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Hefeweizen - Lumberyard Brewing Company

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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lumberyard Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
25 IBU

(Beer added by: yemenmocha on 08-05-2011)
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Reviews by yemenmocha:
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Pours hazy golden color with white head. Nice pour. Aroma of true to style banana clove, and very fresh. Vibrant flavors on palate, nice soft wheaty component, and good banana clove. Easy drinking but not watery, and a welcome addition to the lineup. Format is new 22 ounce bomber bottle, from Total Wine.

yemenmocha, Aug 05, 2011
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Hazy golden amber in the Duvel tulip. It does suds up on a more vigorous pouring. Modest carbonation in the mouth with a lilttle sparkle, but pretty flat.

I can't put my finger, or taste buds, on what is wrong with this. It's sort of a chicken bullion cubes flavor. Salty, with a sweet taste. Turkey stuffing, salad dressing, a metallic hint, more savory than sweet. A little clove aroma. It's not actually undrinkable, it's just a peculiar brew and not anything to brag about for a Hefeweizen.

Seeing the review of a "sour" hefe, I would say that's exactly what to expect from BevMo! this 22 oz bottle came from a liquor store in Flagstaff.

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Sampled August 2011
A steady pour barely produces a quarter finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy golden color. It smells of clove as I visually inspect the beer and has that nice hearty mix of grain, soft fruitiness (some banana even) and phenolic spiciness that a HefeWeizen should have. There is a slight tartness to the middle of the aroma, but the finish (if you really dig for it) has a dried grassy, slightly cracker like grain character that seems a bit washed out compared to what I would like to see in a HefeWeizen. The nose on this isn’t bad, it has all the required notes, but it seems a bit washed out and thin; this last is likely due to a wan wheat / malt character that definitely seems to be on the lacking side.

Despite, or really in confirmation of, the lack of carbonation visually, there is a slight prickle of carbonation to the texture; it is not nearly at the level that it should be and even seems a bit low for your standard American Ale. The texture of this definitely seems a bit on the thin side, though if it had an expressive carbonation this likely wouldn’t have been so noticeable. The flavor is somewhat sweet, this is contributed by the soft grain / malt character but really seems to be contributed by some sweet clove flavors. The wheat / malt flavor seems especially week. There is a touch of hop bitterness to the finish, as well as some sharpness from the light carbonic bite and the clove character lingers on in the finish while numbing the tongue just a bit.

Not bad, but it is clear that the recipe / process-formulation of this beer could use some real help. If it were me, for my tastes at least, I would use a high quality Pilsner malt, coupled with the wheat malt and then I would seriously think about doing a decoction, or at least amend the mash profile so that you end up with lots of grain / malt character in the finished beer. The yeast character here is actually pretty decent, it just needs a boost from some accompanying grain character to make this a good example of the style. Given that this won a gold at GABF in 2007, I wonder if there was a change to this beer, or perhaps it just didn’t translate well to the bottle. There is also no bottle date here, though it is brand new to Tucson, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee its freshness. This is not a bad beer in truth, it just seems quite obvious how this could have been executed much better.

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Beer poured a crystal clear gold with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

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Hefeweizen from Lumberyard Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.