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Beach Wheat - Short's Brewing Company

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHobo on 08-03-2009)
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Reviews by tectactoe:
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this one many times on tap at places around time, picked up a six-pack for the first time this year. It pours a bright and shining gold color with a yeast-driven haze that obscures any amount of clarity in the brew, just like any hefeweizen should. The head is pretty thin and fades quickly, much quicker than many other beers of this style.

The aroma reminds me of a thin and slightly watered down hefeweizen; the mild, yeasty esters are there with some lightly rotten banana and hints of clove and mint. Faint apple skins and a light kiss of musky hops finishes things off. Not as full, thick, or robust as you'd expect, sadly. The aromas are there, they're just a little underplayed.

Wheat is revealed a little more as the beer hits the palate; soft wheat background with a light graininess and heaps of pale malt. Yeast abound, with lots of banana and clove-like esters. Mild, tart-apple twinge hits somewhere around half-way, something that was unexpected but not necessarily unwanted. Finish contains a touch of musky hop bitterness, but mostly wheat and fading yeast flavors.

Just like the aroma and flavor profiles, the mouth feel is a bit lacking in girth and just seems like a thinner version of the style. Thin bodied, tight carbonation, and a crispy, wet finish. Far from the top-tier hefeweizens out there, but far from the worst, too. It's simply an easy drinker and nothing else. Don't expect greatness and you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 11:33:55 | More by tectactoe
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S - Banana peels, spices, lemon grass.

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Beach Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.