HiFi Hefe

Louisiana
United States
HiFi Hefe, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Hi-Fi Hef is an adventure that starts with a traditional German Hefeweizen yeast strain that we ferment at moderate temps, resulting in complex and refined phenolics for a hint of spice and subdued fruity esters. With a deep golden hue and a pleasing density, it cleans up with a refreshing and dry finish. A Gnarly take on a Southern German Hefeweizen!

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The following beer was poured from a 12-ounce can into a 23-ounce Weizen beer glass and reviewed under the style guidelines provided by the Beer Judge Certification Program under Category 10A, German Wheat Beer.

A very fruity bouquet of mixed aromas with no one fruit dominating the profile. These esters were accompanied by sweet wheat-like malt aromatics upon initial pour.

Pale yellow in color with a medium white head. Quite turbid as these beers often are, due to the higher protein contained in malted wheat and the presence of unfiltered yeast.

Both fruity esters and clove phenols were softly perceived, which caused the balance to lean toward a grainy sweetness that understated their presence. A very subtle noble hop-like flavor led to a light dry finish.

The mouthfeel was thin as would be expected for beers brewed with high levels of wheat. A bit underconditioned for the style.

A light and refreshing wheat beer that will serve well for the upcoming summer months.

 

 

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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