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Portsmouth Weizenheimer - Portsmouth Brewery

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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 sethmeister:
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours from my bomber into a pint glass an ever-so-slightly hazy pale gold with a small white head.

Scent is very hard to discern unfortunately. After concentrating for a while I get fresh bread primarily.

Taste is fresh doughy bread, a touch of honey sweetness, a very light hop bitterness. Citrus and spice notes are there but are somewhat faint. Very clean, crisp and easy to drink.

Mouth is crisp, dry and light.

Drinkability is exceptional.

Weizenheimer is probably a very good beer to start a neophyte craft beer drinker on. Very crisp and easy to drink. A decent session ale and although it doesn't tickle my fancy the way Portsmouth's bolder and more complex ales do, I have to say this is still a tasty and well crafted beer and I am enjoying drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 01:42:39 | More by sethmeister
More User Reviews:
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-12-2014 21:41:36 | More by tjcamm
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-26-2014 14:57:01 | More by Janeinma
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

05-25-2014 23:49:41 | More by JohnFatAss
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2014 21:19:16 | More by Fettpopps
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-31-2013 19:31:32 | More by ajcormier
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Boto

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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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TobiasG

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%

06-26-2013 21:56:23 | More by TobiasG
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-13-2012 04:50:04 | More by cliff1066
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-30-2012 23:22:23 | More by wdarcy77
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
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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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +19%

05-28-2012 03:03:11 | More by raythealeman
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CoryR

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-08-2012 23:09:14 | More by CoryR
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leschkie

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2012 23:54:44 | More by phingdong
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

11-24-2011 01:42:16 | More by djrn2
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12%

11-22-2011 18:29:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 01:04:00 | More by Lawnboy33
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

11-14-2011 17:11:50 | More by Jspriest
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev +12%

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

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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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andylipp

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
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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OakedCanuck

Washington

3/5  rDev -16%
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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Portsmouth Weizenheimer from Portsmouth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.