Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by searsclone:
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bought a single at AJ's fine foods and poured the bottle, dated 07 11 07, into a hefe glass
possibly the easiest time I have ever had getting the yeast out of the bottom of the bottle
A: poured very clear with a nice head and when I added the yeast it looked like a waterfall and then it looked like a lava lamp as the yeast settled
S: mostly coriander, then maybe a little banana and vanilla
T: spice, then maybe a little banana, followed by a bubblegum aftertaste
M: sharp on the tip of the tongue and back of the throat, sort of watery in between
very easy to drink, I really like it and I will look for it again. I would like to try it on tap
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2008 01:51:59 | More by searsclone
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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.