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The Love - Starr Hill Brewery

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326 Ratings
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Love is an unfiltered wheat beer, also known as a hefeweizen. It is distinguished by its extremely light body and flavored with hints of banana and clove. A slice of lemon can complement this refreshing brew.

9 IBU

(Beer added by: mentor on 01-12-2008)
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BrewsCrewSA

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4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one's now available at the Total Wine in Orlando, FL.

A - Poured a pale (almost straw) gold with very little carbonation and no real head to speak of. Kind of disappointing in terms of appearance, but that's okay, I don't admire this beer for its appearance.

S - Faint quaffs of malts, oats and cereal. Does not have a strong scent or bouquet, so I won't elaborate.

T - Ripe bananas through and through. Kind of like the tartness of banana pudding, and not just for comparison's sake but that's what I taste from beginning to end. Aftertaste of toasted whole wheat bread. Delicious - I'd make this my standard hefe just because of my present location.

M - Thoroughly refreshing, very good! It's not overly carbonated so it's extremely smooth. It's very good when it's cold, and this does not take away any of the flavor. It's a taste I'd personally go back to, and I'm not a huge fan of the style. Interesting that they didn't label this as a hefe but rather, a wheat beer (same thing) while I'm on the subject.

D - I especially enjoyed how drinkable this beer is. It'd be pretty easy for me to put a few of these down.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 23:22:50 | More by BrewsCrewSA
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The Love from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.