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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden Spike Hefeweizen is a traditional, American Style, unfiltered wheat beer. Cloudy and golden-orange in appearance, Golden Spike Hefeweizen is smooth, creamy and often served with a slice of lemon. Golden Spike Hefeweizen was named in honor of the celebrated historic completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. In May 1869 a ceremonial golden spike was used at the juncture of two facing locomotives--the Union Pacific No. 119 and Central Pacific No. 60 (better known as the Jupiter). Each locomotive represented the railroad lines laid from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The copper-alloyed gold spike was tapped into a pre-drilled hole and replaced by an ordinary spike soon afterwards. Each of the four sides of the golden spike was engraved, including one inscription that said, May God continue the unity of our Country, as this Railroad united the two great Oceans of the world. Interestingly, these particular railroad lines wouldnt be completed until years later when bridges were completed over various rivers in the east. A coast-to-coast link was completed in 1870 with the extension of the Kansas Pacific Railway. There is as much complexity to history as there is to our beer. Golden Spike Hefeweizen--where yeast meets west.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of SUUUUUUUUPER DAVE. I think this is my first Utah rating. Might not be. Just checked and it is in fact my second. Lemony yellow body with cloudy notes, and a small, compact off white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaves no lace. Fore is bland, watery citrus, something that resembles wheat, and not much else. Pretty hard to get anything from this puppy. A 5 here might be generous, but you know, it is the Holidays. Unfortunately the flavor is just as bland and forgettable as the aroma. Light bodied, watery finish. High carbonation. Blech.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (7955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Tap. Pours quite hazy golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is wheat, grain, lemon. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, lacing pretty much all trace of what makes a hef a hef. Light body. Boring. Hint of acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7762) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl on tap at Momos Northside. Hazy, medium golden, snow white head, nice lace. Light banana and cloves in the aroma. Refreshing flavor, some yeasty notes, a touch of lemon, some cloves and banana flavoring. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing on a hot autumn day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Draft. Hazy amber beer with a cream head. Light wheat aroma. Wheat and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Wheat and light spice lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Poured a slighly hazy light orange color with a large white head. Aroma of oranges and lemon. Slightly skunky. Taste is sweet and crisp with apricot and orange. Very smooth almost creamy with a wheat finish. Slight banana too. Not bad!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Had on tap at a hotel bar. Pours cloudy gold, no head. Some muddled dirt, light nothingness. Very bland, borderline gross.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10992) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Draft... Pours hazy and yellow with a large, frothy, white head. Great retention. The nose is fruity, yeasty and lightly spicy with some citrus notes. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lots of buttery diacetyl, sweet grains and yeastiness in the flavor. Not so good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from Cork 57. Hazy golden body with medium head. Nose is sweet, grassy, honey. Taste is lots of hops, some lemonade tastes, lots of hops. Prickly texture. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap @ Uinta. Hazed golden orange pour with white foam. Pretty heavy on the cereal and grainy character. Minimal banana, some cracker, and a bit of dough. Sort of watery and thin. Mild orange zest in there and a hint of pie crust.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
[Bottle] Pours clear dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is nearly nonexistent, with some weak wheat really all that shows up. Taste is rounded apple, lots of wheat, and some metallic notes at times. Where is the rich banana that I love in my hefes? Very thin with a fairly short finish. Overall, a generally inoffensive, albeit very lackluster hefe.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle in June 2015. Pours cloudy orange yellow. Aroma of wheat. Beer is light, nice amount of flavor. 4% always apprecaited.


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