Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dave128:
3.25/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - almost no head with a pretty vigorous pour. Reached about a finger before quickly dissipating into nothingness. A tiny ring is present around the outside of the glass.
S - banana clove and coriander... A metallic smell that isnt very pleasing.
T - Pretty much follows the nose, down to the metallic taste. The hefeweizen qualities of this beer are great, but the twang of metal I get in the finish is very off-putting.
M - Light and crisp.
D - I generally love weizens but this one is definitely not my favorite. Maybe its old.. I bought it as a single and the bottle dating was rubbed off so its possible. I may try it again in the future, but this tasting didnt impress me much.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2011 05:02:11 | More by Dave128
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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 226 ratings.