Haystack Wheat - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by whynot44:
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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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.