Queen's Weiss

Georgia
United States
Queen's Weiss by Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A traditional Hefeweizen designed on a Bavarian water profile.  A simple light bodied ale, with a high wheat content to give crispness and a cloudy pale yellow color.  Subtle noble hop bitterness is present.  The star is the yeast, one of the oldest strains in the world, which is specially treated to give bright clove and banana flavors, with a subtle pink bubble gum aftertaste.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
38°
Hops: 
Hallertauer
Malts: 
German Pilsener, German Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Queen’s Weiss by Arches Brewing is a Hefeweizen and was judged as a Weissbier (BJCP sub-style 10A).  It poured orange and cloudy into the glass where it quickly displayed a thick and fairly lasting white head. Its aroma included citrus and more pronounced clove notes.  

The flavor profile also featured heavy clove and some milder wheat malt and banana flavors plus light hop bitterness to balance. The body was somewhat fuller than expected for style producing a richness on the palate -- atypical for Weissbiers. The mouthfeel also included residual and lasting pre-astringent clove notes and a dry finish. Overall this beer drank like a fuller-bodied example of a Weissbeer, but not unpleasantly so. Drinkability was moderately high though many imbibers might limit themselves to 1-2 pints before moving on to something else. Overall, this was a refreshing, flavorful, and well-brewed beer.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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