Ünshadowed | Ale Asylum

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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vibrant as a summer sun and über refreshing, this classic German Hefeweizen is soft on the palate with an effervescent finish.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-28-2006

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big banana, beyond banana. We’re talking serious banana folks. In fact I can actually say that there are multiple types of banana in this beer. There’s green dole bananas, and then there are those overly ripe bananas from the Quick Trip store, and then a few Jamaican sugar bananas, and s few banana flavored runts, and maybe even a Plantain or two to boot.

Ok, now that we got that banana stuff over with I can talk about the rest of the beer’s attributes.

Pour is pretty on for the style. Body is hazy, less so then many hefes but still well with in style boundaries. Color is a straw yellow, just a few notches darker then crayola with a thin white leaning beige head. Carbonation is moderate.

Aroma is obviously bananas with some grass and the ever so faintest hint of vanilla ice cream.

Flavor is pretty much just banana.

Mouthfeel starts well. It’s crisp and refreshing but becomes heavy and cumbersome as the beer warms. The banana yeast just gets to be too much for me and drags the beer down half way through. Body starts medium and becomes medium to heavy. Slightly sweet but not too bad.

Drinkability: Personally, I can’t drink more than a glass of this but most of my friends love it. Personal preferences I guess.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which slowly settle into a thinner layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty and zesty wheat driven aroma with good hints of fruit and spice. Upfront Hefeweizen yeast with bready hints of wheat, grains, straw, oat, and crackers. Spicy hints of clove and pepper. Big scent of fruit with hints of banana, lemon zest, and orange. Hints of bubblegum as well. Background hints of earthy and grassy hops. A pretty solid wheat aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a zesty and yeasty wheat forward taste with notes of fruits and earthy spice. Hefeweizen yeast and pale malt with bready notes of wheat, straw, grains, crackers, and oat. Dried fruit notes of banana along with some bubblegum. Citrus fruit notes of orange and lemon zest. Earthy hops in the background with notes of grass. A pretty nice crisp wheaty taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, spicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty decent take on a Hefeweizen. Nice fruit and spice flavor. Not on the same level as the German versions but decent for an American take.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of spacecake9
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the basic description. A light hazy golden color with a nice foamy head.
Definitely a bit of banana in the aroma. Very drinkable. If I had any complaint it would be that the flavor falls off quickly as it moves through your mouth. But still good.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured a clear pale yellow with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of white wine. The taste was weak for a hefe. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's not a very good hefe.

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: very light yellow, almost the color of a low-abv gose or berliner weiss. very hazy, minimal head, lingering 1/2-finger collar.
S: although I appreciate that this hefeweizen gives off less clove spice than the norm, the overwhelming aroma is artificial - this is straight-up banana runt candy
T: like the aroma, but with a tad more clove spice . . . the artificial banana flavor dominates the back half of the palate . . . this is not boozy, typical for the style
M: not too thin, not too thick, there's a touch of metal on the finish

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of CJSchultz
4.58/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 214 ratings