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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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3.6
bulldogops (2850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Rating #1509 - 16.03.2015 - On tap @Moray’s Lounge (Catamaran Hotel) .Pours a hazy, golden orange colour with a frothy, white head that fades fairly quickly to a foamy ring. Aroma is yeast, banana bread, and a floral whiff. Taste is very much a bready, banana flavour with a spicy/herbal note lingering into a smooth finish. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is clean and superb. Excellent.

2.8
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty wheat. Flavor is wheaty. Very smooth. Finishes clean. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft. Chunky yeast & wheat nose with a touch of clove. Cloudy yellow/orange beer, frothy suds. Simply, clean wheaty yeasty hefe flavors..some clove. Decent and to style, a style I’ve been enjoying more than usual lately.

3.7
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draft at Black Angus. My favorite of all the Karl Strauss I have tried. Cloudy yellow color with a decent head. Citrus aromas and flavors. Very smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
draft: Gold in color with haze and not much head developed from the pour. Nose was light. Flavor was of moderate amount of wheat and small spicy note of clove. Fairly decent.

3.3
csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tap - good size foamy head, hazy medium straw color, pretty good size typical hefe banana and clove aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, good typical hefe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
MetalNHopHead (2261) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 12, 2016
This Hefeweizen by Karl Strauss seems to fall right between the American and German wheat beer approaches. Naturally, there’s a slightly cloudy yellow appearance. Bavarian-type aromas with banana, clove, and hay. Flavor starts off with those same notes, then there’s a more American-style grain sweetness that takes over (rather than a dry, yeasty finish characteristic of a German wheat ale). There’s a subtle vanilla sweetness, which is nice. Right at the end, there’s an overly sweet canned corn note, which is not so nice. Apart from that unfortunate ending, Windansea is a well-executed wheat beer with a lovely, creamy depth to its body and a great range of flavor.

3.3
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours hazy golden yellow with white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and some yeast. Flavors of wheat, light lemon, banana, and a bit clove. Decent Hefe. Pretty drinkable.

2.3
Foxbush (2141) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2006
This beer replaced the Extra Special Bitter that was out stock. The beer was cloudy and yellow. There was flavors of fruit like banna with some head. This was too sweet for me and was the lowest of all beers tasted.

3.7
Mark_Eck (1998) - - SEP 8, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are bananas, wheat, and some cloves.


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