Straight Up Hefe
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Style:
German Hefeweizen
Ranked #388
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #35,120
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 7.4%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
20
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: A traditional German-styled wheat beer with notes of banana and cloves.
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Photo of orangesol
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours light golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. A beautiful looking beer.

S - Smells of bready wheat, pale grains, lemon zest, banana, and some very light clove spice. This one lacks some of the traditional aroma's for a Hefe but still smells pretty good.

T - Plenty of wheat initially slowly giving way to a mix of lemons, clove, pale grain, earthy hops, and some banana. This one still doesn't have all the typical flavors of a Hefe but it still had plenty going for it to keep me interested till the finish.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice light feel combines with the low ABV. to make this one very drinkable.

O - A decent enough wheat beer but I actually love the watermelon version of this so much more.

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orangesol from Pennsylvania, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 1L growler, filled on Friday. Happy New Year.

A: The hefe is light, a golden color that verges towards the paler straw end of the spectrum. Definintely unfiltered, a mild haziness settles itself over the ale. A small band of white head precariously hangs on the sides of the glass.

S: Wheat and phenols stand out. The wheat is grainy with a mild lemon aroma. The phenols are bubblegum and banana. The aromas waft out of the glass and travel far, reaching me from the side table.

T: More clove in the taste, anisey. The ale also brings more wheat, a tarter aspect. Mid-sip a medicinal flavor pops up unexpectedly before disappearing. Banana comes up later in each sip, pushing away that medicinal aspect. Grains last, breadiness with just a faint phenolic sweetness.

M: Drinkable, low on alcohol, and another step in the right direction for Pizza Boy.

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akorsak from Pennsylvania, Jan 01, 2012
Straight Up Hefe from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 20 ratings