Beer Academy Hopaweizen

Formerly brewed at Beer Academy
Style: Wheat Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our Hopaweizen plays on the elegant banana and bubblegum character of a traditional German Wheat Beer, then adds to it a clean and refreshing hop character from start to finish. Bright and zesty Citra and NZ Hallertau hops were added to the boil to add more flavour and a touch of cleansing bitterness. Then, the beer was gently dry-hopped with a new hop variety, Maderina, imparting soft orange and tropical aromas. The result is a balance of juicy fruit flavour and a brisk hop sensation that finish quick and refreshing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - JUL 3, 2013
Cloudy golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma has a lot of banana and some soft citrus as well. Assertive hoppiness and a bit of lingering spice. It doesnt have as much citrus hoppiness as I was expecting but its there. A bit of alcoholic heat as well but not too bad. Slightly herbal/fruity hop charge. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
July 14, 2013 - at the Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013. Cloudy/murky orange-gold with a solid creamy white head. Smells great - tons of noble hop bitterness, some alcohol presence, hint of banana and lots of peach and cranberry/rhubarb - lovely and tart. Taste follows, but has an almost smoky character - vaguly sulphury, but I like it, quite unusual (8-). Thick, airy but a bit undercarbonated, long building pitthy dry back-palate-coating bitter finish, definitely some dry tingly acidity in the linger. Not sure if its "on style" but its damned good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6974-20141209] Tap. Mineral petrol grains aroma has a light lemon background. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head and some lacing. Bitter lemony mineral flavour has a slight banana finish. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10298) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
2014-12-01. Hazy dark pastel yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Aroma has grassy straw hop character over a yeasty estery base. Flavour is fairly bitter, grassy straw hops, modest estery yeast. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Solid, well attenuated which may be a first here. The hops and the yeast clash occasionally but it is very nice overall. On tap at Beer Academy, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Cloudy golden pour with a fairly minimal white head that leaves a ring of lace. Theres a huge punch of fresh grapefruit on the nose with some underlying spicy notes. Really juicy on the palate as well, leaning toward a Five Alive sort of profile. Theres some spice hiding underneath but its fairly subdued. Theres also a certain wheatiness on the palate, maybe more pronounced in texture than flavour. The mouthfeel is fairly silky with a clean bitterness in the finish. Im a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
625ml bottle from brewery. Hazy yellow/gold colour. On the palate i find that it is yeasty, banana and there is some bubble gum fruit that is amplified by a certain citrus rind coming from the hops. The palate shows a creamier texture with medium carbonation and a leafy bitter finish. Although it almost has a certain metallic component that goes away as the brew opens up a bit. Overall, decent stuff though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (874) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Cloudy orange yellow with a one finger white head that laces well. Nose is wheat, bananas, bubblegum and quite a bit of pepper and cloves. Light sweet start with a bit more bitterness than a typical Weizen but not overly so and a well balanced spiciness that is more subtle than the nose. Medium light mouth with active carbonation and a crisp finish. I like the additional hop character to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14770) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft - Banana and some grassy hops. Cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Banana and a hoppy bitterness with some slight fruit notes. Not bad, the hop adds a nice refreshing dimension.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
625 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a weizen glass. Pours hazy straw-golden with a moderate, fluffy white head that mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has lots of clove and banana, along with peppery spice and a mild hop note. The flavour is mildlly sweet up front with banana, pale malts, wheat and clove. There is a slight citrusy hoppiness that picks up through the middle, imparting a citrus peel bitterness with just a touch of tropical fruit that lingers through to the finish. It closes out with a long, lingering citrus peel and peppery finish, with hints of banana and pale malts. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a reasonable hefeweizen with a surprising hoppy twist. It works fairly well; a good brew for a late summers evening on the patio. 2014-08-13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. The cloudy milky honey color isnt that appetizing. Nice hoppy aroma with a good dose of wheat. Sharp carbonation, the taste is weizen cloves, light banana with a sharp bitter hoppy bite near the finish with the mosaic dry-hopping really coming through. Once it warmed up more weizen quality came through, nice it just loses points on looks/body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from beer academy. Hazy light brown, delicate white head. High carbonation. Aroma of yeast, mango, pineapple, banana, pepper and alcohol. Light body for the "wheatie" character. I little hot considering its only 5.8%. Otherwise, an enjoyably balanced bittersweetness. Refreshing.

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