Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hefe "R" Weizen

Tried at Tim’s place following a College Center lunch after my wheel-thrown pottery class. Served in a fancy snifter glass.

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Appearance: Poured a white frothy head, dissolved at a slower rate to leave a fourth of an inch layer of foam, somewhat cloudy but you can still see some of the carbonation bubbles, golden orange color.
Aroma: Definite hints of citrus fruit, along the lines of oranges and lemon. A bit of spice to follow the fruit, probably cloves or coriander and finishes with a sweet aroma of bananas.
Taste: Malty grains first hits the lips with subtle sweetness to it. Followed by the taste of bananas and complemented by the notes of wheat and yeast. Finishes with a light bitterness that could be contributed by orange peel or cloves which quickly leaves the palate. Definitely a malt-forward beer, you don’t get too much bitterness or flavoring from the hops used.
Mouthfeel: On the fuller side of a light body with light carbonation. Leaves hardly an aftertaste. Creamy texture that lingers on the palate.
Overall Impression: Not a very complex beer, but all the flavors seem to complement each other well. Probably better in the summer months, or if you are looking for just something to drink. It is best drunk cold.


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