Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A kind of dirty-golden color, with a tinge of orange or brown overtones, and a nice head that laces the glass a little bit.
The smell is spicy with some orange and sweet grainy overtones, overall quite appetizing.
It's got a nice, wheaty taste with some yeasty flavors and spicy citrus. Moderately carbonated, it goes down easy and has a nice mouthfeel too.
I'd have to say that this beer is pretty darn good. Maybe not the top beer of all times, but definitely a nice wheat beer that's above average in its category, and that I'd certainly buy again.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2010 16:48:56 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It's about a medium yellow-gold in color and pretty clear. There may be a touch of haziness but it's not close to cloudy by any means. A small white head grows to just under a finger tall and diminishes in time to a solid foam that leaves spotty lacing.
The smell offers what I expect from a wheat, though rather than being plainly American it seems to have a lot in common with a hefeweizen; that is, the Belgian yeast strain. The nose gives up the banana, clove and bubble gum along with a bit of dustiness I would expect not from a purely American offering but a Belgian.
The taste follows suit but is a little weaker somehow. It seems to fade off at some point. it's also different in that it's fruitier and tangier than the aroma, not letting things mingle nicely but sort of mashing it all together. It's not bad, just unfinished.
I don't expect a big body, but it could have a little more to it. the carbonation's at a good level but the crispness goes spritzy, but it works fairly well and there's a nice smoothness there too.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2012 00:10:19 | More by Brenden
Haystack Wheat from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.