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Heavy Weizen (Imperial Unfiltered Wheat Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Heavy Weizen (Imperial Unfiltered Wheat Ale)Heavy Weizen (Imperial Unfiltered Wheat Ale)

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87
very good

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rarevos on 09-24-2006)
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Reviews by MrIncognito:
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MrIncognito

Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Nice copper body with lively carbonation. Big white head that retains very well in its fluffy state.

S - Big wheat presence with a strange sweetness I think from the alcohol. Slight citrus hop aroma adds an odd mix to the nose especially with the maltiness in the air. Overall kinda smells like fresh cut hay with a touch added citrus.

T&M - The flavors just don't mesh well with me. This has the oddest flavor but I can't quite put my finger on what it is... but bubblegum is the only thing that comes to mind. At first sip it is nice and wheaty, which I like. Then the warm alcohol comes into play with some sweetness but the citrus hops are bitter enough to make the wheat and alcohol get thrown off balance. Then the bready malts come in and takes this in another direction. Kind of all over the place IMO. The mouthfeel seems fine to me. Moderate caronation yet more wet than I expected.

D - I really had a hard time drinking this one but I really wanted to finish it to see if it would improve. It was more tolerable towards the end as it warmed a bit but I just think the flavors are all over the place and don't blend well.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2010 13:22:13 | More by MrIncognito
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22 ounce bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating but this has been retired for a couple years at least. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 1-2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing on the glass. Aromas of big banana, lemon, pear, wheat, caramel, honey, clove, bread, orange, pepper, bubblegum, earth, and yeast spices. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and decent balance; the age is definitely apparent. Taste of banana, orange, clove, pear, wheat, biscuit, caramel, lemon, pepper, honey, earth, toffee, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of banana, light fruits, wheat, biscuit, clove, caramel, pepper, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; good fruity/spicy flavor balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial hefeweizen. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink for an 8% beer. Very enjoyable offering, despite the noticeable age.

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Found a bottle of this in a liquor store in Rehoboth Beach. I now see that its retired. I hope its still good!

A-cloudy gold with a large frothy cream colored head

S-smells like bananas, nectarines, and cloves. very good smelling. strong scent.

T-comes in with a strong and bitter taste of wheat, bananas, and cloves. there's also a hint of alcohol to it. the after-taste has a plasticy bitterness with a hint of the wheat. its an odd and unbalanced beer.

M-creamy with very low carbonation and a watery finish.

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Pours an unfiltered and hazy golden hue with amber edges and a sliver of white foam that subsides after a few sips.

Smell is yeast esters, lemon peel, clove, unripened banana, bubblegum, light phenol, wheat husk, melon fruit, and ethanol.

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Heavy Weizen (Imperial Unfiltered Wheat Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.