Otway Organic Blueberry Hefeweizen - Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
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3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
Pours amber with a small white head.
Nose shows artificial blueberry and little else...
Same thing in the way of flavours, blueberry dominating, although a little banana, wheat and bubblegum shows too. Pretty subtle though.
Good low carbonation works well.
06-20-2011 01:42:56 | More by CrazyDavros
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours a cloudy opaque pale straw with a slight pinkish tinge. Some whispy head on the top and a decent ring of foamy lace left behind around the outside. Looks slightly odd, but not bad at all.
Smells very sweet and tangy, almost candy-esque, with a big fruitiness, actually lots of raspberry on there but a good touch of blueberry as well. Maybe even some pineapple? It's all fruity and tangy, anyway, and really quite nice.
Big fruit hit on the assault, lots of blueberry with a fruit skin sweet/bitter mixture as it travels to the mid. Slight grain note on the mid with a touch of wheat and yeah, fresh blueberry flavour, slight tartness with a mild banana ester from the weizen yeast. Fruity, tangy, refreshing. Interesting and well-infused palate to create all the right odd notes here and there.
Full body with a fair amount of texture, yeah nice and suits the flavour very well.
I hesitate to be unnecessarily critical, but this is a big surprise from Otway. I have grown not to expect anything decent from them and this is an odd one, but it works. Really nicely constructed beer, good job.
02-17-2011 10:46:44 | More by laituegonflable
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
On tap at the Local Taphouse's GABS festival.
Pours a cloudy pale white; very light, almost like a witbier. Fine collar of foam, but not much retention in the head. Sudsy lacing, light in a body. Looks ok.
Big artificial blueberry candy character on the nose. Sout, sharp, and fruity, with some weird slightly smoky grain overtones, or maybe phenols and esters from the yeast. Really interesting.
Taste almost works. Fruity and fresh blueberry notes on the front, along with bubblegum from the wheat and yeast mixes into some kind of candy wonderland. Finish brings a bit of yeast and light astringency, which is the only drawback. Feel is smooth and clear.
Actually ends up being a pretty good beer. Easy drinking, with some very interesting characters. I'm always a bit unimpressed with Otway's beers, but they've come up with something interesting here.
02-27-2011 04:38:36 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
This brew pours a murky pale straw hue with average carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head and little lacing,the smell is outright blueberries and bubblegum,the mouthfeel is light bodied and has tastes of mainly blueberries,candied wheat,bubblegum and blueberries and overall this would be a very pleasant summer non memorable drop but if you really like blueberries i may be mistaken.
06-30-2011 07:56:25 | More by ADZA
3.88/5 rDev +6%
Somewhat clear straw colour with a large white head.Good head retention.
Good, strong blueberry aroma. Not a lot else but it works.
Strong combination of blueberry and banana flavour. No real phenols. A touch fruit heavy for a hefeweizen in my opinion.
Silky smooth body with quite low carbonation. A touch more crispness would help.
A tasty and well balanced beer. Possibly the best I've had from Otway.
02-18-2011 08:52:50 | More by dgilks
Otway Organic Blueberry Hefeweizen from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.