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Five-Hole Winter Wheat - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Five-Hole Winter Wheat
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 6.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Maumee Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer, which was brewed for the Toledo Walleye team, is the American version of a Dunkel Weizen. It has a cloudy brown color with only slight hop characteristics. The caramel and toasted malt flavors blend nicely with the slight fruit esters of the beer. You might just leave your goal unattended to finish another one of these beers!

(Beer added by: Brenden on 11-26-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

MBBC's been doing a lot of themed beers lately, and mixing up their lineup with newly brewed beers this past year while keeping only a few regulars on tap. This one was brewed to celebrate the Walleye, Toledo's minor league hockey team.

It's a murky, somewhat opaque red-brown in color, pretty standard as I understand the style. Clouded, I assume it's unfiltered. A tan head is thinnish, not large, but has staying power and leaves creamy lacing in spots.
The nose gives me notes of dates and figs, a nip of alcohol, light caramel and toffee sweetness to go along with the fruits, and a bready/biscuity element. A light earthiness aids in balance. Hop bitterness is low, but present in more floral and leafy notes.
From the profile, I'm wondering as I sip this if English hops or malts are used here along with American. It has a slightly spicy, earthier taste, but what really gets me is the strong tea-like character. It's not as sweet as the aroma, opting instead for earthier and the herbal notes. Hops come through a bit more and the finish is dry.
I found the body to be a bit too thin and light, and the herbal dryness in the finish can't be sustained so well by it.

Brenden, Nov 26, 2012
Five-Hole Winter Wheat from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.