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Big Bend Hefeweizen

June, 2016
Judges Rating: 
85
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

The aroma of this Hefeweizen had hints of banana and cloves -- an indication of a proper German hefeweizen. The pour had the appearance of a beautiful straw-colored brew, and was quite cloudy and hazy due to the unfiltered process. The flavor had hints of banana and cloves again alongside a light malt/wheat backbone. I wish these flavors could be a little more pronounced rather than just having a slight hint of some of these wonderful qualities. The body and mouthfeel of this beer was light and refreshing, but again, this beer suffered from low carbonation whereas the best examples should be highly carbonated and effervescent. Nevertheless, this was a nice attempt at a true hefeweizen.

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