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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The shack at Windansea beach is an iconic part of the San Diego landscape, almost as much as the fiercely guarded waves that break upon its shores. Every so often a winter storm washes the shack away, but like clockwork, a salty-haired local hero resurrects it. It’s tradition, and Windansea Wheat is a beer created with this tradition in mind. Brewed true to the Bavarian style, this beer is served hazy and unfiltered. A closely guarded strain of Hefeweizen yeast creates that unmistakable aroma of banana, clove, and a hint of vanilla. At Windansea beach, you may not find many friendly faces out in the water if you haven’t paid your dues. But this Windansea Wheat’s got your name on it.

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2.6
blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Wheaty base, banana fruity and yeasty notes, and a hint of bubblegum. Not bad, but definitely overcarbonated. A rare "1" on palate from me.

2.9
Sledutah (7976) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at the beer cart in California Adventure
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, wheat and doughy. Flavors of banana, grainy and sweet citrus
Decent, but too sweet for a hot day

3.2
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA. KS. Hazy gold pour, glowing, with minimal foam. Nice estery nose, more yellow apple than expected and certainly more hefeweizen than American wheat. Taste is chalky and vegetal... overripe with diacetyl. As it warms, it gains some lemon acid, yellow apple cider character. It’s certainly drinkable, just has a few off flavors.

3
o_Merlin_o (235) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with sparse head. Light aroma somewhat of wet leather and old fruits. Odd taste - hard to place the flavors. Apricot / pear? Average. Nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
~16 oz draft at California Adventure in Anaheim, California. The pour is a cloudy white yellow with a smallish white head. The aroma is grain wheat, light citrus, and a fair amount of clove banana yeast. The taste is a nice balance between the grain wheat, the zest of the lemon and finishes with the Hefe yeast notes. Decently clean flavors. The palate is medium to light bodied, pleasantly unfiltered mouth feel and clove banana and earth wheat in the finish. Hit the spot.

3.6
maddmatt639 (344) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Little to no retention. Strong notes of bananas and cloves in the aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2013
Reefered bottle. Aroma: classic wheat, banana, and clove Palate: tingling attack of carbonation. Flavor: Like the aroma. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Comment: I’ve had a number of German wheat beers lately and this seems fairly authentic. The carbonation is more lively and finish is a bit drier and more bitter than the German ones I’ve had but this is alright. A decent version of a Bavarian wheat beer. Given the light body, it would go well with food.

3
marcus (10866) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a nice off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of banana and clove.

3.7
Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
On tap at Disneyland. Pours a golden yellow color with a foamy white head. Good aroma of wheat and bannana. Very refreshing and drinks smooth. Very nice after a long hot day.

3.1
anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. has a fruity wheat malty banana aroma. Sweetish wheat malty spicy banana flavor. has a sweetish wheat malty spicy banana finish.


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