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The Love Wheat Beer | Starr Hill Brewery

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The Love Wheat BeerThe Love Wheat Beer
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3.54/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German-style hefeweizen with a fruity aroma and spicy finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,411
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
471
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
83
Trade:
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of eldergleam
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of osheamatth
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had wheat hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a wheat flavor
M-A light bodied moderatly carbonated beer
O-A decent wheat beer

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crackerjack57
4.51/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jhasler0
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_42
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow not much of a head for a hefe

Smells and tastes like a traditional hefe. Clove and banana. Nothing fancy, but a well-done hefe, which is rare for US breweries.

MF-Crisp and light.

Overall one of the better American hefes I've had.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a slightly hazy straw/honey color with a short-lived head.

S) Fairly traditional nose, with notes of bread, banana, and clove. Quite pleasant.

T) The taste is rich with banana esters and lovely grainy notes.

F) The mouthfeel is almost a wee-bit creamy, and it has a medium-high carbonation. A pleasant to sip and swish.

O) A good representation of a German style hefe brewed in the states. An easy recommendation.

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Photo of cuy50
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours a slightly dingy yellow, lightly cloudy and with an enticing foamy to near creamy white head. The cap fades slowly, and drapes of lacing form.

Nose has banana up front with a smidge of bubblegum. A bit of wheat comes through upon closer inspection. There may be more nuance here, but atmosphere prevents noticing. Could go higher.

Taste too has a banana lean, but just slightly. I imagine a banana wheat sandwich bread (which sounds worse than I intend). There’s a little high note of very subdued lemon, and a hint of earthy that could be coriander (or more of the wheat in disguise).

Feel is just wonderfully soft, but light. Not challenging to the palate at all, this pour is near perfect feel (having had this before, it’s not an aspect I recall standing out).

Pleasantly surprised to grab this solely for review of a beer I neglected and completely enjoy it. I recall liking it in the past but expected a 3.7ish range. Definitely better than that.

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Photo of Lucular
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of highstrung
2.1/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a small chalice: color is murky gold/copper, head presents 1/2 inch thick with off white color, dissipating quickly to a ring.

Smell is very light with hint of clove and wheat.

Taste is similar with light flavors and more crisp presence than anticipate for the style; light clove, light biscuit but nothing emphatic.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, sharp, and bitter.

Overall an ok beer but more neutral wheat than hefe in style.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rindir
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feel The Love, Bro. Woody! I love when I open a package from Starr Hill Brewery as I just know that a good time is CANtained therein. This box was designed with The CANQuest (tm) in mind with four (4) different CANs for my drinking pleasure.

From the CAN: "A German-style hefeweizen with a fruity aroma and spicy finish."

A Hefeweizen in/from a CAN CAN only mean one thing - an inverted Glug following the Crack! I have had Krystalweizens before, but they (un)clearly want me to exbeerience the esters. I Love the onrush of the head as it steadily climbs up the glass, stopping at the lip to pause, exhale and slowly fall away. I got two fingers of foamy, soapy, tawny head with modest retention for my efforts. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose was my kind of Hefe! Lots of clove & only a mild banana/bubblegum presence. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, big for the style. The taste was very spicy, very much of clove & this is the sort of thing that I CANnot find often enough. I am told that the clove esters develop when the beer is lager-temperature fermented, which many (most) brewers to not have the time, patience, capacity (some CANbination thereof) to perform. More's the pity. Even so, hefeweizens remain not my thing, so catering to me will not keep yinz in business. Finish was dry & spicy, which is what I prefer, but even then, one was satiating. Clove Life Savers are long gone, but do they still make Clove chewing gum?

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Photo of q33jeff
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

**
06/14/2015
Bottle to pint. Yellow color. A little hazy. Small white head. Aroma is egg, wheat, some fruitiness. Taste is Bready, but thin. Very Mild hops. Paste. Medium carbonation. Not great, but ok for a plain wheat beer.

**

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Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Cloves, wheat, and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of cloves and wheat with a slight bitter and citrus after taste.

Overall: Good Hefenweizen. I would have this one again.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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The Love Wheat Beer from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 471 ratings