Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Osiris9588:
3.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
12oz bottle dated 8/1/07, part of a Left Hand sampler twelve pack. It pours a slightly hazy dull yellow. The white head is a little weak and doesn't stick around for very long.
The aroma is very yeasty, along with ginger, clove, and little lemon zest. The flavor follows, along with some banana and a slightly soapy finish.
The mouth is light and the carbonation lacks a little. It's not really complex, but has enough going on to make it flavorful. It's very drinkable. It's awright.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2007 19:40:13 | More by Osiris9588
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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.