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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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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.

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Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
On tap at Columbia Street brewery. Hazy yellow with nice white head. Classic sweet malt and wheat aroma. Sweet malt flavor matched nicely with wheat. Tasty Hefe rendition with good lacing.

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.

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Bhef25 (35) - USA - JUN 16, 2008
Yellow haze little head. Banana, bublegum, and lots of clove. oh yeah this is an authentic Hef.

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DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/2/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in downtown San Diego. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of wheat and banana. Sweet wheaty flavor with some bread notes, fruity esters and light spiciness and a bit of tartness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Pleasant.

3.3
jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On tap at beer stand in Disney. Thanks again to Ratebeerians, for the alert on this being the only semidecent beer in the place. I opted for the slice of orange. Very hazy, somewhat pale, constant head made it look nice. Big banana nose, once you get past the orange. Palate is sour yet dry and astringent, very carbonated in a good way. A very solid German-style hefe.

3.3
User29624 (1687) - - FEB 15, 2010
Part of a sampler in San Diego. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, and cloves. Similar flavor, a light beer. Decent overall.

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.

3.3
wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle from KnB. Pours a murky yellow with a small white head. Nose is banana, yeast, clove. Taste is wheat, banana, and a little citrus. Thin mouthfeel. Comparable to many other beers in this class.

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haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with very little head. Light, malty aroma with some lemon zest as well. NIce, wheaty taste with lemon and malt. Nice balance and easy to drink. Refreshing.


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