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On The Count Of 3 - Baxter Brewing Co.

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On The Count Of 3On The Count Of 3

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: meehandennis on 01-26-2014)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a proper hazy yellow with notes of cloudy straw and orange dancing through the glass. It’s an ugly and muddled color that the beer settles into, but it looks proper and beautiful for a hefe. The beer pours with a perfectly massive head of huge, creamy, off-white bubbles that stick around, and crown the beer in a regal sheet of suds and fat lacing. In body, the beer is very cloudy, with fat chunks sitting in the bottom of the glass. The beer’s body is opaque with clouding and just a hint of the other side of the glass coming through. On the nose, the beer smells thick with spicy, clove-like yeast esters and deep, pungent citrus pineapple, grapefruit, and pine scents. Touches of prickly cactus fruit, passion fruit, and banana also gush against the nose. The smell is especially thick and coating on the nose, which I like a lot. On the tongue, the beer tastes bitter and sweet in an oddly nice blending. Bitter hops and sweet yeast funk take turns in a perpetual tango over the tongue, interspersing themselves with light touches of citric acid that gives the beer a gentle pop and pulls saliva into the mouth. There is a touch of hot alcohol at the back of the beer that is rather well hidden by the other flavors, but probably shouldn’t be coming through given the 7% ABV. The heat is not oppressive, however, and does add another touch of complexity to the sip. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet caramel and wheat malt, moving into citrus, then pineapple, then spicy clove, then passion fruit flavors with a touch of pine rounding out the sip. The finish is bitter with pine and grapefruit, and very reminiscent of a classic IPA, which I love. Touches of wheat bread and crackers float on the tongue around the finish, along with a smooth, banana cream flavor. There are a lot of cool things happening in the flavor of this beer, but they don’t quite blend as nicely as I was hoping. In the mouth, the beer feels oddly watery, yet medium bodied with a thick creaminess to parts of the sip. The wateriness helps the drinkability of the beer, but does takes away from the oomf that the beer could carry. Carbonation is soft and pillow-likw, and the finish has a great creamy pull on the tongue, but there is a wateriness on the edges that is off with the rest of the beer’s weight. Overall, this is an intriguing and interesting beer. I’m really excited to see Baxter doing some “outside the box” brews, and hope they continue. The beer has some great hop character, and nice subdued hefeweizen notes, but it doesn’t quite blend as nicely as I was hoping it would. The beer is also sitting quite heavily in my stomach, which is a little surprising given the 7%. It does however, do beautifully alongside fatty foods. In the end, I like this beer, but I see a lot of room for improvement. It’s a great one to try and I highly advise it for the experience, especially when put with food.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 23:43:52 | More by Maxwell
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On The Count Of 3 from Baxter Brewing Co.
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