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Summer Sail Hefe Weizen - Wagner Valley Brewery

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Summer Sail Hefe WeizenSummer Sail Hefe Weizen

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27 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 08-12-2002)
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Head is thin and wispy, dissipates quickly. A rich amber color with a spicy banana bread aroma. The cinnamon and clove aromas dominate with just a hint of banana Very spicy on the palate with lots of Xmas spices. Also shows the classic hefe lemon sourness. The finish is quite dry and moderately astringent so it finishes clean and dry. The clove lingers on and on though. The spiciness may not suit everyone, but I like it.

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A- pours an almost clear bright brassy yellow with a huge meringue foam cap that snap vrackles and pops down Plenty of streamers that make the little bits of sediment dance around. The label says it is unfiltered but it isn't cloudy, yet it has a slight haze and bits.

S- A dusty citrus, clove aroma with a sustained wheatiness to it.

T- that wheatiness starts out then you get the citrus notes quickly that don't give way, but allows some banana clove notes in too.

M- light bodied with some wheat mouth feel. Consistent prickly micro bubbles prickling the tongue & palate. Makes me think it would pair well with some spicy foods.

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Bought this about a month ago from the brewery. Waited for a nice hot day to open one up...

Appearance: Good cloudy body, with about a half inch of head even on a hard pour. Disappears almost instantly. No lacing. Nice color, however, darker yellow.

Nose: Good aroma. Average for a hefe, the usual banana and cloves. Maybe a little too sweet.

Palate: Very mild. Obvious clove flavor, with some banana and not as sweet as the nose suggests. A little bitter on the aftertaste. A ltitle citrusy as well.

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Pours cloudy orange/yellow with a nice two-finger head. Smells delightful, citrus and cloves and some yeasty bread, like a really good breakfast. Goes down smoothly, with a nice carbonated crackle. Tastes wheaty with hints of citrus and spice, with a nice clean finish.

There are, I'm sure, better hefes out there. But grilling lakeside, it went down very nicely. I think they're getting the style down.

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UPDATE: One year later...

That was 2007. The 2008 version was almost as good, but they may have gone just a bit overboard on the spice flavors this time out. It went from a hint of cloves to, well, a bigger hint. Not undrinkable by any stretch, and still a good example of the style. But I was surprised, actually. I think they tinkered with a good thing and maybe took it down just a tiny notch.

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Appearance: pours a cloudy yellowish orange color with a spotty surface head. No lacing develops. Just doesn't look good.

Smell: quite a nice aroma with some banana and cloves.

Taste: this beer is mildly malty, with the typical clove, banana, and mild citric bitterness. Not as refreshing as other hefes on the market.

Mouthfeel: this beer was slightly crisp but leaning towards smooth at the start and finish. Relatively clean finish.

Drinkability: just a bit above average. This beer is not as crisp and refreshing as I would like.

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12oz bottle obtained via trade with Shippos. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured in an imperial pint glass, forms no head to speak of (even with the hard pour), and leaves a few bubbles here and there on the side of the glass. A warm honey/amber hued brew, with a wheaty yet still unimspiring aroma. Taste is wheaty like the nose, but short-lived, and has a slight citrus tinge to it. Mouthfeel is thin, and drinkability is alright, but I question why one would want to. Shoot, I like Blue Moon better than this. Have had better brews from them, and hope to find others. Maybe this is a one-brew problem.

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Appearance:

An opaque muddy peach with thin layer of lace on top.

Smell:

Extremely yeasty with faint hints of citrus.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Banana with clove, stronger than any other hefeweizen I've encountered. Extremely fruity, with yeast undertones. Very smooth in character. This one goes down easy, and leaves you wanting more.

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The beer pours a very cloudy orange color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice wheat scent which boasts of banana and cloves. It finishes with a fruity yeast aroma which is quite pleasant. The taste is good. It has a rich wheat malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes with a dry, yet fruity hefe yeast taste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little less than adequate carbonation. This is a fine hefe. It has good flavor and aroma; a good beer for hot summer days.

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2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
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12 oz. Bottle: This one was a cloudy, somewhat orangish-golden color. There was very little head. Fairly strong yeast and wheat aroma. Maybe a hint of citrus (but not hoppy) in there also. Somewhat sweet taste, which actually turns slightly sour in the aftertaste. A bit bland, however.

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Summer Sail Hefe Weizen from Wagner Valley Brewery
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