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June 2016 - Wheat Ales

June 2016 - Wheat Ales
This month's Beer feature is Wheat Ales

Wheat Ales Reviews

Hofmühl Hofmühl Zerberus
96 points
Hazy amber color. Lively, interesting aromas and flavors of butter roasted peaches, nuts and bananas, hot iron, nettles, and spicy with a soft, shy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long creamy banana custard, lettuce, and caramel nougat bar finish. A super smooth, creamy weizen bock that offers tons of enjoyment.
New Glarus Brewing Co. Dancing Man Wheat Ale
94 points
Clear dusty old gold color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of banana bread pudding and waxy apple and pear with an even, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length delicately spiced praline, honeyed sprouts, and citrus finish. A delicious and beautifully balanced wheat ale that is a pleasure to drink.
Harpoon Brewery UFO White Ale
93 points
Hazy gold color. Mild, citrusy, spicy floral aromas and flavors of Buddha’s hand, lemon-tangerine chutney, coriander and cardamom, and whiff of potpourri with an even, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length orange blossom water, lemon custard tart, and spiced fruits finish. A vivacious and complex wit with lots of spicy, floral twists and turns.
Hofmühl Hofmühl Weissbier
93 points
Cloudy gold color. Delicate, toasty, spicy aromas and flavors of dried banana and plantain, roasted pecans, and delicate brown spices with a silky, soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, breezy banana nut muffin, wheat wafer, nougat, and sprouts finish. A classic Bavarian styled hefeweizen that hits all of the right notes with elegance.
Belgh Brasse Mons Abbey Witte DAbbaye
92 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Delicate, grainy, toasty aromas and flavors of toasted banana baguette and lemon poppy seed muffin, butter roasted nuts, and delicate grassy herbs and spices with a silky, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length banana orange soufflé and watercress finish. A elegant and nuanced saison-like white beer.
Damm Brewery Inedit Wheat Beer
91 points
Clear light gold color. Delicate, grainy, earthy aromas of wet grain, butter roasted corn, and clay with a silky, bright, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, easy grain husk, lemon pepper, orange, and nutskin finish. Not really a wit, more of grainy golden ale.
Muskoka Brewery "Summerweiss" Hefeweizen
89 points
Bright gold color. Bright, phenolic, yeasty grainy fruity aromas of roasted bananas and nuts, Playdoh, pretzel bread, and clove with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length banana cream pie, salted nuts, and hint of mint and spice finish. A very tasty, savory hefe with nice table appeal.
Peter B’s Brewpub Hittin the Road Hefeweizen
88 points
Hazy light gold color. Bright, fruity, herbal hoppy aromas and flavors of fresh baked banana bread and herb muffins and citrus relish with an even, vibrant, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant lemon peppered nuts, banana creme fraiche, fruit salad, and grass finish. An interesting marriage of hefe and citrusy hops notes.
Saint Archer Brewing Co. White Ale
88 points
Hazy light gold color. Mild, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of lemon and orange zest, coriander and juniper, and fruit cake with a silky, bright, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length lemonade, wheat wafer, banana nut bread, and minerals finish. A very nice wit beer with good balance and spiciness.
Two Roads Brewing Company Road Jam Ale
88 points
Hazy red oak color. Delicate, fruity, vegetal aromas and flavors of oven roasted and sundried tomatoes and raspberries with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, crisp wafer, sweet potato bread, and grass finish. A fun sweet and savory flavored wheat ale.
Upland Brewing Wheat Ale
88 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Floral, attractive aromas and flavors of acacia honey, floral spices, vanilla bean ice cream, and white chocolate graham cracker with a satiny, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, elegant, medium-long sweet lettuces, butter roasted nuts, and kiwi and celery finish. A pleasantly floral and honeyed summer sipper.
Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale
87 points
Pale amber color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas of honeyed peaches and oranges, lemon poppy seed scone, and hint of lavender with a velvety, soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, appealing, rapid toasted fruit cake and perfumed spices finish. A super smooth and creamy wit.
Florida Beer Company Key West Southernmost Wheat Ale
86 points
Hazy light gold color. Bright, citrusy, yeasty aromas of orange pepper, salty pretzel bread, delicate herbs, and nettles and dried lavender with an even, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, relaxed crayon, clay, banana pudding, and earth finish. A funky, earthy wit.
Infamous Brewing Company "Sex a Peel" Hefeweizen
86 points
Minutely hazy old gold color. Delicate, spicy, fruity aromas of mango chutney on herb toast, coriander and mixed peppercorns, and white cranberry with a satiny, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length orange spice cake and buttered wheat toast finish. A spicy forward wheat ale with a savory backbone, not a hefeweizen though.
Muskoka Brewery "Winterweiss" Dunkel Weizen
86 points
Dark bronze color. Delicate, malty, grainy hoppy yeasty aromas and flavors of chocolate, roasted nuts, pumpernickel, and coffee with a soft, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy lemon-banana nut muffin, arugula, radish, and latte finish. A nice dunkelweizen with snappy grain character.
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Dry Hopped Berliner Weisse
86 points
Opaque cloudy gold color. Mild, citrusy, earthy toasty aromas of overripe oranges and lemons, herb nut toast, and hop pellets with a soft, puckering, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, very long lemon juice, buttery toasted oat bread and cereal, and reduced lime and nectarine finish. An interesting toasty Berliner; try with traditional syrups.
Two Roads Brewing Company No Limits Hefeweizen
86 points
Hazy gold color. Mild, phenolic aromas and flavors of rubber, wax, and mashed bananas with a soft, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a smooth, sparse plantain pudding, roasted corn in wax paper, radish sprouts, and grass finish. A dusty, waxy hefe.
Etna Brewing Co. Blackberry Blonde Wheat Ale
85 points
Hazy old gold color. Bright, attractive, fresh aromas and flavors of raspberry syrup on pancakes, banana-orange pudding, toasted nuts and granola, and orange blossoms with a satiny, soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length honeyed nut toast and lettuce finish. A refreshing, nicely balanced berry-flavored wheat ale.
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Love Struck Hefe
85 points
Nearly opaque hazy gold color. Delicate, citrusy aromas of orange bran muffin, banana chips, pink pepper, and lemon-lavender soap with a glycerous, bright, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp cinnamon bark and nutmeg pod and peppery herbs finish. A soft, herbal hefe.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Maximilian Weizenbock
85 points
Hazy medium red oak color. Lively, weird, off-putting aromas and flavors of old pot roast, stale soy, wet grain, and cole slaw with a satiny, bright, spritzy, very sweet medium body and a tingling, odd, swift nuts, banana muffin, and wafer finish.
Harpoon Brewery UFO Hefeweizen
84 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Mild, toasty aromas and flavors of banana nut muffin, sprouts, and geranium with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a tingling, buoyant nougat and radish finish. A well balanced, toasty wheat ale.
Main Street Brewing Co. 4204 Dunkelweizen
84 points
Clear copper color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of dark toasted rye, roasted corn, dried banana, and Mr. clean with a soft, bright, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk honeyed nuts and soap finish. An OK dunkel weiss for pub grub.
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale
84 points
Bright amber color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of maraschino cherry and peanut butter on toast with a lean, soft, fizzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, easy cherry cream, marzipan cookie, radish, and pepper finish. A toasty cherry-flavored beer that’s not too sweet.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
83 points
Dull golden amber color. Delicate, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of lemon poppy seed muffin, candied orange peel, and fancy French soap with a soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, buoyant mesclun, nuts, dried lavender, and clay finish. A interesting spicy summer wheat ale.
Aviator Brewing Company MadBeach Wheat Ale
81 points
Bright golden amber color. Delicate, fruity, vegetal aromas and flavors of honeyed baked peaches, succotash, sautéed spinach, and sandalwood with a silky, crisp, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, perplexing, brisk canned corn, gravel, and pepper finish.
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