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Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: finepaws on 09-04-2005)
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dturchin

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

bought at: learys, newburyport, ma

A: an inviting hazy golden hue as you'd expect from an hefe, that unfilterted sediment slowly glides down the center of the brew dulling the shimmering gold which eventually fades into a more muted/tarnished gold/orange sun reflected in the ocean on hot summer day...make sure to roll this one around and repour to get the good stuff from the bottom if you're drinking out of a bottle, its so exhilirating to watch that yeast swimming to the bottom of the brew and start to let off those big aromas

S: sink your nose into the glass and its hard not to stick out your tongue and start lapping this stuff up...big overripe banana/banana bread with faint citrus undertones (grapefruit is predominant), with subtle suggestion of clove to come

MF: banana and faint citrus up front with gum coming on later, banana really sits on the middle of your tongue as citrus fades towards the sides and gum washes over the back...perfect carbonation for the style, if only a bit prickly towards as it goes down

T: cirtus comes on first, big, if not slightly unbalanced,banana all over the place coupled with citrus undertones as it goes down, really subtle clove as the flavors start to leave your tongue, with that ever so subtle gum/"band aid" (as one reviewer called it - pretty accurate) coming off the tongue as the banana and citrus wash over

D: great session beer if you're ready for a big banana/banana bread presence thats gonna linger...awesome summertime beer...six pack on the beach...can't go wrong with this one if you want to class it up a bit

overall way above "average" (however you may define that, i guess its relative) in terms of american wheats, im a big sammy fan being from the boston area but this blows their summer offering (which i once swore by) away, if youre looking for a little banana in your life, this is your summer brew...would i like more balanced flavors? maybe, but the flavors that do come across are well executed in an overall very good to great beer

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 04:13:48 | More by dturchin
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Haystack Wheat from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.