Golden Road Hefeweizen

California
United States
Golden Road - Hefeweizen
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Golden Road Hefeweizen was brewed with a Californian twist — the addition of dried, locally grown, organic citrus to a Bavarian classic. After the initial banana and clove, expect tart citrus, a medium body and a dry finish that will leave you thinking about that next sip.

Profile

ABV: 
4.6%
IBUs: 
15
Hops: 
German Tradition, Cascade, Northern Brewer
Malts: 
Two-Row, Malted Wheat, Unmalted Wheat, Honey Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Hefeweizen is very true to style -- highlighting the classical flavors of esters, phenolics, and malted wheat while restraining hops throughout. The aroma begins with a nearly even balance of medium-light bubblegum ester, clove phenolic, and bready wheat. Sporting a typical Hefeweizen haze, this golden beer holds a long-lasting, mousse-like white head. The flavor of the beer holds a similar balance to the aroma, with moderate bready and grainy wheat, bubblegum esters with a hint of banana, and clove phenolics. The beer finishes with a light bitterness, a lingering bready malt, and clove phenolics. Again, this beer has all of the classic elements of a Hefeweizen in perfect harmony.