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Flood Waters Series: Highwater Hefeweizen - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Flood Waters Series: Highwater HefeweizenFlood Waters Series: Highwater Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
82
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%


Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 10-29-2012)
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Reviews by corby112:
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:53:27 | More by corby112
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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.

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3.81/5  rDev +5%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AP: Nice looking dark gold/yellow colour with some orange hues. Big thick white head of 1.5" that isn't dissipating. This brew looks like it's got some hearty carbonation to it as the bubbles are still pushing their way to the top in a lava-like cascade. Almost Guinness-like in that respect.
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T: Much like the nose but on the finish there's ample yeast notes and a hint of spice. There's just not enough spices in this, either the nose or the taste, for me. If there was a good shot of clove and white pepper in this to go with the banana and wheat notes, this would make this beer so much better. The hint of orange in the nose is a bit more prominent in the taste, plus some bready malts as well.
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Flood Waters Series: Highwater Hefeweizen from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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