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Ünshadowed - Ale Asylum

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: XmnwildX12 on 11-22-2013

This classic German Hefeweizen is soft and uber refreshing. It is light golden in color, with a hazy appearance. It has a hint of bananas and cloves in the aroma, and a tantalizing sweetness in the finish. If a dewy Spring meadow had a flavor, Unshadowed would be that flavor. At 5.5%, it’s a perfect session beer whether you’re joining us on our patio or taking some home to yours.
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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a brilliany white one finger fluffy head.
S- Banana and yeast makes smell awesome.
T-Thin and refreshing with dull banana taste.
F- Not as smooth as foreign counterpart.
O- ok.

Photo of redleg411
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the basic description. A light hazy golden color with a nice foamy head.
Definitely a bit of banana in the aroma. Very drinkable. If I had any complaint it would be that the flavor falls off quickly as it moves through your mouth. But still good.

Photo of barczar
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Head retention leaves something to be desired.

Aroma is wheaty, with clove, peach, and tangerine esters. A hint of banana surfaces late. There's a bit of a minerally character.

Flavor is less fruity than the aroma leads you to believe. There's some muddled citrus that hits initially, followed by wheat and biscuity malt, with clove rounding out the moderately dry finish. Pear esters surface late.

It's a bit overcarbonated, lifting those esters off the palate before they can be enjoyed.

Not the most complex ester profile, but a refreshing, drinkable brew.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid hefe! Big banana notes, from the nose to the taste. Hints of lemon and cloves help to underpin the banana-crazy flavors here. Looks great, an unfiltered, hay like appearance that makes this an inviting brew. A refreshing spring/summer beer that could easily be a go-to session choice.

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlacementSix
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philb89
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Much more bitter than anticipated.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

great flavor on this hefe, very traditional with the yeast, light enough in body, but still creamy in feel like i like in the style, but it has some weaknesses. its way under carbonated, and flat hefeweizen just cant work, no matter how good it tastes, its an irreconcilable contradiction, and it manifests itself in an ugly way here, because this beer tastes delicious. i had it on tap, so maybe its not an issue with the beer so much as the system it was poured through, but nevertheless, it paints the beer in a less flattering light than it likely deserves. nice clean banana flavor in here, fresh wheat malt is light, and there is a creaminess to it, not thick, still really sessionable, but its not watery in any way. if it had even moderate carbonation it would be a much better beer. the worst i have had from these guys, its hard to even say anything negative here because all of their other beer has been so wonderful, but this needs a tune up in terms of feel. flavors are solid though, no issues there, it just doesnt warm up all that well either, but thats common for a hefe. id like to try it in a a bottle to compare.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +5%

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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of RossMaxwellWAPL
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Light, fruity flavor. Almost a bubblegum taste.

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Ünshadowed from Ale Asylum
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