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June 2018 - Best Wheat Ale

June 2018 - Best Wheat Ale
This month's Beer feature is Best Wheat Ale

Best Wheat Ale Reviews

August Schell Brewing Co. Schells Hefeweizen
93 points
Bright yellow color. Savory, umami aromas and flavors of tapioca and banana pudding, toasted banana nut and pretzel breads, and water chestnut and bamboo shoot with a satiny, bright, effervescent, fruity medium body and a seamless, captivating, long delicate spiced nuts and minerals finish. A delicious and elegantly styled hefeweizen that is a pleasure to drink.
August Schell Brewing Co. Framboise du Nord Flavored Berliner Weisse
93 points
Cloudy red oak color. Aromas and flavors of freshly pureed raspberries, candied lemon peel, lemon vinaigrette marinated artichoke hearts, and raspberry tea with a supple, racy, spritzy, sourish medium-to-full body and a complex, very long roasted Brussels sprouts and kennebec potatoes, gherkins and cocktail onion, pickled melon, rhubarb and root vegetables, and hibiscus-lilac mineral water finish. A fantastically pure and complex raspberry flavored Berliner Weisse with enchanting and mouthwatering savory notes.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holy Moses White Ale
93 points
Bright golden yellow color. Citrusy, savory aromas and flavors of quesadillas, lemon pepper bread, dried banana, and five spice with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length orange banana soufflé, lightly spiced nuts, and watercress and sprouts finish. A very tasty, refreshing, not too spicy witbier for summer crushing.
Hofmühl Zerberus Doppelbock
93 points
Cloudy amber color. Aromas and flavors of spicy frosted banana cake, lemon pepper muffin, and pickled root and cruciform vegetables with a creamy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, medium-long banana creme brulee, spiced nuts, white chocolate rice bar, and kale finish. A remarkably vibrant and subtle weizenbock with fine flavor and a graceful style.
Damm Brewery Inedit
92 points
Bright golden yellow color. Attractive, citrusy aromas of orange soufflé, jasmine and lemon blossoms, lemon poppyseed muffin, and spiced nuts with a supple, full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long lemon tea with cream, lemon cake, and hint of clay finish. A delicious, lemony witbier with delicate spiciness and stupendous drinkability.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cloud Cutter Ale
92 points
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lemon soufflé and scone, cracked green pepper, pine, and lip balm with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long citrus peels, pepper, and radicchio finish. A hoppy wheat ale with a refreshing summer-style.
Hofmühl Weissbier
92 points
Hazy old gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of honeyed banana nut muffin, honeycomb, bread pudding, and hint of crayon and marker with a velvety, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long spiced nut brittle, cheese Danish, lettuce, and minerals finish. A picture perfect hefe with delicate enveloping flavors and an exquisitely fine and silky texture.
Hofmühl Weissbier Dunkel
92 points
Hazy medium brown color. Attractive, savory aromas and flavors of croque monsieur on pumpernickel, spiced banana chips, cocoa, and teriyaki jerky with a round, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long chocolate nougat bar, bibb lettuce and spouts, and spiced dried fruits finish. A delightful interplay of sweet, meaty and savory make this dunkel stand out from the crowd.
August Schell Brewing Co. Basin of Attraction Dry Hoped Berliner Weisse
91 points
Nearly opaque cloudy gold color. Aromas and flavors of pureed root vegetables, lemon spritzed peaches, brown butter on sourdough, and peach kombucha with a supple, tart, effervescent, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long reduced lemon and kumquat, kale and blood orange salad, and hint of paprika finish. A clean, robust and mouthwatering Berliner Weisse that whets the appetite.
Hofmühl Weissbier Leicht
90 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Roasted aromas of rye banana bread, dark roasted nuts, waxy honeycomb, and cream cheese with a soft, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long wheat wafer, banana custard, and sprouts finish. A great lighter style hefe that is amazingly crushable.
pFriem Wit
88 points
Wit
Bright yellow straw color. Spicy, savory aromas and flavors of Moroccan orange spice cake, banana bread, and polenta with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-long wafer cookie, kiwi marmalade, romaine and apple salad, and zucchini finish. A nicely polished and table-friendly witbier with a subtle range of flavors.
UFO Pineapple Hefeweizen
88 points
Old gold color. Candied, tropical aromas of crushed pineapple, pineapple-lemon sherbet, tropical lifesaver and fruit stripe gum, and macadamia cookie with a round, crisp, fizzy, light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy piña colada almond milk shake, buttered toast with lemon curd, wheat wafer, and jicama finish. A pleasant pineapple wheat beer for summer sessions
UFO Pink Lemonade Shandy
86 points
Hazy steely pink color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon drink mix, buttery toasted lemon bread, and bit of fruit punch gum with a round, tangy, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk lemonade, pink grapefruit, and buttered toast finish. A candied yet dry shandy; a fun poolside beverage.
Brewster Bros Brewing Co Tilden Weizen Hefeweizen
84 points
Bright gold color. Vegetal aromas of honeyed toasted zucchini nut bread, banana chips, and hint of stewed hominy and okra with a supple, bright, bubbly, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long banana nut muffin, creamy bread pudding, wheat wafer, and cucumber finish. A soft and fruity hefeweizen that is sure to please.
Deschutes Brewery American Wheat Ale
84 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Vegetal aromas of boiled mustard greens and asparagus, overripe bananas, and corn pudding with a supple, light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long lemon custard tart, kale with peppercorn croutons, grapefruit pith, and melon finish. A hoppy wheat ale with a savory backbone.
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series 64: Weizenbot
84 points
Minutely hazy copper color. Aromas and flavors of toasted fruit bread, spiced nuts, and molasses cookie with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length citrus salad, buttery praline, and pepper finish. A nice and lively weizenbock that will sing at the table.
Port Huron Brewing Company Hefeweizen
84 points
Cloudy golden amber color. Rustic, vegetal aromas of baked beans and spinach, toasted banana nut bread, hint of salted pork, and bread dough and spent grain with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, breezy communion wafers, nougat, radish spouts, and Italian lemon ice finish. A savory, rustic hefe for the table.
COOP Ale Works Elevator Wheat Ale
83 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Funky aromas and flavors of roasted corn and yams, sourdough egg sandwich, banana poppyseed muffin, and waxy fallen apple with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, brisk wheat wafer, overripe jicama and plantain, watercress, and peppered nutskin finish. A light and savory hefeweizen for the table.
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