Humdinger Hefeweizen | Five Seasons Prado

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Brewed by:
Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Cyberkedi on 07-24-2011

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of ColSanders123
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pahn
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greels
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An excerpt from the brewpubs beer menu reads:
"Brewed with 55% wheat, this beer achieves a bready texture with flavors of bananas, cloves, and cardamom. This style is often considered the breakfast beer in Germany."

Brewery-fresh taste and moderate tones of the usual susptects of flavors throughout set the stage for this vibrant, characterful, and refreshing ale.

The ale is brought to the table with a tall and slender mix of medium straw to deep gold color, and with the expected dense wheaty haze. Very well headed, a thick blanket of cottony white froath proves to be persistant and sticky with lace. It's the prototypical Hefeweizen presentation.

Fresh baked bread, soft grainy sweetness, with esters of banana, oranges, lemon, apple, and appricot. A balance of slight peppery and acidic tones tickle the nose and offer an aromatic repreive from the bready-sweet and fruity tones.

Flavors continue the consistent and moderate demeanor with medium sweet bread and grain flavors that sculpt the beer. Embedded fruity esters have a slight Fruity Pebbles candy taste with a hint of Juicy Fruit bubblegum. The mild balance of phenolic white pepper, clove, orange zest, and herbal hops round out the flavor but doesn't intend to rival the sweetness. Lemony citric and light lactic tartness create are zesty and sprite finish.

Creamy and medium-full bodied to start, at least until the carbonation releases. The mid palate shows a fading creaminess and an increased crispness, tartness, and mild astringency, just before the refreshing and minty-dry finish.

Perhaps somewhat standard for Hefeweizens, the balance favors the malty sweet side, similarly to Ayinger Brau-Weiss. The ultimate fresh flavor here makes it an appealing choice early in the session and paired with salad.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served up a clouded, dark burnished yellow body with a scant head from a tall pour into the clear Solo cup.

Smell: Hum-D smells of malted wheat and pale malted barley with notes of honey and somewhere around 5-6 pieces of honey-flavored morningtime cereal, a portion of ripe banana, some dried lemon peel, and some cloves.

Taste: Fairly upfront about its wheat maltiness, with a sweet taste of crisp honey candy. Light grain accent. The prototypical squashed bananas and lightly tart lemon with a dusting of spiciness. No more than a low bitterness is ever felt. Wheat-boosted smoothness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, some fluffiness contributed from the malted wheat and ample suds.

Overall: A good, satisfying hefe. Enjoyed a few pints trying to beat the heat at the annual sausage festival on the 5 Seasons.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a hazy, opaque honey golden with a thick, pale orangy-beige head. Aroma is wheaty with just a little bit of citrus, a mix of orange and lemon. Flavor is refreshing, wheaty and malty with a citrus undertone, and just a bit of an unpleasant sour taste - but maybe this was not from their best batch. Texture is fairly smooth and thick and rather tingly. A good beer for a sweltering July day in Georgia.

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Humdinger Hefeweizen from Five Seasons Prado
3.74 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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