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Blue Heron - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
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Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The description on their website was written before they got their beers on the market. In the end, they decided to filter this and make it a kristalweizen for reasons such as keeping the yeast from scaring people away and issues with the yeast settling in the keg. Still, it’s a tasty little beer with respectable bubblegum esters. It’s on the darker side of the weizen group, but nothing so dark as to kick it out of style.

aracauna, Mar 26, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a cloudy dark gold color with a head that dissipated quickly. It had a faint floral smell. The taste was malty with a fruity aftertaste reminiscent of Belgian beers. It was medium bodied and slightly creamy. This is a very drinkable beer that isn’t too filling.

barefootbrewer, Aug 05, 2006
Photo of woodychandler
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a big, two finger, bone-white head boiling with carbonation upon arrival, but with low retention. The color was a pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was very fruity, like JuicyFruit gum. The mouthfeel was somewhat light with a hefewiezen sweetness in the mouth. The finish had a faint sweet quality that lingered, along with a graininess that seemed mildly interesting.

woodychandler, Jan 21, 2008
Photo of JHeskew
4/5  rDev +12%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of drawsmcgraw
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on the MS gulf coast from a supermarket in a "party pig". This concept is new to me: 2.25 gallons, can be treated like a party ball but there's no tap and it will last until you finish it. Plus, it came in a box. Kind of like wine-in-a-box, but so much better.

Imagine a clear, clean hefeweizen color mixed with a light amber color, and you get what's in my glass. A bit darker than what you may expect, as others have said, but still clear and aesthetically pleasing, leaving just a tiny, tiny bit of head once it settles.

The nose is average, stopping just after a playful tease of what should be offered in a hefeweizen. Unfortunately, the taste is what you'd expect from it: a hint of clove & banana, but pulled away just as you start to enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, this is a palettable beer, but it's just lacking. This may be a tragic result of the 5% law in the state of Mississippi. Maybe if they were allowed to have just a bit more alcohol, some more of the flavor could come out?

A sip from the glass feels cool and crisp in the mouth at first, but is a bit sluggish in the end and lingers for a bit. Seems to be missing that clean snap that I'm looking for.

While the numbers aren't exactly stellar, I still must applaud Lazy Magnolia for pretty much pioneering the art of brewing in MS. Here's to improvement and better times for them in the future.

drawsmcgraw, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of GuinnessHero
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a Party Pig of this at the local Sav-A-Center.

A - A clear but dark yellow color, very little head after the first pour out of the party pig.

S - Average, nothing special. Hops fill the nose with a delightful odor, but nothing special.

T - Wow the look does not do it justice. A fruity taste at the beginning, with a beautiful taste of hops in the background.

M - Coats the throat and pallet with a nice flavor that lingers around for quite some time.

D - This is dangerous stuff, you could down many many of these in one session. It's upwards with the perfect combination of taste and drinkability.

Being this is a local brewery, I always have to support Lazy Magnolia. They make wonderful beer and the rest have been just as good. Support this brewery at all costs as it is a great small brewery and will continue to prosper.

GuinnessHero, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of pojo41
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At first taste I had a hight opinion of this beer. NIce clear gold color with a thin head. Very good aroma of banana and bubblegum. Good flavor of same.
However, the more I have had the more I have noticed a strange after taste. Also, it always seems to be under carbonated. A thin mouthfeel seems to be characteric too. Good flavor but, could use some tweaking.

pojo41, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of biggmike
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fine example of a Kristal Weisen. Poured an attractive dark gold with creamy white head that it didn't retain. Lacing was minimal. Good mouthfeel, and tasted a little like a witbier to me. Flavor has notes of honey and citrus. Carbonation seemed a little too light to me. Good beer.

biggmike, Jul 21, 2007
Blue Heron from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.