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Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: souvenirs on 06-30-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

metter98, Saturday at 09:35 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

maclean25, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

IanSpindler, Sep 12, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerLover99, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mlklein27, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

schopenhauerale, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Derek, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Eric_Standard
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale hazy yellow with about an inch of loose white head. Not bad.

Smell: Musky fruit

Taste: Some grassy notes, a touch astringent at the front, the musky fruit shows up in the middle along with a mild sweetness, and the beer finishes dry and a bit spicy. Distinct banana notes throughout, but especially in the aftertaste. I would like a bit more wheat or yeast edge, and some more tartness, but this stuff was pretty tasty none the less.

Mouthfeel: Something about the combination of peppy carbonation and the somewhat light body and watery mouthfeel was a bit off-putting to me.

Overall: A pretty decent hefe, but it didn't blow me away. Still perfectly serviceable, and a very nice summer beer.

Eric_Standard, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

goalie35, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Jlefa, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Thepleasantimbiber, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jrempel, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jruddel, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Erik-P, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JefferyYoung, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Parallel 49 'Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.40

A-pour is a hazy gold from bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a minimal lace ring along the weizen glass


T-sweet start , bitter finish

MF-big/good carbonation , medium body , mellow on the palate

Ov-ok beer , interesting take on a German summer beer , should give HS 'King Heffy' some friendly rivalry as BC favourite Hefe

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yup, a 70s themed Hefe with a comedy label but it delivers. The taste is big and bold with all the banana and clove notes upfront and ready to party. Like Hale's El Yefe this is a fun beer that is Hefe pushed to the max. Not overly ABV like King Hefe but still a huge Hefe that I will go to many times this summer.

canucklehead, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of smekermann
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really nice hefeweizen from Parallel 49. It pours a satisfyingly cloudy amber and tastes of ripe banana up front and ends on a slightly more sour, yeasty note. Fairly medium-thick, chewy body. Despite the abundant banana flavors, it doesn't feel overly sweet - it's really nicely balanced, in my opinion. Carbonation is also pretty smooth, not overly aggressive, which makes for some really easy drinking.

The only thing I would've changed about this is the name: Banana Hammock. First of all, that just makes everyone think this will be some banana-infused beer (actually, P49 has had to release a public service announcement on their Facebook to tell people that this beer does not actually contain any fruit). It's also not a very inspired name, I dunno. In any case, if you can get over the name, you'll find a really great summer beer and probably one of the best hefeweizens you'll have had in BC.

smekermann, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle bought at the brewery and poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: cloudy golden colour, like honey or caramel. An inch or so of head which gradually dissipated to a few millimetres.
Smell: Interesting. I definitely pick up the banana, but it's more like banana cream pie than just plain bananas. Yeasty, some sourness.
Taste: banana, banana, banana. Not at all bitter (label says 8 IBU). A bit sweet.
F: medium-bodied. Some heat in the finish.

This is pretty good! It's definitely something different for me, and I'm not sure I'd drink it often, but I like it.

souvenirs, Jun 30, 2013
Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.