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Portsmouth Weizenheimer - Portsmouth Brewery

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 8.71%

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our most popular summer elixir. An American wheat beer made with 55% wheat malt and 45% barley malt. Light, crisp, tart, & refreshing.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2002)
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Reviews by damienblack:
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw golden in appearance. Average head, not a ton of retention. Smells slightly sour in a vinegaric way, competing with lemon and citrus. Taste, pale wheat and citrus, not a bad way to go for a summer style beer. Light in body, surprisingly coating and quenching for something so light. Not a huge depth of body, but extraordinarly drinkable. Quite surprising.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 06:48:16 | More by damienblack
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-31-2013 19:31:32 | More by ajcormier
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewpub: this one pours a cloudy golden color. A fair amount of a foamy white head that doesn’t linger long but does leave some lacing. The aroma id decent. Mainly some wheat and citrus notes. The taste is also pretty good. Wheat, citrus, and a slightly lighter body. A nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 18:14:46 | More by Boto
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-26-2013 21:56:23 | More by TobiasG
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3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At Portsmouth Brewery:

In a pilsener:

A: hazy golden orange body with a half finger of white foamy head that quickly dies leaving just a bit of lacing

S: big wheat tones up front, very light citrus undertones

T: wheaty/slight citrus

M: light to medium, very sessionable, adequate carbonation

O: though I had it in a pilsener, it was still a good beer for its style and to me; I`d have another

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 18:34:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-13-2012 04:50:04 | More by cliff1066
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-30-2012 23:22:23 | More by wdarcy77
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Portsmouth. Review from notes.

A: Served in a tall weizen glass, the beer was extremely hazy, light orange in color with yellow highlights. Small ring of foam on top minimal lacing.

S: A little bit of honey and wheat with some light citrus. There is a little bit of a yeast aroma as well.

T: Very wheaty with little else going on really. Some very light citrus hops and faint fruit flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: It was just ok. Not bad, but a little boring especially after the other beers I had that day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 20:18:12 | More by mdaschaf
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-28-2012 03:03:11 | More by raythealeman
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-08-2012 23:09:14 | More by CoryR
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-08-2012 15:57:43 | More by leschkie
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2012 23:54:44 | More by phingdong
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-24-2011 01:42:16 | More by djrn2
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-22-2011 18:29:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-15-2011 01:04:00 | More by Lawnboy33
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-14-2011 17:11:50 | More by Jspriest
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-14-2011 15:50:32 | More by funkel81
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the Portsmouth Brewery and served in a weisse glass. The beer is a cloudy goldenrod color, with no head whatsoever. There is a light spicing, with a fruity balance to the aroma. The flavors are a citrus sweet blend, with light spicing in the background, mostly coriander. Very tasty. There is a tangy sweet aftertaste, with a puckering finish. The citrus notes really kick in strongly at the end. Tart, but tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2011 02:45:16 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a touch of white head. Not too highly carbonated. Smells fairly non descript. Sweet and kinda boring. Tastes boring but very drinkable. Overall a pretty solid lager but nothing special. I think this is miscatagorized... O well, still an interesting one that i enjoyed

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 23:27:41 | More by Urbancaver
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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at the Portsmouth brewery into a pilsner style glass.

Very nice simple light orange and consistent throughout. Opqaue in appearance with a nice standard like white head and fluffy. Looks like a hefeweizen. Some minimal lacing while drinking. This beer also looks a little flat as well.

Bouquet is once again very closed, perhaps a faint lemon but that's about it.

Bready light malt in taste and spice. Does lean to clove in the mid palate, but a bigger bread punch on the finish and swallow. Feel is pretty good too almost crisp but balancing some good density.

Overall this is alright, but I know I've had better.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2011 15:35:41 | More by smakawhat
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a Augustiner Weissbier glass. Purchased in…April of 2011?

A – An aggressive pour produced rather short head which disappeared rather quickly, although it left lacing all down the side of the glass. A lovely golden color. A bit hazy as expected.

S – Grain, yeasty, a bit of citus in the nose.

T –More of a citric hop pucker than the aroma would predict. A long noble hop finish as well. Flavorful, but not massively so.

M – A heavier body than most , but medium body is still the best descriptor. Really lacking in carbonation for my taste.

O- I’m kind of underwhelmed. While the flavor was good for the style, the low carbonation made this a bit of a drag to drink. I truly don't remember how long I've had this bottle in the DBF, but maybe it is past its prime. I'll try a fresher one the next time I have an opportunity to do so.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 21:43:51 | More by andylipp
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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into shaker.

A - Pours a straw yellow with a golden center. Decent white head with lots of fizzy bubbles. Hazy

S - Citric lemon and oranges, pepper, grainy, some caramel.

T - This beer has a good heft of citric (again, lemony and orange), some grassy hop bitterness but lots of grains. Seems off-balanced and the very slight sweetness from the malts makes a brief appearance in the back

M/O - Medium to light, crisp but way to effervescent for my tastes. Overall not a bad beer, not something I'd reach for regularly but is a nice summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 17:34:29 | More by OakedCanuck
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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired from the bottle shop in Portsmouth 6/11
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a hazy golden color with a 1/4 inch of white head. Head disappears immediately leaving minor spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is rather malty, a good deal of wheat, and fruit essence.

T: Taste starts with yeast and a touch of malt. A bit of banana fruitiness comes in with some grassy hop notes. Finish has a continued hay, grass flavor with a good deal of malt.

M: Lighter body, medium carbonation, slightly oily at first with a dry finish.

D: Goes down rather easy, somewhat tasty, not too filling, ok representation of style. This is a decent beer, good on a hot summer day. I may not seek it out again, but I wouldn't turn it away.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 00:16:52 | More by Jayli
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Real hazy golden straw color with a fizzy layer of head that vanishes almost right away.

A touch of fruitiness here. Rasperries come to mind with a little bit of spicy hops in the background. Light slightly toasty malts on this one. A little bit doughy one the pallet with lots of toasty grains. A little bit of banana with a very light hop bittering in the background.

The body on this seems a bi thick and somewhat head. THe carbonation is also a little bit on the soft side. A bit to be desired on the feel but it's not a deal breaker. OVerall a decent beer. Always glad to grab a bottle or two of this from the shop when they've got it.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 01:59:49 | More by Bendurgin
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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at brew pub

Light fizzy head hazy pale golden orange wheat color.

Nose light malts, light straw, touch of fruity lager aromas, light citrus and touch of banana.

Taste starts light creamy toasty malts, light overall, bit of citrus and and light spices, touch of grassy and spicy hops, wheat, light banana and fruity lager yeast flavors. Finishes a bit drier from the semi sweet start, lingering wheat and lager flavors.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall decent, nice light flavors, good summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 00:59:46 | More by jlindros
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Portsmouth Weizenheimer from Portsmouth Brewery
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