Lake Placid Hefeweizen - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
A : pours a hazy and bright yellow with a tinge of orange. Big fluffy white head. Super lacing on all sides.
S : smells of German hefe yeast, bananas and cloves, a bit of lemon zest and black pepper undertones. Not sure how to explain it but smells fresh.
T : super bready with a bunch of yeast and citrus. Finishes wet, clean and banana flavored. A bit peppery as well.
M : light to medium bodied And clean finishing.
An ok hefe but nothing making me jump out of my chair. A good summer brew
06-23-2011 22:47:53 | More by Thads324
3.44/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in hefe glass at 45 degrees F.
And from the bottle at 40 degrees F. (My preference)
Appearance - Golden yellow, straw color. Wheaty and cloudy, but looks boring and flat. Okay head when poured, but falls apart quickly.
Smell - Malts: roasty, toasty, biscuity. Hops: herbal, spicy, very citrusy.
Taste - Missing the banana flavor I want in a hefeweizen. This one is more citrusy, and quite sour, which is a decent trade-off. Wheat flavor is overpowered, but there.
Mouthfeel - Passes smoothly onto the palate. Light carbonation is nice, and draws the citrus notes together. Refreshing and biting.
Overall - I've had better hefeweizen, without a doubt. This one's not too bad, but it's also a little tired and boring.
01-24-2013 20:52:01 | More by PatrickFromJersey
3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured into a Maredsous goblet. Because, hey, why the hell not?
A: Man, there ain't no polite way to say something looks like urine. And not even a regular day's pee, but really dark like when you're hungover and dehydrated. I'd usually expect something a little lighter from a hefe. Even the head was more off-white than white.
S: Spicy cloves and a bit of hay. Lacking in bannannerness.
T: Yep, 'nanner notes take a backseat to relatively heavy clove spice and mild wheat background.
M: Creamy. Bubbly. Etc.
O: Nice. Leave it in the bottle and enjoy.
10-04-2012 02:02:10 | More by DirtyPenny
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured hazy orange with a tall fluffy head. It's a slightly maltier hefe, but still true to the style - there's just a litle more biscuit it to it. There's a bready note similar to very mild oxidation, but I don't think that's what it is and it's not a bad flavor. The banana is pretty minimal, but there's a pleasant spicy clove character. Worth a try.
08-07-2011 00:55:06 | More by tempest
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
A: Quite orangey, dark golden with very decent haze (darker end of color spectrum for style). Fluffy off-white head pops up to okay size but falls fast. A few bubbles a visible even with the haze. Lacing is rather sparse.
S: Banana and cloves – leaning a bit more to the banana. Bready & sweet. Rather than distinctly wheaty, there is a fair amount of malt and even some caramel. And, Is that diacetyl? No hops. Minimal yeast.
T: Banana more restrained and cloves just a touch more forward. Sweet, bready base is a little doughy and more clearly wheat. But there is also the light cystal too and yes indeed there is some noticeable diacetyl. I really like it in there 46er ale but it is distracting in this one. Mild yeast note in the background that grows softly peppery or even spicey. Or maybe that might be tied in with the slight herbal (mostly) hop impression that builds into the mix. I believe I am also getting a slight bit of oxidation. The hefe I had at the brew pub had neither the diacetyl nor the oxidation.
M: Body is about medium, maybe just under. Carbonation is matched and then just a frogs hair more. No tartness at all – it stays pretty sweet with a clean and even finish.
D: Fair and pleasant drinking from the bottle, but it was quite a bit better on tap. I was looking forward to this review after sampling it at the pub. In fairness, the bottle could be old. Got to get the hefes fresh, can’t be having no old hefes.
09-22-2011 00:05:14 | More by SickGnar
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
12oz bottle from Bessette's Canton NY for 8.99$/6pack
Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains/wheat, banana, light citrus, clove
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemons/oranges and some bananas. There is also a bit of a honey sweetness and some corn and a clove spiciness. It ends with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.
Overall – Good not great.. It seems to be lacking a bit of a fruity punch. It's more on the bready/grainy side of things which leaves it a little boring. Still very drinkable and above average.
08-03-2012 23:44:49 | More by spinrsx
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a hazy copper body with golden hues and a thin off white head that quickly disappears.
Aromas consist of yeast, clove and faint citrus hops as well as banana.
The flavor is a bit spicier with clove, a touch of herbal spices, yeast, and citrus.
Medium in body with medium carbonation and a cloying finish.
Darker than its traditional counterparts and hopper as well but a nice American twist to this German style.
06-21-2012 02:31:43 | More by CHADMC3
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Pours a cloudy golden with a nice white head. decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is of yeast,clove and banana. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of tart fruits with nice malty finish. Hints of bubblegum, and banana through out. Nice.
07-17-2011 01:02:31 | More by riversider76
Lake Placid Hefeweizen from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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