Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #09: Sea Biscuit Hefeweizen

Brewed by Great South Bay Brewery
Bay Shore, New York USA
4.9% German Hefeweizen | 0 Ratings | 12 IBU | Series Seasonal |
May 3, 2012: While Germany is 4000 miles across the Atlantic, you can get a little taste of it here on the Great South Bay with Sea Biscuit Hefeweizen. Following old Bavarian standards dating back to the Middle Ages, Sea Biscuit was designed and brewed as an authentic German Weissbier. Choice German wheat and barley were selected and combined with Hallertau Mittelfruh hops and fermented using a traditional German Hefeweizen yeast which produces the genuine characteristics of this beer. Clean malty sweetness balanced with mild hops, Sea Biscuit finishes with subtle notes of vanilla, clove and banana. This beer’s thick, foamy head pours beautifully over the crown of your glass bringing you back to the olden days when real beer was just beer and the wiser men drank weizen…Prost!

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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