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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spinnaker is the perfect companion to a lazy summer day. With a nod to the traditional hazy wheat beers of Germany, our hefeweizen balances sweet yeast esters and spicy phenolics with a refreshing bready body.

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2.5
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is estery, slight herbal and mild fruity. Dry estery, mild fruity. Banana and bubblegum. Estery finish.

3.3
Tommynh (127) - - JUN 27, 2017
Had on draft at RRT, was listed as RT spinnaker, a bit light in color, light in taste, no real aftertaste, a good warm summer day beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Slightly hazy copper and light bronze coloured body with a ridiculously large, super soapy pure white head, about eight centimetres tall, perhaps closer to ten! Aroma of pure bread, yeast, grass, hay, light earth and a bit of wheat. Light to Medium-bodied; Slightly sweet flavour of pears and apples noticeable along with a large wheatie and bready kick showing some pungent yeast elements, a big dose of sugars and a more fruity finish than I expected. Aftertaste is fairly mild with a small dose of sweetness and the grassy, yeastie freshness, noticeable all the way around. Overall, a very dry and almost sweet, sugary finish near the tail end. Overall, a good wheat ale, but probably not the best from the brewery. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Hannaford in Portland, Maine on 30-July-2016 for US$9,99/six pack, sampled on 17-June-2017 at home in Washington. This bottle was born in June 2016, Batch #505, sampled a year later back in Washington.

3
DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle at brewery. Pours golden with a white head. Doesn't leave much lacing. Solid banana and clove on the nose and tongue. On the dryer side of the style. Finished clean. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
mansquito (6904) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2016
At the source: hazy gold with white head. Aroma is banana and clove. Taste is sweet and light hoppiness... More than in a usual hefe. Kind of soapy at the end. Meh. Not bad.

3.1
nealblind (1977) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Hazy orange. Aroma caramel, dough. Tastes sweet. Tastes banana. Glazed brown sugar.

2.7
nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sampled at the brewery, pours a hazy yellow with some ringing white head. Nose of yeast, bubblegum, clove, mild candy. Flavor has lemon-lime soda, same kind of candy, straw, chewed bubblegum. Finishes spritzy.

3.3
Ron (4184) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, some orange, light bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, orange, coriander. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

2.8
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle, undated, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, drunk 8/16/15.
All of the sediment had dropped out, leaving the beer sparklingly clear golden. White head is dense but small and slowly recedes to cover.
Very minimal esters in the nose, moreso corn-like notes, with soft bubble gum, and a dominant banan-tinged cream of wheat. Possible oxidation, even, which is odd, seeing as how this is unfiltered and can’t be THAT old (though there’s no bottling date, so who knows....). No alcohol.
In the mouth, it’s rather watery, as expected, with heavily attenuated malts leaving very dry, lightly sour wheat flavor behind and a touch of corn and bubble gum. Mixing the sediment in didn’t really do much, adding just a touch of chewiness to the texture. Not sure what to think here; I like that it’s dry, but it’s exceedingly so and the esters are a bit sluggish and unclean.

3.1
SG111 (2033) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Tap at source. Pours slightly hazy yellow white head. Aroma is typical German wheat notes, clove, slight esters (mild banana). Flavor is banana, esters, wheat. Quite sweet. Not bad. Not great.


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