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Sunny Haze - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgfair on 06-25-2011)
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Swift989

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-01-2013 05:34:24 | More by Swift989
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

07-09-2014 17:57:50 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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beertunes

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to WoodyChandler for this one. Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured the typical cloudy yellow color expected of the style, with less than 1/4 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing. With this style, I expect lots of big, fluffy white head.

The aroma was on the mild, almost bland, side of typical. Some very light yeast, but nice earthy wheat. None of the expected (and loved) banana and clove. On the tongue, the story was blandly similar. The nice wheat taste was left to carry the flavor on its own, with no support from the yeast.

The body was very thin, even for a style isn't isn't generally thick. Drinkability was good, my 12ozer was gone quickly, and I probably would have had another, if I had had another. Overall, this was a kind bland and meh example of the style. Perhaps if it were called a Pale Wheat, the number scores would have been higher. I enjoyed this brew after a 3-1/2 hour bike ride and it hit the spot nicely. I just thought it was kind of weak for a Hefe. Worth trying if you see it.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 23:14:47 | More by beertunes
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-29-2012 03:11:10 | More by wgfxkmf
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JLaws

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-25-2012 20:38:06 | More by JLaws
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-13-2011 21:17:24 | More by DeutschesBier
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SteveMi

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a weizen glass.

A - It's a slightly hazy golden straw color with pretty consistant carbonation. A moderate white head which turns into a longer lasting right lacing on the glass.

S - Lemony citrus and clove with a bit of biscuit.

T - A pretty balanced hefe. Some spicy notes pop out a bit more than I'm used to for the style. The lemon citrus and clove are present as well with a bit of a biscuity after taste. I almost think it's a little too balanced. I dont't get any of the banana at all.

M - Very light though the carbonation reminds you of it's presence. High drinkability and probably a very good middle of summer beer.

O - This is not my favorite if the style but still well crafted. One of the things I really like in Hefe's are the banana flavors that can come through and this was lacking them almost entirely.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:03:32 | More by SteveMi
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Paincane

Georgia

3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy pale golden hued unfiltered body capped by a creamy white head.
S: Nose consists of fruit, banana, clove and bubblegum.
T: Light fruit, citrus, banana & clove favors.
M: Smooth, refreshing and light brew.
O: Good Hefeweizen that is true to style.

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 00:55:30 | More by Paincane
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-06-2014 01:32:15 | More by lzepplin01
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-30-2013 20:15:06 | More by kristougher
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-06-2014 06:17:15 | More by KevMo84
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bcoutu

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-29-2013 23:10:29 | More by bcoutu
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On this, New CANned Beer Sunday, my latest thanks and gratitude go out to eli323232 for this and Second Wind, the latter of which I may not get to today. Let The CANQuest CANtinue unabated!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted in Eastern N.C."; "German Style Hefeweizen Ale"; "Peace, Love & Beer".

I had a good Crack and employed an inverted Glug as a result, ending up with a fizzy finger of bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a hazy lemon-yellow. Nose was faint, kind of lemony-citrus, but really hard to tell. At least it was not a big banana bomb. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and although it was not as big as I would prefer, it was clove ester-forward! Be still my heart! I was not head over heels in love, but I'd come back for seconds over some Hefe dogs that I have been CANfronted with in the past. Finish was dry and slightly spicy, but there was room for improvement. I am really CANflicted on this one as it had my favorite flavor profile for the style, however, it was not as intense as I would have hoped for. How to score this one ...?

Serving type: can

08-05-2012 22:10:43 | More by woodychandler
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KajII

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a hazy medium yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that diminished quickly, down to a very thin layer and a small collar of residue producing some fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a straw malt and a sweaty yeasty with notes of banana, citrus (lemon and maybe a little orange) and a hint of clove.

The taste was mildly sweet with a strong wheat presence from the beginning and then progressed with a big note of citrus and a mild hint of spice at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time and was refreshingly citrusy.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a mild creamy watery texture and had a good strong carbonation.

Overall this brew is a very light Hefeweizen that has a nice low ABV. I found it to be a very refreshing brew, which would be great for those days hanging out on the boat on a hot summer’s day...

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 15:56:32 | More by KajII
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n2185

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a pale, hazy yellow with 2 fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing

S: light spices and crystal malt up front with a biscuity yeast aroma on the finish.

T: similar to the aroma, light spices and pilsner like malts up front. Biscuit and yeast flavors finish the beer.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp and light.

O: a decent hefeweizen, it could use a bit more depth. Still, it's far from bad.

Serving type: can

06-30-2011 01:42:08 | More by n2185
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-15-2012 16:25:41 | More by NCLorax
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-30-2013 01:48:48 | More by brotherloco
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-01-2013 01:14:44 | More by LambicKing
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-06-2014 14:32:55 | More by OldhouseRecs
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw color with an uncharacteristically rapidly dissipating head.

Mild banana-clove aroma and flavor with some citrusy notes to boot.

Medium body, slight sourness on the finish.

Not sure how old this one was because while the bottles have bottled-on dates, the cans have a code I don't know and couldn't remember even if I was told, because there are various codes out there already, and it's just too much to ask a consumer to memorize them all, which I know isn't the point because these codes are used with a view of keeping consumers in the dark anyway, and congrats - it works, but the backfire is that now I don't really know if this is a lower quality product or just out of code, so I'm probably inclined not to try it again - way to go.

Serving type: can

08-30-2011 03:00:31 | More by dedrinker
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-28-2012 10:56:43 | More by carrollmel7
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2013 17:28:29 | More by Jeeb
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the can quest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, some banana. Taste is the same, wheat with mild banana, a little mild for this style. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing warm weather beer.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 20:38:17 | More by tone77
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wedge

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky pale yellow hue with a compact, creamy white head that holds briefly before settling to a slight ring. Big wheat malt and weizen yeast aromas...clove, bubblegum, pear, and dried banana. Phenolic clove and spicy yeast flavors over a bit of banana sweetness and a faint lemon citrus note. Snappy wheat and some creaminess. Light bodied and a little lifeless in the mouth carbonation-wise, but crisp. Not bad - if I see this on tap over the summer I'll grab one to see if a super-fresh sample is any different (there's no date stamp, so I'm not sure how old this is).

Serving type: can

05-25-2012 22:58:41 | More by wedge
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a Hefe glass. Nice head forms but less than I expect from a Hefe. Slightly cloudy yellow gold. Some but not much lacing.

S: Minimal aroma

T: A classic Hefe taste of bananas and cloves.

M: Light to moderate mouthfeel

O:I doubt I will repeat this one. I think SN Kellerweis is a better option.

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 19:15:10 | More by JimKal
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Sunny Haze from Mother Earth Brewing
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