Day Of The Dead Beer (Cerveza De Los Muertos) Immortal Beloved | Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.

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Brewed by:
Cerveceria Mexicana S.A. De C.V.
Mexico
mexicalibeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Lemke10 on 08-05-2013

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207
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3.27
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only some wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by flavors of bananas from the yeast and has hints of the underlying wheat. No clove-like spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer might not look like a traditional hefeweizen and lacks the champagne-like effervescence but the smell and taste are true to the style. It's easy to drink and isn't a bad Mexican representation of a Bavarian style.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, still with the creepy Dio de Los Muertos imagery, and without much information on the beer herein beyond the name.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and weakly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random landfall lace around the glass as it readily subsides.

It smells of mildly acrid yeast, musty banana chips, bready pale and spicy wheat malt, a further strangely sinful (not in the pleasant way) corn grist astringency, faint and duly muddled savoury spice, and perhaps the suggestion of rubber-booted citrus. The taste is more grainy and semi-sweet wheat malt, a tag-a-long sugary corn character, overripe applesauce, pureed bruised bananas, ethereal clove/coriander spice, a certain hole where I was expecting some table pepper, and a bit of dank wet cardboard.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, and hardly even noticeable at times, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth, I suppose, with a growing clamminess as it warms. It finishes on the sweet side, the various perceived malts employed here running the table, as it were.

While not particularly egregious in its flaws, they are indeed there for all (ok, maybe not all) to see, smell, and taste. Way too sugary (at times from dubious sources), and with a yeastiness that seems to come and go at will - control, people! Anyways, closer to the purported base style than the others from this brewing concern that I've yet tried, which is faint praise, I'm afraid.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with okay label art and twist-off pressure cap acquired at a local cornerstore last week and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. A bit thinner than would be ideal. Subpar creaminess and frothiness. Inconsistent spotty lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is good - about 6 minutes.

Body colour is a translucent nontransparent murky copper of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles or sediment is visible. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit disconcerting. A good hefeweizen is always a hazy orange with good vibrance, and this is far from on the mark. It's a pleasant enough appearance in a general sense, but it's far from conventional.

Sm: Fresh wheat, a hint of stale orange peel, flaked wheat, starches, coriander, banana, and a hint of clove. It's not as yeasty as I'd like. It's an interesting aroma for the style and I'm looking forward to trying it. A pleasant if surprisingly dry aroma of average strength.

No alcohol or overt hop character is detectable. If anything I get a bit of hoppy fruitiness.

T: Flaked wheat, banana, clove, faint orange peel, fruity hop character, clean barley. It's surprisingly well balanced and has a nice taste. The starchiness from the aroma is luckily absent here. I like it.

Very cohesive, but not quite gestalt. Has nice complexity and subtlety for a hefeweizen. It's not real intricate or nuanced, however. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Too dry and starchy. Also probably too coarse for a hefeweizen. Overcarbonated. Unrefreshing. Medium body. Decent presence on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Overall, this texture complements the taste decently. It's not the juicy, refreshing, über-drinkable mouthfeel featured in the best hefeweizens, but it'll do.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. It's an enjoyable hefeweizen but isn't without its flaws. I wouldn't buy it again - at least not here in Texas where there's a good market for hefeweizens, but it's not bad for the price point and you could do worse in terms of Mexican hefeweizens.

C

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottled stamped BEST BEFORE 050914 served in a snifter.
Pours with almost no head. Lightly hazy even just a tiny bit of sediment left in the bottle.
True enough to style to be easily recognized as a Hefeweizen. Banana, clove and wheat are dominant. A bit thin and sweet, rather astringent, and not as soft as hoped. Otherwise, not bad.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It's not a bad beer, but there are definitely several other options in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.38/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

11.2 ounce twist-off bottle - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 080914.

Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden-orange body with a small, very thin, white head barely kept alive by steady streams of soda-like bubbles.

Smell: Somewhat sweet-smelling corn-based cereal with the merest aromatic mention of 'nana and lemon. Ay Dios Mio!!

Taste: Sweet start, with what seems like some corn slide into the recipe for a taste of corn syrup glazed grains. Very faintly bready. Near-dead notes of citrus, banana. No appreciable hop character. Then, it's back to the sugariness until the lightly fizzy finish. An embarrassing effort.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Beloved? Geez, no. Immortal? Well, it will live on in my mind as a truly ghastly hefe until the end of my days.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some peach + golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of overripe bananas with moderate aromas of lemon citrus and moderate aromas of clove. There is a light note of wheat underneath.

T: Upfront there is the lightest hint of wheat but that is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of overripe and slightly bruised bananas (you know the ones that are just about to turn and only be good for making banana bread). There are some light to moderate flavors of lemon citrus and moderate to strong flavors of clove.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Kind of creamy.

O: This one is pretty easy to drink but might be a touch too sweet with the overripe/bruised banana flavors and aromas. Refreshing and certainly sessionable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

And here my initial Los Muertos impressions come to an end. Been a long, pathetic trip, for the most part, so hopes aren't exactly high for the hef. Still, what must be done must be done. This stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, what may or may not be a dash of clove, light almond (the hell?), and a half-twist of vague citrus. The taste generally brings in more of the same, with more distinct citrus (leaning orange here), an addition of banana, and a lack of tat strange almond character. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice enough hef, I suppose, but definitely nothing to get off the couch for. And so ends my trip through these newcomers. Bottom line: I'm nowhere close to impressed. Oh well...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I forget when and where I discovered this series, but I was immediately struck by the label art. I hope that someone at Los Muertos is reading this and will CANsider putting these beers in CANs as the art would look fantastic in this format.

From the bottle: "Day of the Dead Beer[/]Cerveza De Los Muertos".

This label is a little disturbing. Is the groom trying to give the bride a hickey or is he a closet zombie, taking a bite from her neck? Either way, she seems to be enjoying herself with her head tilted,her right arm thrown back, her eyes closed and a gentle smile playing across her ruby lips. I guess that once you are dead and immortal anything goes. I will report back when my time comes.

I could see some sediment in the punt of the bottle so I really agitated it before I unscrewed the top. I got two fingers of soapy, tawny head that quickly fell away to a skim. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange, like fresh-pressed apple cider (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled like banana bread - very banana-like but with a strong bready malt presence. Hefeweizen remains one of my least favorite styles, but I am trying very hard to give them a chance. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was definitely more banana than bready malt. I dislike banana, either artificially or as a byproduct of the yeast strain. It irks me because I know that a hefeweizen that is fermented under lager conditions will be clove-forward in its esters and I really dig that. This was pretty run-of-the-mill as far as I was concerned. Finish was semi-sweet, not cloying (thank Bob!) and drinkable, but one would be my limit. I am willing to revisit this if they begin to CAN our loving couple.

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Photo of Billolick
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Pours dull and hazy light tangarine, under a moderate off white head.

Super ripe bananas upon the sniff.

More over ripe bananas all over this. Over the top ripeness, makes this go over to the kinda unpleasant side. Sort of an acrid and off putting bitterness in the finish.

One and done here and thankfully I purchased just this singe bottle

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy medium caramel amber with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, light citrus and banana. Flavor is sweet fruit emphasizing banana flavors, clove with light wheat, finishing with light clove and slight hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. All the hefeweizen flavors are here, but almost opposite of a well balanced beer in that style. The spicing and fruit flavors are dominant with the wheat taking a far back seat. Some of the estery banana flavor seems almost artificial. An adequate, but unbalanced attempt at a hefeweizen. With the traditional classics in this style so readily available and inexpensive, it seems odd to even try to produce a modest example. It went well with lunch, but not a repeat beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell has some banana and wheat elements to it. Taste is banana, spice, some wheat, refreshing and disappearing quick. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of biegaman
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Like all good Hefeweizens, the last couple of ounces of Immortal Beloved came out the bottle thick as mud; oddly enough they did not, however, manage to muddy the lightly coppered golden complexion. Where does all this brightness come from - holding it to the light practically requires sunglasses - and where's all the head? This don't look like no Hefe, man!

The beer smells like rotting lemons and badly bruised bananas and other tropical fruits - before shipping from Mexico, did they mix up the loading docks? Most of these festering fruity esters can directly be traced back to the yeast, though there's a particularly 'rancid' quality to this strain that is actually a little off-putting.

There's definitely some relevant flavours present but because the beer lacks the style's trademark creamy, full mouthfeel, it just doesn't taste right. In lacking the soft, sweet, wholesome breadiness of wheat, the malt bill tastes more like corn, linking thoughts to any of Mexico's many ubiquitous mass lagers.

And since the banana and spice are so subtle, it's a hard connection to overcome. While clove isn't entirely absent, it is faint enough to neglect; it impacts the overall beer no more than I do the score in the football game by yelling at the TV. And as for fruit, banana ear medicine is conjured a few times - not a bad taste, but not exactly ideal for a hot-weather quencher.

One word I remember from two years of university Spanish is "jefe". Well hermano, this 'Hefe' is certainly not boss. There is mucho mass to Mexican beer than Corona but this offering, like the others I've tried from Cervecera Mexicana, wouldn't have you believe that. I think next time I see one of these beautifully illustrated bottles on the shelf I'll have to say 'no, gracias'.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%

(3.20) A: Pumpkin orange , good clarity, random release of macro-effervesce bubbles. Spongy off white head with a skim covering is quick to dissipate leaving no legs on the vessel or lasting impression.

(3.25) S: Yeasty orange and banana on the nose, moderate awareness, not much else to go on.

( 3.30) T: Flavor follows the nose, yeasty banana and orange taste. Light tangy tartness, lemon wedge with a hint of sweet honey wheat and honey flowers. Cloying in the front, it provides a soft peppery fade with some fruit and bubblegum yeastiness in the middle of the palate. The finish finds a soft dry yeasty touch of dried cheese.

(3.25) M: Lively mouthful with lots of carbonation, but not neccessarily crisp. Buttery texture good fullness.

(3.30) O: Overall a bit sweet at times. Honestly this would be an entry level hefeweizen by american standards, maybe gaining some respect considering this comes from the land of corona and mass produced macro-lager style beer. A good try considering the locale area to introduce a new style with a bit more daring flavor.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is yeast, lemons, bananas and sweet bubble gum. The flavor is lemons, light bananas, bubble gum and a mix of wheat and sweetness in the finish. A little more sweet than most hefes but it was decent hefe all around.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at a Mexican restaurant in Denver, the name of which I cannot remember. Pours hazy yellow as expected with a fluffy white head. Aroma of clove and banana, sweet wheaty malts, honey, maybe some pear. Flavor follows as expected with nice banana and clove notes, honey sweetness, and a relatively clean finish. Body is light with medium plus carbonation. Very easy drinking. Not bad.

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Photo of Brenden
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Darker than most and lacking the certain depth and softness that marks the style, this beer by contrast is a moderately hazed burnished gold-copper. The head, tinted yellow, is spritzy and falls apart but does leave rings at the edges that drop spotting on the glass.
Clove is prominent on the nose with less accessible notes of overripe banana and dusty earth. It's light and more spicy than anything. While not particularly aromatic or flavorful, and a little heavy-handed for the style, it's very apparent that no adjuncts are used (claims I've heard that seem to evidence bias) and that Belgian yeast was used.
The feel is interesting and seems to be an oxymoron in itself in that it's effervescent while being more medium- than light-bodied. Still, it's a bit too thick without the depth or the rolling softness that marks mastery of the style. It has a crisp bite, which seems to be the focus.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is cloves, banana and grain.
The taste is sweet, mild bitter note, kind of fruity too.
The texture is softer.
It's fine enough.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen has a medium, off-white head, a very hazy, opaque, orange appearance, lots of tight little bubble streams, and a decent lacing left behind. The aroma is very strongly of banana, and I was smelling that even before I brought my nose to the glass. The smells are of banana, white wheat bread, a bit of coriander, as the beer warms, and even a touch of lemon. Flavor is of banana, white wheat bread, bread crust, faint coriander, tap water (not unusual for wheat beer), lemon or citrus juice, sugar, and dough. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and cottony, and Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quaff-able. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly recommend it!

RJT

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Photo of CHickman
2.57/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours crystal clear gold amber color with bubbles racing up the beer to a big foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving OK lacing. The second swirl of the brew kicked up the yeast which looked like crap floating in a toilet after it poured in.

Smells corn like in a macro lager, caramel, grains, light yeast and cardboard; not what I expected since it looked good, this smells like a Bud or Corona with extra yeast in it and was very disappointing.

Tastes like it smells with corn and malt up front like in a macro lager, light caramel, grains, yeast/cardboard, banana and some other fruit; not as bad as the nose, but this lacked that hefeweizen flavor that I was hoping for. Tastes basically like half a Bud or Corona was poured into a glass with a half a Blue Moon. It has some sweetness, but not enough to make it good.

Mouthfeel is light and on the crisp side, with mild fizzy carbonation and a slightly sweet aftertaste that is grainy with clove trailing off and finishes almost dry.

Great looking artwork and cap, it would be easy to drink if it tasted better but this formula needs help or the brew needs better quality hops and yeast added as it's not that good.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy amber peach juice with streams of bubbles rising from specific locations on the bottom of the glass. Topped with 3 fingers of fluffy white head.

Peach juice, bubblegum, coriander, new plastic.

Hefty sweetness, apple sauce, caramel notes, bubblegum and coriander.

Moderate but chewy body, medium to low carbonation for the style.

Got at Tops in Chiang Mai, drank same day (July 4th, 2016). Exceeded my expectations, but I can understand why others are giving low ratings. Its a beautiful beer with pleasant qualities and 'pretty' label, but a little syrupy for the style. If I think of it as a Belgian pale ale or even a saison, the beer pleases me more.

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Photo of ordybill
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is similar to an American Adjunct Lager with a large white head. Sweet aroma with an overly sweet taste of bananas and some yeast. Not a bad beer, Mexico seems to be developing a craft beer industry also.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the Beer Box in Playa del Carmen. Tasted 25 December 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium-dark, late summer wheat yellow. Half a finger of white head, okay retention and lacing. For a hefe, oddly dark and not so nice on the eyes.

Smell is super yeast. A little bit of wheat, a little bit of spice. It's a buoyant yeast smell, kinda like banana, or the essence of banana-like fruits.

Taste is a mellow spice, like cloves, round and warm with no zip. Again, pretty darn yeasty with only a small amount of wheat.

Feel is a little on the flat side, feels kinda rounded and expansive. Could use some more carbonation.

A passable hefeweizen. I probably wouldn't pick it over the stellar ones I can get in my area of the midwest, but it's not bad.

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Photo of bmwats
3.26/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence, and pockets of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. Some fair lacing mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Sourdough, yeast, and plenty of lemon citrus.

T: Wheat, with a little bite, some lemon citrus, a bit of butterscotch, and cotton candy.

M: Light, but full bodied. Diacety in the finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Fair head, and some okay lacing. Characteristic nose of doughy and citrusy character. Wheat with a little citrus, but more buttery sweet and candy sweet components. Overall, this is decent quaff.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
2.04/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One of the worst hefes iv had in a long time. On vaca in Cancun, picked up a single at Walmart. Consumed at the resort 2 days later. Absolutely nasty nose, overly sweet like candy and not much better on the mouth. No clove or banana like I'm used to tasting. Maybe I'm a Hefe snob cause I get Live Oak Hefe on the regular at home, but this is shit.

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