Blue Heron | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 03-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The description on their website was written before they got their beers on the market. In the end, they decided to filter this and make it a kristalweizen for reasons such as keeping the yeast from scaring people away and issues with the yeast settling in the keg. Still, it’s a tasty little beer with respectable bubblegum esters. It’s on the darker side of the weizen group, but nothing so dark as to kick it out of style.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a cloudy dark gold color with a head that dissipated quickly. It had a faint floral smell. The taste was malty with a fruity aftertaste reminiscent of Belgian beers. It was medium bodied and slightly creamy. This is a very drinkable beer that isn’t too filling.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a big, two finger, bone-white head boiling with carbonation upon arrival, but with low retention. The color was a pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was very fruity, like JuicyFruit gum. The mouthfeel was somewhat light with a hefewiezen sweetness in the mouth. The finish had a faint sweet quality that lingered, along with a graininess that seemed mildly interesting.

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Photo of JHeskew
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of drawsmcgraw
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this on the MS gulf coast from a supermarket in a "party pig". This concept is new to me: 2.25 gallons, can be treated like a party ball but there's no tap and it will last until you finish it. Plus, it came in a box. Kind of like wine-in-a-box, but so much better.

Imagine a clear, clean hefeweizen color mixed with a light amber color, and you get what's in my glass. A bit darker than what you may expect, as others have said, but still clear and aesthetically pleasing, leaving just a tiny, tiny bit of head once it settles.

The nose is average, stopping just after a playful tease of what should be offered in a hefeweizen. Unfortunately, the taste is what you'd expect from it: a hint of clove & banana, but pulled away just as you start to enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, this is a palettable beer, but it's just lacking. This may be a tragic result of the 5% law in the state of Mississippi. Maybe if they were allowed to have just a bit more alcohol, some more of the flavor could come out?

A sip from the glass feels cool and crisp in the mouth at first, but is a bit sluggish in the end and lingers for a bit. Seems to be missing that clean snap that I'm looking for.

While the numbers aren't exactly stellar, I still must applaud Lazy Magnolia for pretty much pioneering the art of brewing in MS. Here's to improvement and better times for them in the future.

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Photo of GuinnessHero
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a Party Pig of this at the local Sav-A-Center.

A - A clear but dark yellow color, very little head after the first pour out of the party pig.

S - Average, nothing special. Hops fill the nose with a delightful odor, but nothing special.

T - Wow the look does not do it justice. A fruity taste at the beginning, with a beautiful taste of hops in the background.

M - Coats the throat and pallet with a nice flavor that lingers around for quite some time.

D - This is dangerous stuff, you could down many many of these in one session. It's upwards with the perfect combination of taste and drinkability.

Being this is a local brewery, I always have to support Lazy Magnolia. They make wonderful beer and the rest have been just as good. Support this brewery at all costs as it is a great small brewery and will continue to prosper.

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Photo of pojo41
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At first taste I had a hight opinion of this beer. NIce clear gold color with a thin head. Very good aroma of banana and bubblegum. Good flavor of same.
However, the more I have had the more I have noticed a strange after taste. Also, it always seems to be under carbonated. A thin mouthfeel seems to be characteric too. Good flavor but, could use some tweaking.

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Photo of biggmike
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fine example of a Kristal Weisen. Poured an attractive dark gold with creamy white head that it didn't retain. Lacing was minimal. Good mouthfeel, and tasted a little like a witbier to me. Flavor has notes of honey and citrus. Carbonation seemed a little too light to me. Good beer.

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