Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bananaman:
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Hmm, an American wheat beer? Apparently, this is one of the new beers in Systembolaget's "standard selection", and it might be a nice suprise for the summer to come. Or will it?
The beer pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a huge white head. Looks nice, but I don't think wheat beers in general look too nice.
Aroma holds some nice notes of green bananas, unmature apples and some spicy yeast notes. There are also some slightly bitter hops that balances all this fruitiness. Nice!
Taste is slightly less interesting than the smell. Otherwise it's quite similar to the smell with those earlier mentioned green bananas and green apples.
All and all, a very drinkable and refreshing beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2009 15:44:38 | More by Bananaman
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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.