The Love - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by mpyle:
2.76/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pale gold color, slightly hazy. Pours a big mousy white head, creamy and long lasting.
Crisp, slightly hoppy aroma, but fairly clean. Honestly smells more like a German lager than a hefeweizen.
Somewhat sweet with a little bit of clove initially, develops a tartness midmouth and carries a sweet-tart flavor into the finish. Didn't see any date on the bottle, but really tastes like it might be past its peak. I've had it on draft in the Crozet, VA area before and remember liking it more. Some oxidation character, with an unpleasant bitterness on the tongue in the finish.
MF - quite thin body, and moderate carbonation. Carbonation on the low side for the style.
Overall - The example in front of me is not a good hefeweizen. I think it is somewhat old and possibly oxidized, so take my review with a grain of salt.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2013 23:47:38 | More by mpyle
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2.69/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
DATE REVIEWED: July 18, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner weizen... OCCASION: beautiful camp day to a close...APPEARANCE: cloudy golden yellow body with generally large bubbles at the bottom of the glass; quickly flattening head--zero left behind, creating a bald brew... AROMA: banana and bubblegum--a yeast strain that is a bit clean for a hefe... some clove late... PALATE: crisp, reasonably medium-bodied; swift aftertaste; not really unfiltered... TASTE: yeasty banana, and yet not too flavorful; slightly acidic, but rather smooth overall, missing the rougher, more natural flavor profile of a hefe... OVERALL: refreshing on the deck at Friday 5 pm, yes--flavorful enough to distinguish itself or hold interest, no...enough to be a hefe, definitely not; the sampler hit on two of four (the IPA and pils) and struggles elsewhere...
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 02:18:04 | More by dacrza1
The Love from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.