Sunspot - Greenbush Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.65/5 rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had on tap at Greenbush!
A- Pours a hazy golden yellow orange color with hints of orange toward the middle. Half finger white head shows light retention. Light collar of lace on the side of the glass.
S- Banana and clove come out right off the bat in the nose. Light wheat undertones in the middle of the aroma profile bring a nice balance to the overall smell. Citrus undertones in the ending with a bright orange profile hinting in the very end before a light alcohol comes over it.
T- Upfront there is a nice mix of orange zest and wheat balance. This leads to a clean banana middle with hints of light clove in the backing. Ending shows off more of that banana flavor with once again a clean clove taste as a wheat underbody shows a nice balance to the beer. The alcohol is subdue and bubblegum really hints in the very end of this one.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Orange zest, banana, light clove, and wheat are left on the palate. Aftertaste is alcohol with hints of bubblegum, wheat, and banana and clove. Flavors were very well balanced for the style. No off flavors were present when I was drinking this. Medium alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.
O- I thought this beer was fantastic. I've had a lot of hefeweizens and this one is right up there with lets say Live Oak's. A clean tasting and very flavorful beer without the alcohol mess that some of the higher ABV hefe's tend to have. I can see this beer becoming something that people will seek out in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2011 19:48:27 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The Sunspot is a decent Heffe. The beer poured a cloudy gold with rich head that is leaving a lacing. The scent carries banana and clove. The taste is slightly sharp toward the clove, but not over done. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sessionable Heffe and should be enjoyed by those that prefer this style.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 00:38:00 | More by WoodBrew
3.34/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Original review from draft in 2011:
A - Pours a hazy golden brown with a finger of head and some nice lacing.
S - very nice aromas of banana, cloves, some citrus and wheat.
T -- Similar to smell, nice citrus and banana, great wheat presence and apparent but not overwhelming spices. One of the best hefeweizens I've had.
M -- Medium mouthfeel with a nice creaminess.
O -- My first from Greenbush, and it is very impressive. Would definitely have this again.
Rated it 4.5 across the board.
Bottle review May 2014:
Not sure what happened to this beer (I think the bottle was pretty fresh) but this bears little resemblance to the beer I originally reviewed. Not much citrus, and an unpleasant bitter finish. Would be willing to try on draft at the source again, but very glad I bought a single bottle.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 21:44:03 | More by warnerry
Sunspot from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.