Hefeweizen - Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev 0%
**also an unlabelled bottle from the brewery
Finally getting around to this one after picking it up at the brewery in January. Slightly hazy deep golden body after giving it a good swirl. The yeast is fairly highly flocculated and difficult to get into suspension, a minor quibble, especially with how things are shaping up here. Nice three finger off white head on a regular pour, with decent retention. After the initial rush this subsides to be a finely and mildly carbonated hefe, that produces decent lacings that eventually slide back into the liquid in my glass.
Very nice hefe aroma, with everything one would expect, banana and some bubble gum, accented by a subtle touch of clove, slightly nutty whole wheat, as well as pale barley malts. A mild hop aroma of lemon and green herbs as well.
The flavour is much like the aroma suggests, seems to be some other earthy spice flavours, perhaps nutmeg and cinnamon that go nicely with the clove and other flavours in this brew.
Almost medium bodied with a nice creamy feel that only adds to the brew. Nice wheat presence, would like to see these guys try their hands at a weizenbock, or even a wheatwine, but i digress. This is an all around well crafted brew, the mildly effervescent qualities that allow for the fine bubbles to erupt from my tongue only add to the feel and experience of this tasty brew.
Very drinkable. Would make for a great summer session beer, hopefully more batches of this are being brewed for summer. If so better get out there and try this one. Its a tasty, refreshing hefe that delivers what a hefe should, just wish it was a little more hefe...
05-15-2008 21:20:53 | More by demcorhip
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
This bottle has the name "Light Wheat", and 5.2% alcohol. It came out at about the same time as the first review appeared, so I'm certain that it is the same beer.
Clear gold with a ton of rising bubbles that keeps a finger thick white head well supported. No haze, or this one would be pretty impressive.
Clove and bubblegum hit the nose for me first, with the clove being the stronger of the two. Under-ripe banana makes an appearance.
Very fresh wheat beer flavours with a nice balance of the sweet and dry. Smooth mouthfeel despite very lively carbonation. I'm very impressed by this brew from Paddock Wood.
05-07-2008 03:00:15 | More by elricorico
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
UPDATE*** This beer was eventually released under the name "Light Wheat." My review was conducted based on bottles that were not yet labelled.
A - golden, clear (even thought I rolled the small amount of sediment back into suspension), thick white head, leaves lots of lace, persistent carbonation
S - banana, bubble gum, cotton candy, I pick up a bit of clove after it warms in the glass
T - all of the aromas are present again in the flavour, but nicely balanced by fresh soft wheat, and a kiss of hops at the end to wrap it all up. I get a hint of clove now and again if I let it roll around in my mouth.
M - lively carbonation is both soft and refreshing, light bodied, but not thin.
D - mmm, fresh hefeweizen is always a treat in these parts, I usually have to rely on my homebrew
The only real downfall is that it is too clear, but if you can get past the optics, it is a damn fine hefe, and a major improvement over the "organic hefeweizen" they released a year or two ago. I would love to see this become a regular offering.
02-08-2008 01:40:56 | More by markaberrant
Hefeweizen from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.