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Sunspot - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

krustster, May 23, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

WoodBrew, May 18, 2014
Photo of warnerry
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

warnerry, May 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

vader06, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

amishbooze, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FinchSCF, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dannycohen62, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jordy777, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very dark in color for a hefe, I'm not sure it fits within the range or if it sits on the very outskirts of it. It's extremely muddled, completely opaque in its thick murk. The color is a sort of honey-orange. The fluffy, pale orange-tinted head stays at one finger's height for almost the entirety, with a sort of film developing on top of the fluff. Lacing is left in plenty, mostly in patches.
I'm not sure exactly what I'm getting out of this aroma. It's steely, and that's fine if it weren't the main element and one of the only detectable notes. Some dry cracker and a touch of banana, along with something very mildly clove-like, are all else I can get.
The flavor has a bit of very tangy lemon right up front, very juicy, with some very light spiciness, pear and banana behind it. It develops a bit more sweetness and allows more of the spiciness to come out as it sits. A touch of floral hops with a bit of herb come out in the middle and carry through to the finish.
It's soft, fluffy and fairly smooth in a medium body with a bit of crispness to it. It works fairly well.
In every way, this is an okay beer, but I wouldn't have bothered labeling it a Hefeweizen.

Brenden, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Filabee, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Inglewood, Feb 26, 2014
Sunspot from Greenbush Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.