Old World Hefeweizen - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Reviews by johnnieoz:
1.78/5 rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
This is marketed and labelled as an Old World Hefeweizen, and thus it is reviewed as such.
A: The pour into a tall glass at first results in a nice, golden cloudy Hefe look. Carbonation appears ample and the fluffy head is just right. Until it begins to disappear a little too quickly.
S: I feared this, lemon...and lots of it. There was no indication of it on the bottle but you never know. I do not like this in any wheat beer, least of all in an "Old World" (ie German) Hefe. All the clove, all the banana, all the bread...nowhere to be smelled.
T: The smell is, unfortunately, indicative of the taste. This is not for me.
M: Some carbonation.
D: At first I was simply disappointed, but gradually this is becoming a candidate for my first official drain pour.
I enjoyed Bootlegger's Alt-style brew a few days ago, but this one is not sitting well at all.
PS I just opened a biere blanche/witbier from Brittany, France to cleanse the palate. It is brewed with the usual spices (coriander and orange peel), but their presense is the opposite of this beer's lemon madness: subtle and integral to the taste.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2009 19:32:48 | More by johnnieoz
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