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Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 222
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%


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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whynot44

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy apricot orange color with a moderate foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly, producing just a bit of lace.

The aroma is clove, fresh biscuits, bananas and a hint of lemon.

The taste is also dominated by the cloves, with a slightly more substantial biscuit background, bananas and a hint of lemon, grass and phenol at the finish.

Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and fairly smooth, easy to drink. A very nice hefe weizen.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 04:29:55 | More by whynot44
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Haystack Wheat from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.