Two Palms High Desert Hefeweisen | Portland Brewing Company

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Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Reidrover on 09-30-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by uabigdaz:
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3.38/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, the head reminded me of keystone light in a bad way. Very stiff, quickly dissipating head. Leaves no lace at all. The color is dark and opaque as is expected, looks very good. Smells pretty good, slightly bitter. Very little wheat taste, mostly notable in the aftertaste. Thin beer, quite refreshing, but for refreshment, I still would grab for a light beer. At $5.99 for six bottles it was worth it, but it wont find a home in my rotation.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.72/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Saw this at an Albertsons that is closing, was on sale for $5.49 + the store closing sale put this sixer at just over $5 after tax.

12oz bottle with a smudged date code.

Starts out promising, hazy yellow with a tall eggshell white head.

Aroma is light, cooked banana and sour lemon.

Flavor was light as well. Barely detectable lemon, with some wheat.

That was a waste of $5.

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Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy gold color with a puffy white head that subsides fairly quickly.

Smell is clean with malt and wheat and wheat husks being the dominant scents.

Taste is mildly sweet and grainy. There is a clear flavor of detectable alcohol in this so it might be over the 5% I would normally expect for the style. The flavor profile goes sweet, then grains, then a hop bite, and faint ethanol in the finish. Hop bitterness is strong for the style.

Mouthfeel is good; wheat beers in general have no problems with that.

Good mild mannered beer suitable to drink with any lunch. Would have given a little better taste rating except for the ethanol flavor, that is a considered a defect in this beer style.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.89/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Saw this brand in my local cheapo Canned Goods grocery, had no idea it was another MacTarnahans spin off.
Comes in a 12 oz brown short neck, nice simple label with two palms of course.
Poured into the pint glass its actually quite a nice representation of the style, slightly dark ,murky orange, with a small pure white head,livelly carbonation visible.
The aroma though was pretty non-existent except for a curious sour ,dirty slighly smelly socks!
The taste ,thank goodness, is not as bad as the aroma..its just the usual american version oif a wheat beer..slighly "zesty"..a little wheat..and mostly boring.
Its pretty average on the palte..not too watery thank goodness.
All in all for a supermarket beer its quite drinkable.

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Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Hunter
2.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A recently discovered cheap microbrew (?) for me.

Appearance: True to style, a hazy golden color. Sedimentation on the bottom is obvious. Thin, barely there head that vanishes on the instant.

Aroma: Notes of wheat, light citrus, and tea in the nose. Some sweetness as well.

Taste: Gah! This is your basic pilsner with unfiltered wheat thrown in for the sake of appearance. Indistinguishable from a macrobrew like Red Dog. Aftertaste is brassy and brackish, and a bit like fruit about to turn rotten. Not a keeper.

Mouthfeel: Thin and light.

Drinkability: In a pinch? Sure. But if I'm that desperate for a thirstquencher I'll drink soda or water. Much better beers out there. The sixer was $5.99, so I try to allow my scores to reflect that (as in, you get what you pay for).

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Two Palms High Desert Hefeweisen from Portland Brewing Company
2.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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