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Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen - Tree Brewing

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Mellow Moon Pineapple HefeweizenMellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
85
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 05-16-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pharmerdoc, Sep 05, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Hefeweizens are naturally, characteristically cloudy and, last time I checked, pineapple juice wasn't exactly brilliant and sparkling neither; if anything, it's actually a bit surprising Mellow Moon is as clear - relatively speaking - as it is. Of course, transparency has no bearing on tone and, the minor haze notwithstanding, this bubbly, golden-yellow beer has a blindingly bright shine to it.

Adding pineapple juice to a Hefeweizen may infuriate a few purists in Bavaria but it's sure to greatly please pretty much everyone else in the world (assuming the prerequisite of liking pineapple, of course). This beer brims with juicy, sugary pineapple and citrus notes while still retaining the savory clove and spicy white pepper notes of the yeast.

There are mid-palate flavours of cereal grain, bubblegum, lemony citrus, and pineapple juice, while the finish shows a sudden turn to spicy and savory notes, a smack of vanilla, as well as a trace of the style's characteristic banana taste. There's a strongly acidic spine (something typical of the style, though I'd assume enhanced by the addition of pineapple juice).

You wouldn't necessarily think of weissbier as having far-reaching potential at the dinner table - the high-octane refreshment means it's ticketed most often as a patio drink - but the style's hallmark notes (tropical, orchard and citrus fruit, clove, pepper, bubblegum, grain, vanilla) are as diverse as they are powerful and offer plenty of pairing potential. Add pineapple to that list...

Hey, there's surprisingly a lot going on here (though you'd be forgiven for chugging it back without noticing). Indeed, Hefeweizens are beloved across the world for their easy, citrusy refreshment, splendid effervescence, and fruity undertones - adding pineapple only plays to the style's strengths and appeal. Kitschy though it may seem, it's kind of a genius move. And it sure as hell beats 'lager and lime' as a summertime quencher.

biegaman, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

byronic, Aug 18, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

polloenfuego, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Jotora, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Cycle69, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bumchilly25, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Exeter, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of BeerWatcher
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours opaque dirty yellow verging on gold. Thin white head, rapidly dissipating with no lacing left behind.
On the nose it has lots of pineapple, some clove and assorted citrus.
Tastes of pineapple, banana, some cloves and hints of wheat.
Overall, super-quaffable tasty summer beer, and above the average of what you'll find on most patios. Glad I bought 2.

BeerWatcher, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jugdish, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of peensteen
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%

Hazy pale golden orange colour, 2.5 fingers of white head, good lace. Smell is citrusy, banana and pineapple, wheat, mildly yeasty points with a bit of clove and spice. Taste is milder than the nose, banana with subtle citrus, clove and yeasty flavours mid palate, pineapple and banana aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. Pretty good, would make a great warm weather beer.

peensteen, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

650ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $5.50 or so

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Banana, pineapple, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is a average amount of carbonation and I can taste banana, breads/grains, and some floral notes. There is also pineapple, some yeasty notes, and a bit of a peppery spice mix.

Overall - The pineapple/fruity flavours are borderline cloying at times, but it is definitely an interesting beer. Not an every day beer but something that is worth trying for sure. It doesn't taste all that artificial as some fruit beers do.

spinrsx, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Sammy, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Electros, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

WillAndSarah, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

KrisDLSmith, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

schnarr84, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

FadetoBock, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Erik-P, Apr 27, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

A - clear light golden, thumb of white head held respectably, left plenty of lacing
S - hints of sweet pineapple, some grains, its interesting here if a little strange
T - mellow sweet pineapple flavour, light grainy malts, touch of leafy hops and hints of herbs
M - light and smooth, easy drinking
O - the pineapple flavour definitely works with this style, its inviting and easy drinking, a great summer time sipper

joemcgrath27, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

DaftCaskBC, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

intoxabroad, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JoshRosario, Aug 13, 2013
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Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen from Tree Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.