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Starr Hill The Love

Judges Rating: 
86
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Bright aromatics of citrus, pear and apple marry with a light grainy note and a faint hint of spice. Although commonly associated with the Hefeweizen style, banana and clove characteristics were nearly completely absent. This is clearly more of an American Wheat than a German one. There is tartness up front with a slight spiciness and light lemon flavor before giving way to a huge sweetness in the finish, which nears cloying. It seems like the low carbonation enhances this sweetness. The wheat character in this beer is quite pleasant. All-in-all, this is a good beer for a hot summer day and would be much better if it could be made a little drier.

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