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Claritas - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2011)
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A: Cloudy dark yellow with a minuscule fast fading head.

S: Wheat with a little mineral and a touch of sulfur. Apple and pear are present in low quantities.

T: Apple and pear with a little wheat flavor. Sulfur is light. The finish is clean.

M: Upper light in body with upper low carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little heavy, lacking the crispness I so desire.

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Claritas from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.