftertaste. I like this a lot, sadly Ed5388 said it sucked so I dumped half the bottle before trying it since it’s rating night.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (185) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Actually an excellent beer from Yuengling. Immediate citrus upfront with a dry middle. Very crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sawbuck (326) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Nice aroma of bubble gum, some spices and a hint of orannge citrus. Golden orange in color...white head disapears quickly. Fist taste is sweet wheat with a chalky consistency. Spices peak though but quicly overtaking by overly strong bubble gum flavor. Fisnishes with more bubble gum and a slick mouth feel. Not bad.


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