Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +13.7%
Had on tap.
A- Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Half finger white head that dies rather quickly. Some light lacing left on the glass as I drink it down.
S- This one stayed pretty close I might say. Nice banana and clove all over the nose. There was some light wheaty bready notes sprinkled in a citrus overtone. Nothing over the top but enough to make you want to taste it.
T- Light bready wheat upfront to this. The middle had the banana and clove shine through. Light citrus and more wheaty notes on the backend. Pretty straight forward to what the aroma was. No off flavors that I have seen other people talk about.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little off I thought. Wheat and citrus left on the palate with some banana and clove in the ending mixed with a sweet alcohol. Flavors were balanced I thought for the style. Light drying on the palate.
D- This was a very drinkable Hefe. Not the best I have tried by far but this one made me go back for more. A nice summertime beer that even BMC drinkers could sink their teeth and pocketbooks into.
09-08-2010 23:05:20 | More by alleykatking
4.05/5 rDev +11%
Orange flavor is the standout. Sweet and rich. Spicy but less flavor than most Hefeweizens. Nice nose, very fragrant with spicy wheat esters. Pleasant cloudy amber in the tall glass.
I thought this was very nice for a first beer of the evening. Clean, plenty of flavor, quite malty. It's not the classic German style but so much better than many awful American wheat beers I have to give it some credit. Enjoyed at the Tap Room in Pacific Beach.
08-25-2011 04:56:00 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured a cloudy yellow with orange hue. Nice fluffy head.
The smell was mainly of banana with a slight spice as well.
The taste was on par with the smell except with a little more lemon zest and less is no clove.
I had this beer at California Pizza Kitchen and I'm glad because my pizza was so spicy a sip of this hefe took the heat right off. A better pairing than I could ask for.
04-29-2011 16:30:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
Tap Downtown. A very nice hefe. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Nice strong aroma of banana, clove, and wheat. The taste follows through big time. Great balance, with both the clove and banana yeast esters shining on their own. A nice lemony finish.
12-10-2008 17:07:36 | More by magictrokini
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured a cloudy deep yellow with a nice white head. I must say...this beer looked really good. Nose is banana, wheat and not much else. Taste was mostly banana and wheat. I could not really detect any clove here. Sordove astringent on the end of the beer, taste begins to die but this beer is still good and very drinkable
05-27-2009 00:40:17 | More by barleywinefiend
3.76/5 rDev +3%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a flat, smooth surface within minutes. Virtually no lacing.
Smell - Huge banana and clove notes smack the nose upon first opening. Faint citrus and wheat rounds out the aroma.
Taste - Huge banana character upfront and throughout, backed by a strong clove spice punch. Mild citrus (lemon zest) notes ring mid-taste before a touch of wheat makes it's debut near and into the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy with a nice, crisp finish.
Overall - A fine example of the style, and another of the few U.S. breweries that has done it right. Not much in the way of bubblegum character, but the banana and clove combo is there without fail.
05-28-2013 01:37:06 | More by TheSixthRing
Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.