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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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3.3
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.

3.3
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. Hazy golden with small head. Standard American hefeweizen. Light banana, and light flavor profile overall.

3.3
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Hazy yellow beer with a decent lasting white head. Citrus and wheat aroma, biscuits, caramel, bubble gum notes, floral, some cream. Banana flavor, caramel, cream, spicy notes, grassy, citrus, pears, some bubble gum. Simple but refreshing.

3.3
slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Another good hefe from Southern California. Nothing (again) that blows you away, but a nice balance is struck between citrus hops, banana, cloves and wheat. Nice n refreshing."

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

3.3
ZacM612 (869) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Draft at the source in San Diego. Hazy golden with a little white head. Banana aroma, strong wheaty backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is wheat and floral. Medium body, citrus, wheat, clove, dry finish, good.

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?

3.2
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
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


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