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Side Launch Wheat - Side Launch Brewing Company

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Side Launch WheatSide Launch Wheat

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Side Launch Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 05-12-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

peensteen, Jun 04, 2014
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Sammy, May 12, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens very well pouring large white head that lasts and lasts. Golden yellow, unfiltered.

S- Nice shot of coriander. Yeasty

T- Very good. Nice yeast left overs. Good attempt at a German white.

M- Pretty good. Enjoyably light yet still holds the wheat bite.

O- Very good. Would buy again. Nice little cross over beer

Food Pairing

This unusual and nice little wheat lager goes well with... Tuna sandwiches. Tuna with a touch of mayo and green onions on whole wheat.


DaveBar, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

WillAndSarah, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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outtabeer-outtahere, Jul 01, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for about $2.75 CDN.

Appearance - rich dark golden color, with a massive three finger billowy dense head. Great lacing left behind from the frothy head.

Smell - faint banana and clove, surprisingly subdued. Some bread pudding aromatics too.

Taste- big bold sweet banana flavor, very minimal bitterness even for a hefeweizen. Not a lot of clove, this is a little more fruity although it's also more grainy tasting than usual. Still quite tasty.

Mouthfeel - smooth, creamy, fairly light, but doesn't quite have the dream like lightness that the German greats have. Well carbonated.

Overall- much better upon a second tasting, with a great flavor profile and good feel overall. The nose was dissapointing for sure, but otherwise quite impressive.

DenisKolkin, Aug 16, 2014
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Pmicdee, Jul 23, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at the rex jazz bar in toronto

a: cloudy yellow-orange, as expected, with minimal head from whatever pour they gave me

s: yeast, spices, bananas, bread, slight lemon on the back end. typical hefeweizen aroma

t: follows the nose. bananas and spices up front, bready wheaty malt shortly after, then finishes with a nice mildly sour and sweet lemon flavour. nothing really stands out but it is without a doubt a tasty and balanced beer

m: light-to-medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy, moderate and appropriate carbonation

o: typical hefeweizen. nothing extravagant but it was enjoyable

kevinlater, May 18, 2014
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TerryW, Aug 12, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a fluted tulip. Colour is a bright yellow gold, hazy with lots of even carbonation, good cap of soft white head, good retention and lacing.

S- banana esters, soft clove, some pears and yeast aromas. A bit of fruity sweetness, but a good balanced hefe aroma, lots of banana and soft spices.

T- good light start with a bit of a mineraly light yeast character, underripe banana, develops more lime and spice. Fairly light profile initially, but the tangy complexity it develops is quite nice. Spices start quite muted but come forward with the yeast ones as it develops.

M- light body with a moderate to strong carbonation, some lemony citrus backing it up and a creamy wheat body. Ending with a pleasant soft yeasty banana dryness. Very balanced and session able.

A good full flavoured interpretation of this classic that gets more interesting as it develops, seems a little muted at times but the balance here is pretty well executed. Good amount of yeasty character and the banana here is less domineering than in others. Well done.

mick303, Jul 13, 2014
Side Launch Wheat from Side Launch Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.