Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Lawnchair "Classic" WeisseLawnchair "Classic" Weisse

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With a light golden colour and naturally cloudy appearance, Lawn Chair “Classic” Weisse is a true Bavarian style Hefeweizen. An unfiltered wheat beer with a spectacular aroma of banana and clove. With a beautiful balance of exotic and spicy notes, followed by a crisp refreshing finish.

9 IBU

(Beer added by: bobsy on 04-15-2010)
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Photo of Mholyome
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This golden yellow velvety smooth classic weisse beer has all the fruity overtones of citrus and clove. It goes down smoothly, and has a terrific aroma. I find this particular beer to be very drinkable on a hot summer's day. I find it hysterical that the brand is based around a Lawn Chair, that just made my day when I found it. All of these Hop City brands are fun and engaging.

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4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

Pleasantly surprised by this Canadian gem!!!

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at 99 Sudbury in Toronto.

Lawn Chair Classic Weisse does indeed have the classic Weisse look: a bright and bleary golden colour, completely clouded clarity, and the well endowed, super retentive frothing typical of the style. My first thought was: "hell ya, I want a piece of that!"

This rather 'bubblegum-y' German-inspired wheat beer is actually redolent of the perfumy coriander and citrusy orange that distinguishes the Belgian wheat beer ("witbier") style. Hardly surprising considering both share similar fruity, floral and spicy components to begin with. In any event, this general effervescence is testament to the abracadabra! of yeast.

"Abracadabra!" is right. Anyone who's ever tried a German Weisse beer of any kind can attest to the near-magical properties of some of these yeast strains. Flavours as disparate as vanilla (sweet), banana (fruity) and clove (spicy) all stem from that one special unicellular, eukaryotic micro-organism known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

But all that should be attributed to mother nature - what has the brewer done worth applauding? Well, for starters, he was smart to just let the yeast do its thing and use only pale malts, including the necessary dosage of wheat malt to ensure that crisp and creamy dualism in the mouthfeel. Amping the bubbles up was also a smart move.

Lawn Chair "Classic" Weisse is a well assembled wheat beer that flows down the throat so easily and quickly it'll make you feel like you have the gullet of a pelican. That said, a leopard can't change his spots - to suggest this mainstream-minded brewery produces anything on the level of the great German classics is absurd. But I'd certainly call this 'a decent homage'.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

A good basic North American hefe, not in the same league as the German's stuff, but drinkable.

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3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

C'est What Spring Festival. Unfiltered mango appearance, unfiltered wheat, though average mouthfeel. Some sourness from the wheat. Natural carbonation was suitable. Tasty despite low 9 rated IBU. Surprisingly good drinkability and a nice first beer from this brewery.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can served slightly chilled. This is a new addition to the craft beer selection at the local LCBO, and it's great to see this operation getting their previously 'tap-only' offerings into more widely accessible tallboys.

Pours a murky straw-yellow colour, opaque with sediment and topped at first with nearly two fingers of puffy, frothy white head. Unfortunately, it fizzles away before my very eyes, resulting in an unimpressive collar and film at the surface. The nose is a bit citrusy, but overall it's disappointingly subdued. Notes of orange, banana and wheaty malt sweetness are about all I can pick out.

Quite light-tasting and approachable. Lots of sweet wheat malts, accompanied by orange and lemon citrus that provide a mildly tart vibration to the flavour. Weakly spicy at the finish, with a touch of pepper and clove. A pleasant, citrusy sweetness clings to the palate briefly after each sip. On the lighter end of medium-bodied, with relatively weak carbonation that gives this one a smooth, somewhat slick feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.61, an acceptable B grade. Lawnchair Classic Weisse is a proper-tasting hefe, though without much of the yeasty, spicy goodness or the velvety mouthfeel of the best German examples of the style. Hop City's interpretation is probably more sessionable than my favourite examples of this style, so I will give it props for that with a bumped Overall score. An adequate wheat ale that is worth a shot if you happen to spot it, much like the rest of the beers in Hop City's gradually expanding portfolio.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.56/5  rDev 0%

473 ml can purchased from LCBO. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - hazy yellow in color, not quite as golden as others, capped by about a finger and half of white head, which sadly doesn't make a lasting impression. Bubbles are lively.

Smell- a bit metallic, the clove and banana takes repeated whiffs to come through. Some nice spiciest in there though.

Taste - planty of banana and clove, a touch more on the bitter side for the style. Taste is a shred thin.

Mouthfeel - light bodied but also thin feeling through. Decent carbonation but it is soft.

Overall - a good example of a hefe, but there are other examples that are better. Wouldn't turn it down again, but probably won't go buy it again.

Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pint at Jack Astors in south Calgary, weirdly the only current outlet in AB for this offering.

This beer appears a cloudy just south of medium pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of tight foamy white head, which leaves some sparse random streaks of lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of somewhat astringent, grainy wheat, subtle citrus rind, a mild coriander wit (I know) character, and leafy, kind of weedy hops. The taste is sweet, grainy wheat chaff, muddled citrus, somewhat soused, rounded coriander, weak white pepper, and thin earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is damned-near dead, the body an agreeable enough medium weight, and soft and smooth like a bloody teddy bear. It finishes more or less sweet, the wheatiness doing well in such a situation, supported by the same mixed-up spice, and battered hops.

An ok hefe, in that it seems to give off a lot more Wit notes than one would expect. Otherwise, drinkable enough, the blending of admittedly foreign styles to this particular establishment's clientele not really that surprising, yet an agreeable option for the beginning (hah!) of my way too freaking old high school reunion.

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tall Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $3 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, banana, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste cloves, bananas and lemons. There is also a bit of an earthiness and sugary sweetness.

Overall - Tasty but pretty plain. There are a few flavours there, but none are really pronounced. Probably a good beer for those just getting into craft. Refreshing and worth a try but there are many other beers withing this style that are far more interesting.

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Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse from Hop City Brewing Co.
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