Straight Up Hefe - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by akorsak:
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 1L growler, filled on Friday. Happy New Year.
A: The hefe is light, a golden color that verges towards the paler straw end of the spectrum. Definintely unfiltered, a mild haziness settles itself over the ale. A small band of white head precariously hangs on the sides of the glass.
S: Wheat and phenols stand out. The wheat is grainy with a mild lemon aroma. The phenols are bubblegum and banana. The aromas waft out of the glass and travel far, reaching me from the side table.
T: More clove in the taste, anisey. The ale also brings more wheat, a tarter aspect. Mid-sip a medicinal flavor pops up unexpectedly before disappearing. Banana comes up later in each sip, pushing away that medicinal aspect. Grains last, breadiness with just a faint phenolic sweetness.
M: Drinkable, low on alcohol, and another step in the right direction for Pizza Boy.
Serving type: growler
01-01-2012 18:36:03 | More by akorsak
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3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.
A - Pours light golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. A beautiful looking beer.
S - Smells of bready wheat, pale grains, lemon zest, banana, and some very light clove spice. This one lacks some of the traditional aroma's for a Hefe but still smells pretty good.
T - Plenty of wheat initially slowly giving way to a mix of lemons, clove, pale grain, earthy hops, and some banana. This one still doesn't have all the typical flavors of a Hefe but it still had plenty going for it to keep me interested till the finish.
M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice light feel combines with the low ABV. to make this one very drinkable.
O - A decent enough wheat beer but I actually love the watermelon version of this so much more.
Serving type: on-tap
01-09-2012 22:11:54 | More by orangesol
Straight Up Hefe from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.