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Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss - Arbor Brewing Company

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 07-30-2002)
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s: smells like a hefe! light clove and honey.

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Appearance: It's hard to speak to this one since I had it in a sampler. It's definitely hazy, but the head was minimal and died quickly after pouring. Normally hefeweizen heads stick around a little longer. This could have been improved. It also looked like they didn't have any weizen glasses at the bar (everything is served in something that looks like a Maßkrug, depending on size), so not sure that's necessarily a positive thing either.

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Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss from Arbor Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.