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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
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: wordemupg on 05-16-2013

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 15/5/13

A hazy bright yellow with enough clarity to see a few bubbles floating up to a thumbs width of foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving a few random patches of lace. I expect more foam and retention from the style but decent nonetheless

S fresh pineapples strong almost overwhelming the Hefe aspects, there's still some clove, banana, lemon, and some dry cereal but pineapples in charge and I do like pineapple

T a little tart and slightly sour, what I smells still there but its missing just a little something the nose had

M thin and a little foamy, makes me burp a fair bit, lets call it "stomach feel" pineapple and hefe yeast on the finish but its faint

O it's easy enough to drink but there's room for improvement, a little gassy and I just know some old school German brewers rolling over in his grave just at the though of this beer, not so 1516 that's for sure

Makes me think of Mac Tonight from the Mc Donald's commercials when I was a kid, I'm wondering if Tree will get sued over it. I drank a few of these quickly so that says something, give me a hot Summer Sun and a lawnmower and I could knock a few back but I wouldn't go looking for it

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Nothing further that might be revelatory on the neck-only label, other than the suggestion of a stoned-out waning moon.

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy silken foamy off-white head, which leaves at least a half-turn of honeycombed lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells quite forwardly of a freshly sliced pineapple fruitiness, which more or less overwhelms the barely perceptible yeast, banana, and coriander essences, all except for the semi-sweet pale wheat graininess, which comes through unscathed. The taste is more barely adulterated pineapple, a heftier grainy wheat malt, and burgeoning yeast, clove, and banana chip esters.

The bubbles are fairly sublimated, the body a decent fruit-abetted medium weight, and adequately smooth, with a hint of creaminess in and about. It finishes on the dry side, weirdly, as the pineapple flips to its rather tame acidic side, and the endemic spices take minor advantage of such.

A pleasant enough fruited up version of a venerable old-world style, respect being duly paid, even if the guest star is just a little too adulated and adored. Summery as all get out, and balanced enough to engender at least another round or two, patio conditions pending.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DaveBar
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $5.00 for a 650ml bottle. Enjoyed at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Ok. Unfiltered. Not much head at all.

S- Lots o pineapple. Very overpowering but that is what this beer is about

T- Pretty hard pineapple and sourness.

M- Ok at best.

O- Heartburn is on the way for sure

Food Pairing

This not so good beer was not food rated. If I did eat something it would have real pineapple on it for sure

Enjoy

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Bottle: Poured a light hazy orangey color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of wheat malt with some notes of pineapple are quite singular. Taste is also a mix between some sweet wheat malt notes with some pineapple juice which more or less works well together. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Not sure what to make of this experiment but probably won’t seek again.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy bright yellow colour. There are some really nice aromas of fruity bubblegum and pineapple on the nose, so you get a nice combination of the hefe and pineapple juice. Taste is even more complex with notes of stone fruit, clove, banana and pineapple. The carbonation is effervescent and refreshing and it has a nice dry finish. This is a great summer brew.

Photo of ssmack
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden yellow colour. Two inches of white head that forms a mountain in the middle of the glass. Strong carbonation with bubbles of different sizes. Great lacing and retention.

Lots of aroma ... seet pineapple, strong yeasty wehat hefe smell. The two aroma are well matched together.

The taste starts with a mild wheat taste then there is lots of pineapple but very sweet. The pineapple really dominates even in the mild aftertaste.

Medium feel but the carbonation is not strong in the mouth.

Theis is nice but it is just a novelty. It is too sweet. I was hoping for the tangy spicy hefe taste to be in with the pineapple but it was MIA.

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Derek
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'd say this is more of a fruit beer than a true hefe... though it certainly has more malt character than a Radler.

I though the first batch had a little too much pineapple acidity, but now I'd say it's a wonder summer session brew.

Hazy straw, nice white head, leaves some good lace. Pineapple is certainly apparant in the aroma & flavour; some vanilla; hint of banana, not much clove to mess with the fruit. I like it.

Moderate body has a refreshing acidity.

Photo of biegaman
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Photo of tbeckett
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From old notes.

A - Poured cloudy golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Strong carbonation, good retention and lace.

S - Floral and citrusy. Definite pineapple, some perfume, fruit juice.

T - A lot of the same with floral, citrus notes, pineapple, perfume, wheat, and fruit juice. Does all sorts of nice things.

M - Good carbonation, nice light to medium body, floral and pineapple in the finish.

O/D - Decent stuff. Nice pineapple flavour and a nice wheat dose. Drinkable and enjoyable while being different. Good stuff.

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Olek4374
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pineapple, eh? Interesting choice of fruit. Makes sense with the style of beer though, so let's dive in.

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a couple fingers of very dense looking head. For some reason I was expecting this beer to be much brighter looking than this. Oh well.

The scent is just "holy pineapple, batman" with some subtle citrus undertones and some banana aromas as well. It is unfair to expect the beer to smell like fresh pineapple and still taste like.. beer, although I think the brewers did a fine job here - the pineapple smell is fruity and inviting. The taste is very good - powerful pineapple taste, which is what I was expecting, was delivered. The best thing about this beer for me is that it isn't sweet. This is a problem with some other fruit beers like say, Aprikat, which is still a fine beer, but is also very sweet which isn't my cup of tea. There is some strong carbonation on the tongue, although I think that is needed to somewhat balance out the fruit flavour in the beer. It drinks extremely easily - you can take a big gulp of it with no unpleasant facial expressions to be had. Overall, this is a really good fruit beer which delivers on its marketed fruit taste, and yet has very little sweetness to it, which makes it taste like a good beer. Nicely done.

Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen from Tree Brewing
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