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Sunny Haze - Mother Earth Brewing

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83 Ratings

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

A truly sunny light lemon yellow colored brew, with an opaque looking appearance. Head is bleach white. Foamy. Three fingers off the pour an falls quickly with a sudsy appearance.

Nose has some peanut butter like senses. Dang crazy yeast strain. Spicy lemon and herb from the bouquet comes as well. Different. But enjoyable.

Palate comes with a slightly wet mouthfeel. Flat somewhat tonic and club soda like carbonation, hinting some nice spritzy lemon qualities to match on the palate. Malt chewy qualities seem to be a little weak, but there's a good amount of spicy clove and nutmeg character coming out which makes it quite distinct on the palate.

Overall decent, perhaps not my ideal Hefe, but it will do.

smakawhat, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

brotherloco, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

davemathews68, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +7%

KevinGordon, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Jeeb, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Swift989
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Swift989, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

kristougher, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +7%

lupercmda, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Zach136, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Keith_R, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of TheOriginal
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beverage impressed me. I am a big fan of the style and was surprised to find this great one produced locally, and from a can.

Pours hazy and bright yellow/golden hazy color. Head is not thick and does not leave much lacing although some is present. Smell is strong of sweet "bubblegum" and banana's. Good, strong and pleasant lighter aroma to this beer.

Taste is great, rellay smooth and on the lighter side with light carbonation.

This beer will definitely be one of my regulars now. Highly suggest purchasing or acquiring this beer.

TheOriginal, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Daniellobo, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can from Bottle Revolution, Raleigh

a: agitated in the can, this hefe pours into my mason jar pint a hazy hay-golden in color, an initial push of white head quickly recedes to only a thin ring and surface layer

s: wheat malt structure with a slight fruit-sugar sweetness, yeasty bubblegum, banana, candied citrus, grape, papery noble hops, smells great

m: carbonation moderate-high, composed of small bubbles and lively, body lighter but with a nice heft from the yeast and sugars - not thin

t: wheat malt body with a range of yeasty hefe flavors - bubblegum, tropical fruits, sweet orange, underripe banana - none particularly assertive but combining to a really nice, full flavor, perfectly balanced sweetness, papery noble hop flavors, cleaning up in the finish with a crisp but mild bittering

o: a high quality hefe with lots going on, ideally I like a little more yeast and complexity in mine, but that's nitpicking - the balance here is excellent - and yay for more NC beers in cans

blackie, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kell50, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

nmann08, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of carolinared
4/5  rDev +7%

carolinared, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of LambicKing
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

LambicKing, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of SteveMi
3.03/5  rDev -19%
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.

SteveMi, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Keyportnick
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Keyportnick, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of 4runner4ever
4.75/5  rDev +27%

4runner4ever, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Trask for this brew

A- a hazy light golden wheat color. half figner head that leaves a nice lacing on the pint.

S- clove banana and yeast. Very well complemented by each other.

F- peppery banana spice comes off in the mouth. yeast and hefe like.

M- medium bodied hefe that has plenty of flavor and punch.

O- nice brew, good hefe. One of the best i have had,

Dodo2step, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of fooziex
4/5  rDev +7%

fooziex, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of beertunes
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

beertunes, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Partridge
4/5  rDev +7%

Partridge, Sep 06, 2012
Sunny Haze from Mother Earth Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.