Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale - Nelson Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev 0%
650ml bomber. Another entry in Nelson's Organic series, this time with a stark high-wire circus-esque theme.
This beer pours a hazy, cloudy, pale golden yellow hue, with lots of rising effervescence, and two fingers of tightly foamy, cushioned white head, which leaves a few swaths of randomly spectral lace around the glass as it genially wafts off.
It smells of decent sweet banana, laid-back yeast, and flattened citrus esters, pale doughy malt, a hint of clove/coriander spice, a mild vanilla pod earthiness, and a faint leafiness. The taste is pleasantly rounded bready, doughy, somewhat wheaty malt, banana pudding, zesty clove, sedated yeast, diluted vanilla, a softened lemon citrus twinge, and subtle earthy, leafy hops.
The bubbles are pretty restrained and unassuming, the body a solid enough medium weight for the style, and generally quite smooth, with an even nod towards an introductory creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy pastry malt, and various fruity friends faring well, as the spice and hops fade to a suitable fallback position.
I gotta say upfront (sort of), that this brewery's big bottle offerings of late have been less than enthralling. However, they've kicked it up a notch or two here, with a rather palatable imitation of the greats - well-rounded, fruity, spicy, and quite easy to drink. Kudos, it's always nice to see the beginning of a (hopefully) new stride.
07-14-2013 03:21:16 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
4.01/5 rDev -2%
Hazy, light straw with a nice white head, good retention & lace.
Initial aroma of sulfur gives way to cloves, vanilla and a hint of lemon zest.
Flavours of wheaty biscuits, lemon zest, vanilla and clove.
Light to moderate mouthfeel is very smooth with a light acidity providing a crisp finish.
Personally, I like a banana bomb, but this is still a really nice hefe. It's great to have another fresh, local option!
07-11-2013 22:55:33 | More by Derek
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Appearance- Pours a cloudy straw with two fingers of foamy white head.
Smell- banana, clove, yeast, spiciness. Pretty solid aromas for the style.
Taste- Similar flavours as noted in the aroma above. Lovely balance of banana, clove, spices, yeast and wheat.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice tingle from the carbonation.
Overall- A nice crisp and refreshing hefe by Nelson. They nailed all the key flavours for the style. Very sessionable for the summer season.
07-21-2013 05:37:47 | More by leaddog
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. This beer smells amazing. It says it's a "wheat ale" on the label, but it's a traditional still hefeweizen. There are pleasant aromas of banana, citrus and spice. Taste offers up tart apple, banana and a hint of spice. It's nice and dry and refreshing. Very carbonated, light bodied and easy to drink in hot weather.
08-06-2013 21:15:07 | More by CookstLiquor
Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale from Nelson Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.