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Sunspot - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grain: White wheat, 2 row malt, black malt and flaked wheat

Hops: Saaz

Yeast: German wheat yeast

Specs:
15 ibu
6% abv
8.1º Lovibond

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 07-08-2011)
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Greenbush's Sunspot last week for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. This is the newest Greenbush beer to see distribution and since I like this brewery I thought I should give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but it just showed up so it should be fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- The label looks nice it's got a slight dash of darkness that some Greenbush labels seem to have. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on some darker orange hues when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that left some nice lacing behind. This was a good looking beer that looked pretty true to style, I liked it.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of medium sweetness followed by some wheat, ripe bananas and spices with cloves seeming to stick out the most. Towards the end I get an earthy aroma that might be from some hops. This beer had a nice aroma that was pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma but lighter and it starts off with lots of wheat and grainy flavors with a some lighter bready flavors. Next comes a lighter amount of banana and a lighter spicy aroma with cloves still sticking out the most. On the finish it's a little earthy with a low amount of bitterness with bananas and cloves carrying on into the aftertaste with a little bit of wheat. This was a nice tasting beer that was fairly true to style.

M- Smooth, crisp, slightly refreshing, medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation that was slightly prickly. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, I have had better Heffeweizens but most of them have been from Germany so this was pretty good for a domestic example of the style. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these on a warm summer day. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and the balance, it didn't go overboard on the ripe bananas. There wasn't anything that I really disliked about this beer, it was good for what it was. I would buy this beer again when looking for a nice Hefeweizen and I would recommend it to anyone who likes the style. All in all I thought this was solid for the style and I liked it, it's not my favorite of the style or my favorite Greenbush beer, but it's another solid beer from Greenbush, keep it up guys.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 04:25:58 | More by StoutHunter
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Appearance: Arrives with an amber color (slightly darker than expected) and a very nice head that leaves quite a few strands of lace

Smell: Wheat bread, bananas, cloves and a surprising element of grassy hops

Taste: Starts out like a standard hefe, with wheat bread, bananas and clove but by mid-palate, the grassy hops arrive to take the beer in a different direction; nicely blended in the finish, with hefe and Noble hop characteristics blended together

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

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Sunspot from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.