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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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3.7
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is banana/clove, orange peel/lemon, wheat. Taste follows. Nice. OK effervescence.

3.3
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
On draught at Islands restaurant in Huntington Beach, served with a lemon. The beer is a hazy yellow-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Wheat, bananas and clove in the nose. Medium, clean body with wheat, tropical fruit and sweet spice flavors. The finish is fruity with a lingering wheaty aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
User57106 (246) - - NOV 26, 2007
On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Cloudy, light yellow. Aroma is cloves, spice. Banana and clove flavors on palate, mildly sweet, clean finish. Not bad.

3.2
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/30/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque light yellow, thin white head, light sweet banana aroma, nice banana flavor, perfect sweetness, hint of spicy clove, light bitterness in the finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
can8ianben (1601) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Served far too cold and with a huge lemon wedge at California Pizza Kitchen. However after warming slightly I could tell this was a solid offering. Very cloudy yellow. Not transparent at all - almost like an orange smoothy in appearance. A big frothy white head and maybe a little too much carbonation. Perfect balance of sweet/sour citrus notes blended with the classic banana and clove aroma and flavor. Somewhat dry and bitter in the finish, but a delicious beverage none the less. Rerate: Just had this a second time at Islands Burgers without realizing that I’d already had it. Again served too cold, VERY high carbonation. Some weird off flavors - almost in a cheap homebrew malt kind of way. Going to knock it down a bit.

3.2
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Ya ya ya. On tap. It’s a citrus-lemon-spicy-orangey-cloudy type wheat beer. Light and for the sunshine only. You know what they taste like... right?

3.4
bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Nice banana nose with clove notes. Hazy gold color with a white head that filmed, but did some lacing. Starts with excellent banana and clove. It only improves with time. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. A nice, clean clove finish.

3.7
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap at Karl Strauss. Cloudy yellow with creamy white head. Strong banana and clove aroma, with a good banana bread taste and a citrus finish.

3.8
wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 I’m usually not a fan of lighter beers, but I love this one. Great lemon colored cloudy unfiltered beer. Served on tap at Karl Strauss brewery in Carlsbad. Good medium head with great lacing. A bit of corriander,very little bitterness. Try again and brought rating from 4 to 3.8

3.1
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
kinda light for a hefe. tons of banana candy in aroma. way undercarbonated. tastes pretty good but the body kills it completely.


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