The Love | Starr Hill Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by mentor on 01-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
450
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of Eden222
1.57/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Entirely too much clove for me.

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Photo of tlazaroff
1.85/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sour apples and tart hard candy on the nose. I don't think it's supposed to smell like this.

Straw-yellow in color with a crisp BIG head at first but the head completely disappears very quickly and leaves no lacing.

Again with sour apples, very tart, almost puckering. Tastes nothing like it should. It's super carbonated, and a light body. I'm guessing I got a bad bottle. I will review this again when it's fresh.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of Guden
2.23/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a light gold with just a tiny head. No lacing. Didn't realize it was a hefe until I poured (only says wheat beer on the bottle and was part of mixed sixer). Guess its a krystalweizen.

S- strange, banana but also some sour apple, sour cherry and mustiness. Just a touch of spice.

T- the banana and spice come through better in the taste but the finish is still puckering apple. Acetaldehyde?

M- fairly thin with moderate carbonation. I'd like more body for a hefe but in this mess of a beer it's probably better this way.

O- drinks like a banana-wheat Budweiser. Looks like one too. Starr Hill seems to have some serious production flaws in their beers outside of the pale ale. Not impressed.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of spagel1919
2.39/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Just a hint of a spice gives this a bit of a different taste.

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2.4/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I poured This nast beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was cloudy yellow ugly pouring with no head at all. No lacing no nothing. The smell was sour as was the taste. Like a Bad Belgium beer that had sat opened for a month. Very disappointing and I guess it could just have been a outdated variety pk I got hold of. Regardless, I'm not trying another ever.

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2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a wheat glass from the bottle.

So this is my first so called "US Hefe" huh? Got big shoes to fill here since I've only had ones from Europe so here goes.

Cloudy dark lemon yellow body kind of dull, with a soapy one finger white head. Big carbonation bubbles from the bottom. No sticking for lacing either. The head bubbles are a good pin sized for the most. Out of the bottle it doesn't gush or foam very much. There is some yeast on the bottom of the bottle.

Smell is ok, nothing fancy slightly better than average. Faint lemon which is good but it smells like fake processed lemon juice or there is some other chemical or off that makes the lemon come out tasting like the typical fake lemon dish/soap detergent lemon juice. No grain to speak of either. An off putting sour too borderline not good.

Taste is real weak. This beer is incredibly watery. Lemon or grain taste does not come through either on the palate. Fizzy finish but one that luckily doesn't stay for too long. That fizz tastes like watered down high carbonated Sprite. In fact there is no grain on this beer either in taste or smell anywhere.

I am going to have to give this a pass on drinkability scale, there's much better out there for this style.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Speedihd
2.54/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KMcG
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy, yellowish orange with a slight head that disappears quickly.  The aroma is what you might expect from a wheat beer.  It has citrus, banana, and wheat yeast smells.  There is a wheat taste for sure, but it is overwhelmed by a fruity sweet/sour flavor. There is slight sour cherry or cranberry grape fruit tone to the taste. The mouthfeel is mild, light body and refreshing.  The sourness is a bit much for this wheat beer style. 

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The Love from Starr Hill Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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