RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The first release in our Moveable Yeast series, Weedwacker is the result of our pitching Lawnmower wort (wort is the unfermented beer) with Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast. Weedwacker will be available draft only. This is a study in how different yeasts have different effects on beers. Note: As the base beer for this beer is a Kolsch, this beer will remain in the Kolsch style.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with a finger of white head. S: Seems to have a bit of corn to it as well as some pale malts. Not much in the way of hops, maybe a little floral hop aroma. Might actually have some rice, too. T: A very light flavor. Some sweet corn and rice flavors with a pale malt/bread flavor. As with the aroma, not much hop flavor. There is a little bit of bitterness and perhaps some floral hops. M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: Pretty typical, mediocre blonde ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
GABF 2011. Hazy pale straw with a volumes white head that recedes but stays a while. Nice grassy hop and clove wheat aroma. Taste is smooth an crisp with big wheat tones, some banana, mild herbal bitterness and sweet pale maltiness. Not shabby!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
bottle... pours an ugly golden straw, not much of a head... smells iike a kolsch, a bit of grass, pils, and a little skunk... very thin beer, a bit of lemon watery with grass, easy to drink but so boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. Poured clear, straw golden with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up bready and grassy notes above all else, with orange rind and banana accents.. overall very earthy.. I enjoyed it. The flavor found bready notes and honey at the core.. peppery yeast, banana, and cloves around.. dry and peppery on the finish. Light-bodied and dry on the palate.. lots of influence from the hefe yeast.. tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Now this was one good ‘thin’ hefeweizen. I was expecting a bit more in the flavors (when comparing against other hefeweizens) but this one just didn’t hold up to those expectations. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a good brew, just not as robust as I wish it would have been. Still a good brew to kick around at the fish fry for sure. Quite light and very refreshing with a zingy citrusy aftertaste so it is a fine bet that this would pair up nicely with some grilled oysters on the half-shell or some spicy fish tacos!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy pale yellow a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of banana and other fruity esters backed by sweet grains. Flavor starts with sweet bread and grains but has notes of banana and grass in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JokerXgg (12) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
One of the lighter beers out there. Definitely malty and can be a good transition from all the belgian beers. Has a good smell but the after taste can be a bit overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2011
12 oz bottle: Appearance is golden brown with slow fading white head, slightly hazy. Aroma is somewhat grassy with notes of yeast and malt. Taste has a distinct yeasty note along with some noble hop flavors coming through also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
12 oz bottle. Very cloudy light gold pour with nice white head with some lacing. Nose is yeast, banana and a little belgian funk. Taste is crisp with banana, lemon zest, and yeasty doughy goodness. Very nice Kolch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1203) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Somewhat of a "Belgian" aroma to it; some clove and banana. Pours a cloudy golden color. It kinda looks like a tripel. Clean malt flavor with some spice thrown in; coriander, followed by a dry aftertaste. Overall, it’s really good. I would have thought it was a Belgian ale and not a Kolsch with Hefe yeast.

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