Hornet's Nest | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

BA SCORE
3.93/5
41 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
At OMB, we love our local history almost as much as we enjoy brewing our premium local beer. While most people think Hornet’s Nest is an ode to Charlotte’s basketball team, it’s actually the nickname England’s General Cornwallis gave Charlotte when he met more resistance here than anticipated during the Revolutionary War. So why did we choose this opaque, subtly sweet Hefeweizen as Charlotte’s tribute beer? Because it’s awesome! Otherwise, it wouldn’t be much of a tribute.

Added by Bung on 05-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,067
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
41
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of brauseboof
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GatorCoop
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried a tall one at the Charlotte, NC airport waiting on my flight. I tried it becated the Bros gave it a 91. Now I'm not big on wheat beers but this one was pretty good. However I'll stick with my IPAs.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Review from BA Mag Issue #119 ( Dec 2016 )

Bread, Spice, Gummy, Fruity
I immediately noticed this brew was on the right path; the massive head was a good sign, and I made sure to swirl the yeast into the beer to give it that authentic haziness. Hornet’s Nest smells of banana peels, bubblegum, mild clove, pears, bready malt, and a nutty yeast. Its smoothness reaches levels most beers don’t even come close to, and a quick snap of crispness leads to a semi-dry, malty palate. A hint of banana taffy, clove, bread crust, and fruity esters is exactly what I look for in this style. Job well done! [Jason]

Look 4.00 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 4.75 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of Apellonious
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from 5/?/17 poured into a hefe glass. Golden orange/yellow, somewhat cloudy, with a two finger white head that dissapates to a thin lace quickly. Aroma is pale malt, banana, and clove. The taste follows suit, with banana, clove, and mild hints of bubblegum. Carbonation and feel are medium, balancing back and forth from creamy to slightly sharp. Overall, a tasty, well made, recommended hefe.

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Photo of tharper178
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmweddington
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light hazy amber, yeast

2" head, good retention

Fruity smell, no skunk, citrus

Banana? Nice palate, tangy, very light bitterness

Good carbonation

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerid
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twage04
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served at OMB, in a tall Heffeweizen glass. Murky yellow with medium carbonation. A bit less carbonated and more creamy mouthfeel than I typically see in the style. Flavor is much more bubblegum than banana or clove. Pretty easy drinking, lots of nice wheat flavor as well. Overall a good enough beer if not really notable for any particular reason.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcghost
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWhat
3.04/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ColSanders123
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NCMatt
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried on draft at the brewery. Smell was a little... off. Didn't change the taste though, and it's a wonderful Hefe. Very authentic, and reminded me of my time in Germany!

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Photo of kmos27
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hornet's Nest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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