The Love - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by obywan59:
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: 3.25 S: 2.75 T: 2.00 M: 3.5 O: 2.75
Part of a mixed 12 pack.
Pours straw yellow to pale orange depending on the background Pure white 4 finger head that recedes quickly leaving small patches of lacing. Carbonation is evident. Rather clear when the sediment is left in the glass. Lightly hazy otherwise.
Smell initially is the typical banana and cloves, but then comes the aroma of grapefruit in decline.
The taste makes me crinkle up my nose. Tart. Bordering on sour. The bitterness is off too. Perhaps something is amiss.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium bodied, with a light prickle of carbonation. Very drying. Slight burn on the way down.
Overall, the taste is the worst aspect of this sampling. As a few others have experienced, this beer appears to be in sad decline. I will edit my review on sampling a fresher offering.
born on date: 8/15/13.
Pretty much the same as before, except it's more murky. I can't see through it at all. Another 4 finger head that recedes quickly leaving a few fleeting patches of light lacing before disappearing completely except for a very thin ring around the glass. 2nd bottle was borderline transparent, not as murky.
Clean aroma of wheat, banana, clove, and spice with light citrus.
Clean again. Banana and cloves. Starts out somewhat sweet, but a light tartness then rises to match, accompanied by an almost imperceptible bitterness. Typical hefeweizen. Nothing exceptional, but very pleasing nonetheless.
Again, it seems thicker than average. Approaching medium bodied. Peppery upfront with a light creaminess. Decent burn in the throat for a 4.6. Slightly drying with light syrup in the end.
Very quaffable. It would make a good session beer. Easy drinking and pleasant in aroma, taste, and feel. A huge improvement over my original sampling.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2013 01:43:34 | More by obywan59
More User Reviews:
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.