Halibut Point Hefeweizen - Baranof Island Brewing
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Reviews by utopiajane:
3.81/5 rDev +3%
Pours a lovely turbid banana yellow with a graceful orange blush. Fat white head of foam that fell slowly and left lovely lace. Nose is crisp wheat on a light banana with plenty of citrus. Bright orange. There is some faint clove in the background and maybe a bit of grass. Taste is unique. It has a creamy yet light mouthfeel of a traditional hefe but the flavor is citrusy with orange. I like it. Makes it drink lightly like a wheat beer or a pale ale. Crisp dry wheat cracker and a bit of clove and faint white pepper and spice in the finish. The hops are lightly on the back end, just enough to accent that fruity taste and leave this one dry and refreshing.
Vive la difference is what I say. This is a unique interpretation of a hefe that many will say does not have enough banana and clove. I think they simply chose to give the citrus a nice place on the palate and the flavor in the end has plenty of banana but also plenty of orange to really brighten it and make it lovely on that wheat malt. Drinks creamy like a hefe, but has a slightly different slant on the flavor. Another great beer from this brewer. Thank you Adam for the chance to try another beer from this up and coming brewer.
03-24-2014 13:56:24 | More by utopiajane
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3.61/5 rDev -2.4%
In a weizen glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. No discernible head.
It had a fresh, outdoorsy aroma. Grassy. Some citrus and sweet fruit.
Banana, orange, grassy.
An easy to drink beer. Refreshing. It wasn't that exciting, however.
01-22-2014 23:31:40 | More by lordofthewiens
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass with light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with hints of wheat, faint grassy hops. Flavor follows aroma, dominated by biscuit malt and mild hops. A faint passing hint of wheat and no wheat style yeast. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Possibly the oddest hefeweizen I've had; in a blind taste, I would have called this a pale ale with certainty. As a pale ale, it's quite nice, but I detect only faint suggestions of hefeweizen characters. I have to wonder if this is a labelling mistake and this is actually Baranof's pale ale!? I have checked other reviews on the internet and most found bready malt, clove and banana; I'm going to have to assume that I got a mislabelled bottle. I'm not sure how to score this, so I'm going to go half way between enjoyment (nice!) and hefeweizen character (fail). I will review this again after a fresh shipment from Alaska.
11-28-2013 21:49:19 | More by LiquidAmber
Halibut Point Hefeweizen from Baranof Island Brewing
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.