Warm Water Wheat | Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana Beach
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BrewMaster on 09-13-2005

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 15
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a slight banana flavor as well. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A: Hazy yellow with a respectable white head. Retention is good.

S: Banana blends with spicy clove-like phenols. Malt is grainy wheat and moderately sweet. I get bubblegum with each swirl of the glass. There's a little apple. 

T: Spicy clove suffuses my palate and banana and apple accompany it. Moderately sweet grainy malt blends with a low bitterness. Lots of bubblegum in the flavor, more than I found in the aroma.

M: Lower medium in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A solid Hefeweizen, though I don't come to Pizza Port for Hefeweizen.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Hazy golden color with a nice, fluffy white head.

S: Holy bananas! I've never smelled so much banana in a beer. Huge banana aroma that reminds me of banana laffy taffy. Slight bit of light citrus in the background.

T: Again, huge banana flavor that's sweet without being overly so. The banana definitely has a bit of an overripe quality to it. The beer has a creamy mouthfeel from the wheat which helped it to not be too sweet for me. Pretty well done and a must if you love bananas.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Carlsbad

A: The pour is a slightly hazy yellow/golden color with a mild off-white head.

S: Tons of banana notes fill the nose. The banana is quite sweet, almost sugary, with some nice spice notes in support and a sweet wheat aroma.

T: The flavor is much like the nose. Lots of sweet, overripe bananas and a more balanced dose of clove. The wheat is mild and sort of overpowered by the yeast contributions, but does provide some sweetness.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation to the beer.

D: Pretty decent American style hefeweizen, but the banana could be a bit much at times (as could the sweetness).

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Yard House, San Diego...

Standard hefe appearance. Cloudy orange-gold body beneath a short head dwindled to a standard collar and partial surface covering.

Bright banana hits you right off in the aroma, along with clove, apple, and sweetish wheat-based malt.

As might be expected, the banana carries through into the flavor, and it's clove-like, citrusy with lemon and a hint of grapefruit. The delicately sweetish and subtly tart wheat malt supports the fruitiness, and a mild hop bitterness keeps it aligned.

Overall, a nicely done, basic Bavarian-style weizen with a little bit of an American twist. Refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of kflorence
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, Carlsbad, CA. Wow. I was totally surprised by this hefeweizen. It had a very distinct flavor of clove and banana. You wouldn't think banana flavored beer would be good, but this was exceptional. It had me coming back for more! Very smooth, very drinkable, and very tasty!

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My guess is in the low five in alcohol, on-tap at Port Carlsblad. Clear clove and then bannana. It's yeast and I am in fact allergic to real bannana and did not get a reaction, but it tasted quite bannana. Cloudy with a bit of lace. A different hefe experience for me, and reminds me of the Ontario hometown one.

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Photo of BrewMaster
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at PP Carlsbad on 9/4/05.

Appearance: Cloudy orange to yellow color with a thin white head than dissipated down to a ring around the glass and some islands of lacing in the middle of the beer.

Smell: Big time banana aroma along with spices, apple, pear, and a warm, wheaty, bready alcohol nose.

Taste: The flavor brings lots of banana to start along with citrus, lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon, and clove spiciness. The malt profile is very mild and a bit too weak. The flavor is tart but short. The flavor lasts barely long enough to taste the other flavors once the banana passes.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and seemingly juicy n my mouth. Thin with a dry ending. It doesn't quite feel right for a wheat beer, but it's not bad.

Drinkability: Good and refreshing wheat beer. The flavor is short but bold. It could be improved with a more full body and a longer flavor. Still, it's a good brew with some pizza.

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Warm Water Wheat from Pizza Port Solana Beach
3.75 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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