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Top Heavy Hefeweizen - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-23-2003)
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5.5% ABV. Cloudy and gold in color. Thick white fluffy head. Good retention. A few patches of lace left on the glass. Looks pretty tasty.

A whiff of tartness in the nose up front. A bit of clove and bubblegum. Pretty nice aroma here.

Tart up front with a bit of banana and bubblegum. Just a bit of earthy hops to balance things out.

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A - Cloudy, medium color of gold with a slight orange tint. Pretty good sized, creamy, thick, fluffy, white head. Good retention that settles into a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Some banana along with a good amount of malted wheat aroma. Good amount of clove and some other spice and a fair amount of vanilla present.

T - Good amount of malted wheat and bready flavors. Fair amount of banana present, although it isn't the most banana forward Hefeweizen. Faint bubblegum taste toward the finish. A touch of lemon and yeast tartness along with a slight tangy taste.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A bit of a zesty and tingly feel.

D - Very drinkable beer with a nice refreshing feel and a fair amount of zesty taste. Overall a very refreshing beer.

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Piece Brewery Top Heavy Hefeweizen served on tap

Appearance: Small head with a cloudy golden body.

Smell: Strong wheat

Taste: Wheat, yeast, and slight spice.

It is very refined and smooth. It is also very flavorful and not heavy. It's a very good hefeweizen.

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Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Continuing my march through Piece's offerings. This one pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, light orange peel, and vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, complete with a veritable blast of bananas and cream. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth-as-hell feel. Overall, a very strong hefe, possibly the highlight of my visit today.

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This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a lingering cap of foam. The aroma is of cloves, banana, and tangy wheat. The taste is full of banana with cloves in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better American versions of a hefe. I could easily drink this all summer long.

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Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick white head that fades to a thin cap with minimal lacing.

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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