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Flood Waters Series: Highwater Hefeweizen - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 10-29-2012)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

tedho21, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

CGiusti23, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with deep amber hues and a heavy, viscous appearance. Wheat malt and tart, yeasty aromas up front with a light pepper presence over sweet banana aromas beneath. Medium bodied with rich, full carbonation and a tangy hoppy, tanginess on the edges. Slightly tart, citrus hop flavors up front, with sweet banana down the middle and spicy, peppery flavors on the edges. Finished cleanly with a delayed, yeasty, slightly citrusy dryness. Nice hop presence compared to other hefeweizens.

IronLover, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mklisz, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rolltide8425, May 18, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

InspectorBob, May 18, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark amber with loads of yeast sediment at the bottom which required repeated swirling to re-suspend. The fruity caramel aroma was strong and mouthwatering. The best part was the superb taste, like a banana foster. Although the head dissipated a little faster than a typical Bavarian hefeweizen, the potent banana-caramel flavor and thick mouthfeel makes it an excellent interpretation of this style. I actually found it dark enough to be a dunkelweizen. I liked it so much I ran out to the Blue Dog and cleaned out the shelf stock, hope they get more.

I picked up a case of this at the brewery along with a growler fill. I have to say this hefeweizen rivals, even surpasses any Bavarian hefe. Last time I was at the brewery they had run out of draft version due to the popularity. Thankfully, the bottled version is equally excellent and available.

Update 5-9-2014
Picked up a growler and bottles of the 2014 vintage. Not as dark or sweet as the 2013 brew. This year there is a considerable tartness and citrusy finish that overpowers the caramel and sweetness of the 2013 batch. Still enjoyable, but not as rich flavor. Seems slightly more watery as well. I kept several bottles of the 2013 version for comparison and confirmed the difference.

wattoclone, May 09, 2014
Photo of FenderOffset238
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

FenderOffset238, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

discharmingly, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Dirtinabottle
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Dirtinabottle, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of deg
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured the beer into a Weizenbier glass. A little darker than I'd expect for a Hefeweizen not labeled as a dunkel. Cloudy after I added the yeast from the bottle. A good head with a great smell of bananas and cloves. Its taste is bready with some spices. Overall, a good, tasty beer.

deg, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very dark and very hazy golden orange color with banana yellow edges and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Decent retention with subtle spotty lacing left behind.

Spicy, earthy aroma with a strong peppery clove presence along with grassy, soil-y hops, bread, banana and faint citrus zest.  Bread and banana notes become more prominent as it warms but it's still aggressively hoppy for the style.  A bit too much for my liking, taking away from the other classic wheat beer characteristics.  

Full body with tight carbonation and again,  a strong spice and hop presence up front that lingers over the other wheat beer notes.  Hints of allspice, cloves and pepper followed by bread and strong banana flavor.  Lots of malted wheat with lots of zesty citrus fruit(especially lemon) in the finish.  There's a subtle tart sourdough resence as well.  This is a decent interpretation of the German style, just a bit too bitter/hoppy for my liking which is typical for American wheat beers.

corby112, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of mquinn919
3/5  rDev -16.4%

mquinn919, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +11.4%

salthemonster, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Bandi, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some hints of amber hues. It poured with a finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of ripened bananas are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bananas and also has some hints of wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you like bananas, you'll really like this beer. The only drawbacks are that it seems a little one-dimensional and the head retention is poor.

metter98, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super hazed orange glow with puffy bright white head that slowly dies. Lots of banana and coriander, a little flowery on the nose.

Lots of banana sweetness up front creamy body. This bottles bottle conditioned but I heard from the rep future bottles won't be. Spicy coriander for balance. Refreshing and medium bodied, great well blended flavors. Very nice.

jtierney89, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

xnicknj, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 2" head that slowly falls.

Smell: some citrus, banana, spices, and some yeast tones come through to the nose and are easy to detect.

Taste: wheat flavor is strong as the cracked pepper, banana, lemon and a yeast flavor round it out . Bitterness is very mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a decent hefe, but I found this to be a bit thin flavored and not as refreshing as I would like.

Gavage, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance
Cloudy gold with 3 fingers of fizzy, white head. Moderate carbonation and decent retention.

Nose
Banana bread, caramel, clove and sourdough.

Taste
Banana bread with drizzles of caramel. Tangy wheat and lemony citrus. Light notes of sourdough bread and clove.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, silky, smooth and refreshing.

Overall
Neshaminy Creek makes a damn good Hefeweizen.

justintcoons, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dweedlebug, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

rfgetz, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

wise456, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

NYR_Rob, Jul 21, 2013
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Flood Waters Series: Highwater Hefeweizen from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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