Sunny Haze
Mother Earth Brewing

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From:
Mother Earth Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 13.71%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
58
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 07, 2019
Added:
Jun 26, 2011
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  6
SCORE
84
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Rated: 3.75 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I picked this up at the brewery sometime ago and have kept it in my fridge the entire time. 12oz can poured into a tulip, the brew appears polished clear pale yellow with a billowy white head.

The smell has a hint of corn sweetness, fruity pear/apple and sulfur. Somewhat grassy herbs across the back.

The taste as a sweetness like corn and sulfur leading the way with a hint of clove faintly in the aftertaste.

This is medium to light bodied and moderately carbonated. It has some hints of hefe character but not really on point. Perhaps I held on to this can too long.
Jun 09, 2015
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an opaque pale gold producing almost 2 fingers of off-white, shortlived head that leaves only a few motes of lacing. Aroma is wheat, dough, white or muscadine grape & citrus with hints of banana, floral hops & faint coriander. Taste is wheat, pie dough & as in the nose something muscadine grape like with hints of banana, clove (less than expected) & candy apple which become more prominent in the finish. Very faint hints of coriander & floral hops also in the finish but hardly enough to mention. Especially fruity from mid-sip into aftertaste. The aftertaste is a thin mirror image of the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, crisp, becoming somewhat dry & lightly prickly late in the sip.
Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by IBUQT from Oregon

Oct 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by walkinginplace from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.52 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by rickcrip76 from Georgia

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by kushlash23 from Georgia

Sep 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by richobrien from California

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by MattSharpless from Virginia

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Aug 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Chris_S from Georgia

Aug 23, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by jacobmwilson from North Carolina

Aug 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.12 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Vogt52 from Maryland

Aug 10, 2014
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Reviewed by JLSIV from Georgia

3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured a fairly clear straw color almost with a reddish shade to it, minimal head, little to no lacing, and the carbonation seems lacking. The lack of a head kind of kills the experience for me with this type

The classic aroma was lacking, I smelled mostly fruit, not much in the clove or spiciness that I look for in this type

Taste followed the scent, although I did get some faint banana, still not much clove or spice

Mouthfeel was refreshing enough, but not the same chew that I feel with classic brews from this style

Overall, glad I tried it, but I don't think I will go this one again…too many others. In fairness, the bar served this off tap in the wrong style glass, but I have had other heffes out of a dixie cup and liked them, so I am not a glass snob, just indicating to others that perhaps this was an off batch or something was wrong with the tap. Even so, the flavor was lacking to me.
Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by GaBengal from Georgia

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Kurmaraja from California

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by DeadWalkerAir from South Carolina

Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by lzepplin01 from Arizona

Jul 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by LaughingZebra from North Carolina

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by markjaimearnett from North Carolina

Jul 03, 2014
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Reviewed by JimKal from North Carolina

3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured into a Hefe glass. Nice head forms but less than I expect from a Hefe. Slightly cloudy yellow gold. Some but not much lacing.

S: Minimal aroma

T: A mild Hefe taste of bananas and cloves.

M: Light to moderate mouthfeel

O:I doubt I will repeat this one. I think SN Kellerweis is a better option.
Jun 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jun 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by OldhouseRecs from North Carolina

Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by KevMo84 from California

Jun 06, 2014
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Reviewed by Paincane from Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Hazy pale golden hued unfiltered body capped by a creamy white head.
S: Nose consists of fruit, banana, clove and bubblegum.
T: Light fruit, citrus, banana & clove favors.
M: Smooth, refreshing and light brew.
O: Good Hefeweizen that is true to style.
Apr 29, 2014
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Reviewed by tmm313 from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a nice yellow straw color with 2 finger head. Quickly dissipated into nothing. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Had to rack my brain for a minute, but its scuppernong! For those of you not from the south, its basically a white muscadine (a species of grape found in the Southern US). When you dig some more, there's typical banana, yeast, and a touch of clove.

Taste: The taste is yeasty, with a good mix of banana, scuppernong, and a little clove. Throw a little biscuit in there too. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light with crisp carbonation. Slightly drying with a touch of pepper.

Overall: This is pretty good for what it is. It screams for warmer weather and is really refreshing. It seems lighter and a touch fruitier than most Hefes, but it is still a pleasant beer.
Nov 06, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by bcoutu from North Carolina

Aug 30, 2013
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

A truly sunny light lemon yellow colored brew, with an opaque looking appearance. Head is bleach white. Foamy. Three fingers off the pour an falls quickly with a sudsy appearance.

Nose has some peanut butter like senses. Dang crazy yeast strain. Spicy lemon and herb from the bouquet comes as well. Different. But enjoyable.

Palate comes with a slightly wet mouthfeel. Flat somewhat tonic and club soda like carbonation, hinting some nice spritzy lemon qualities to match on the palate. Malt chewy qualities seem to be a little weak, but there's a good amount of spicy clove and nutmeg character coming out which makes it quite distinct on the palate.

Overall decent, perhaps not my ideal Hefe, but it will do.
Aug 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by brotherloco from California

Jul 30, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by davemathews68 from Ohio

Jul 25, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by KevinGordon from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jeeb from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by Swift989 from District of Columbia

Jul 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by kristougher from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jun 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zach136 from Georgia

Jun 05, 2013
Sunny Haze from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 89 ratings