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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hot way to cool down Hot. Drenched. Delightfully blinding. Right. We’re not talking about that ball of fire in the sky, but our refreshing hefewiezen. Skip the shade and down a glass or two and be cool.

Grain: White wheat, 2 row malt, black malt and flaked wheat Hops: Saaz Yeast: German

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3.7
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Appearance: No bottling date. A cool looking label of the sun, with that flat paint or matte feeling paper that Greenbush uses. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. The beer itself is definitely unique... I’ve never seen such a dark hefe in my life. This beer is so murky that you can’t see through it at all at the top of the glass. At the bottom, it’s very hazy. Truthfully, it looks like sewage water, but for a beer, this actually looks great. Head is about two fingers and sticks at about one ... the head is both off-white, and a tan/orange color as well after pouring the "goop" from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Banana taffy. Normally in hefe’s I drink I get that banana/clove aroma. This one has clove without a doubt, but it’s at a level I can tolerate (I’ve learned that it’s hard for me to stomach much clove in my beer). This essentially does smell like banana taffy, with just a hint of clove. Not much else.

Taste/feel: About 65% banana, 35% clove... the mouthfeel is thick like any other Greenbush beer that I’ve had -- silky and "big." For hefeweizens the only flavors I tend to get are bananas and cloves, and then other little spices. This beer tastes like it smells and should taste like an ordinary hefeweizen to me, but the ratio is what makes this a beer I can easily enjoy. I’m not normally a huge hefe guy, but I enjoy this. The feel, like I said, is heavy ... in most hefes I’ve had from memory, they’ve been relatively thin. This thickness almost makes this beer drink like a smoothie or something.

Solid beer. I wouldn’t often seek this beer out given that I’m not big on the style, but this is actually very likely my favorite hefeweizen. The look of it, the feel of it, the emphasis on banana rather than clove/spices/yeasty flavors... this is quite good.

3.2
Onslow (1535) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Over the top head, more carefully poured after that. Amber orange brew with big tan head. Thick and persistent head. Aroma of yeast, esters, spice, that bitter yeasty wheaty funk. Taste is a little sweet at the start, yeast and esters, a hit of burnt wheat like a dunkel weiss, finishes with a yeasty sour taste and a few hints of clove and other spices. It’s OK - not a big hefe fan here.

3.3
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Mostly clear amber orange color. Big foamy off-white head. A little excessive. Medium body. Softer, smooth, sort of creamy lighter carbonation, with a dry finish. Nice wheat, moderate spice. Light vanilla, and banana, if any, pretty subtle. A good yeast influence, though, and a nice level of spice. Nice chewiness in the texture, with the yeast. Nice, but lightly softer hefeweizen.

2.7
tmoreau (4679) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle carefully pulled directly from my beer refrigerator, and attempted to pour to a Czech-pils glass showing a hazed, orangy gold color, but an overly abundant, almost gushing amount of billowy, off white/light tan head foam, and the same with the thick, ribbony lacing. The aroma was finally noted as light graininess, light esters, banana, a touch of sweetness, and some clove. Light bodied, with fair effervescence, a bit of seltzery taste, and low hop bitterness. Nearly thin & watery texture, as a good deal, as the carbonation, was wasted in the foam. An okay Hefe, but had to work too hard to get an initial taste, and would have immediately sent it back if served at a bar/restaurant.

2.9
AWISLguy (3375) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Binnys singles rack. Pours an unclear brownish orange with a foamy white head. Aroma has banana and sweet toffee with some spice. Taste is of cloves, caramel and some sweet fruit. Light to medium bodied. Somewhat sticky. Finders short and sweet. Shrug? Old bottle? Or another inconsistent effort from Greenbush?

3.3
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours cloudy golden. Smeels of thick banana yeast and sweet grass. Yeast, sweet and smooth. Easy drinking

3.2
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with a fizzy white head. A yeasty, farmhouse fragrance covers up some of the usual clove and banana aromas. Strange mixture of flavors, the yeast and malts dominate with some banana peeking through in the finish. Light bodied and on the side of being over carbonated. Not bad at all, but a little bit of a let down.

3.5
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Funky Belgian yeast, wheat malt, and citrus-banana aroma. Hazy straw gold with a small off-white head. Banana, wheat malt, yeast, and light clove flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
shrubber85 (11670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft. Banana, lemon, Belgian yeast and wheat malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet banana, orange, light wheat malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty solid.

3.2
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy gold beer with foamy head. Strong citrus and wheat aroma, lots of carbonation. Refreshing with a nice taste v


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