Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse - Hop City Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
08-24-2014 20:55:54 | More by DenisKolkin
3.38/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours hazy pale straw with virtually no head, and therefore zero lacing. Very light carbonation. Aromas are light banana, and heavy on black pepper. The latter I found a bit strange in this style, but interesting and welcome. Tastes are mainly of sweet citrus fruits, banana, and some wheat. Overall, a decent, quaffable summery wheat beer that would go down easy in any patio or backyard.
07-16-2014 17:36:00 | More by BeerWatcher
3.31/5 rDev -6.8%
Purchased at the LCBO for $2.35 or so for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well pours with a ton of head that is gone in 10 seconds. Unfiltered and golden good
S- Not much here at all. A bit of coriander but not much
T- Ok but not great. Pretty light and weak. Not much here at all. Sure you can call it a summer beer but there are better.
M- Ok but not all that wonderful. Dryness helps
O- Pretty good but not all that great. Will not buy again that is for sure. Better examples of white beers around for your hard earned money
This ok white beer will go well with... Monte Cristo sandwiches
07-12-2014 15:13:40 | More by DaveBar
3.45/5 rDev -2.8%
Cloudy straw yellow with a half inch of white foam on top, kind of dense. Fair head retention, a bit of lace. Sour wheat aroma, a bit grassy with banana sweetness, hint of vanilla. Same in the flavour, but balanced more towards the sweetness provided by the grains and the banana fruitiness from the yeast. Mild, but persistent, bitterness with lingering vanilla and a hint of brown sugar. Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. A respectable beer.
07-04-2014 23:04:50 | More by DrJay
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
07-04-2014 00:18:15 | More by spinrsx
3.61/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
06-27-2014 18:13:57 | More by thehyperduck
Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse from Hop City Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.