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Sunny Haze | Mother Earth Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dgfair on 06-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,295
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
88
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a pale golden body, quite hazed, with a smallish, white, though never-ending head. After knocking out a few handwritten notes, then, firing up the laptop and connecting to the pesky WiFi here, it is still there, the head. After a round of asinine texts from my ex-fiancee, it's still there, still going strong (presumably all day long).

Smell: No-doubt-about-it malted wheat, with supporting, expected notes of bananas, cloves, and lemon chiffon pie filling.

Taste: Staunchly wheaty, with a big kick of twangy wheat and sweetness akin to whipped cream sweetened with powdered sugar. Banana puree cut with whole milk and spiced lightly with a bit of ground clove. Touch of lemon akin to a taste of Lemonheads before you hit the sour core. Light hop character, lightly bitter. The cream and 10x powdered sugar come back before the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Creamyish mouthfeel throughout.

Overall: Seriously, like a hour later, the head has not diminished in size. Large on the wheat character, but a very promising hefe.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On this, New CANned Beer Sunday, my latest thanks and gratitude go out to eli323232 for this and Second Wind, the latter of which I may not get to today. Let The CANQuest CANtinue unabated!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted in Eastern N.C."; "German Style Hefeweizen Ale"; "Peace, Love & Beer".

I had a good Crack and employed an inverted Glug as a result, ending up with a fizzy finger of bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a hazy lemon-yellow. Nose was faint, kind of lemony-citrus, but really hard to tell. At least it was not a big banana bomb. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and although it was not as big as I would prefer, it was clove ester-forward! Be still my heart! I was not head over heels in love, but I'd come back for seconds over some Hefe dogs that I have been CANfronted with in the past. Finish was dry and slightly spicy, but there was room for improvement. I am really CANflicted on this one as it had my favorite flavor profile for the style, however, it was not as intense as I would have hoped for. How to score this one ...?

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for this can. Hefe in a can? Yes please.

A: Pours a very light hazy yellow color, reminds me of a berlinner actually. Small white head formed upon pouring, but is gone rather quickly, leaving behind a very faint ring around the edge. Not much lacing.

S: Lightly spiced with some cloves, some banana, and some pale wheat. There is a bit of doughy bread as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, lots of cloves and some banana, with a bit of citrus. Not overly complex, but well done.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks smooth and easy.

O: A solid hefe, plus the can portability gives it a bump in my book. Gets the job done, would be great in the summer on a hot day at the beach or hanging out at a BBQ or something.

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Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can with no freshness date.

LOOK: Cloudy golden orange, good head retention.

SMELL: Bready wheat, chalky yeast, powdered clove, dried banana chips.

TASTE: Smooth & crisp, spicy, bready, grainy, yeasty, clove, ripe fruit, phenolic.

Bam! Mother Earth nailed it with this brew ... figures that it is a seasonal, year round would be my thinking. The only thing wrong with this beer is that it does not come in 16oz tall boy cans. Ditch the 12oz sippy cans. ;-)

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Photo of stakem
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.

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Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy, hazy golden yellow; big cap of dense, fizzy, white head; decent retention

S - banana, yeast, straw, faint clove

T - banana, wheat, pear, very faint clove

S - crisp, light to medium bodied, smooth

This is a well balanced, flavorful, smooth, easy drinking hefeweizen. The flavor is on the lighter side but it has all the key elements that make a solid german style wheat beer. It's worth checking out.

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Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the can quest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, some banana. Taste is the same, wheat with mild banana, a little mild for this style. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing warm weather beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six-pack at Harris Teeter in Corolla NC. Poured a hazy amber with almost no head. The yeasty, spicy dough aroma reminds me of Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis. The fruit character is very low—just a hint of sweet orange—this is more of an earthy phenol hefe, and that's a fine thing. The carbonation is a touch low, but overall this is a tasty example of the style. The can, of course, also makes it extra welcome at summer outdoor events.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of beertunes
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to WoodyChandler for this one. Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured the typical cloudy yellow color expected of the style, with less than 1/4 inch of white head that had very low retention and no lacing. With this style, I expect lots of big, fluffy white head.

The aroma was on the mild, almost bland, side of typical. Some very light yeast, but nice earthy wheat. None of the expected (and loved) banana and clove. On the tongue, the story was blandly similar. The nice wheat taste was left to carry the flavor on its own, with no support from the yeast.

The body was very thin, even for a style isn't isn't generally thick. Drinkability was good, my 12ozer was gone quickly, and I probably would have had another, if I had had another. Overall, this was a kind bland and meh example of the style. Perhaps if it were called a Pale Wheat, the number scores would have been higher. I enjoyed this brew after a 3-1/2 hour bike ride and it hit the spot nicely. I just thought it was kind of weak for a Hefe. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of n2185
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a pale, hazy yellow with 2 fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing

S: light spices and crystal malt up front with a biscuity yeast aroma on the finish.

T: similar to the aroma, light spices and pilsner like malts up front. Biscuit and yeast flavors finish the beer.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp and light.

O: a decent hefeweizen, it could use a bit more depth. Still, it's far from bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty with a firm undertone of pear. It pours a somewhat hazy solar yellow with a decent, if not too persistent, fluffy white head. Mouth-filling flavor has firm wheat, yeast and pear tones and just a hint of mandarin orange - or is that tangerine? Firm-bodied texture has plenty of fizz and leaves a tingly, wheaty, fruity finish. If you could can sunshine, it would probably taste a lot like this beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of wedge
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky pale yellow hue with a compact, creamy white head that holds briefly before settling to a slight ring. Big wheat malt and weizen yeast aromas...clove, bubblegum, pear, and dried banana. Phenolic clove and spicy yeast flavors over a bit of banana sweetness and a faint lemon citrus note. Snappy wheat and some creaminess. Light bodied and a little lifeless in the mouth carbonation-wise, but crisp. Not bad - if I see this on tap over the summer I'll grab one to see if a super-fresh sample is any different (there's no date stamp, so I'm not sure how old this is).

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can from Bottle Revolution, Raleigh

a: agitated in the can, this hefe pours into my mason jar pint a hazy hay-golden in color, an initial push of white head quickly recedes to only a thin ring and surface layer

s: wheat malt structure with a slight fruit-sugar sweetness, yeasty bubblegum, banana, candied citrus, grape, papery noble hops, smells great

m: carbonation moderate-high, composed of small bubbles and lively, body lighter but with a nice heft from the yeast and sugars - not thin

t: wheat malt body with a range of yeasty hefe flavors - bubblegum, tropical fruits, sweet orange, underripe banana - none particularly assertive but combining to a really nice, full flavor, perfectly balanced sweetness, papery noble hop flavors, cleaning up in the finish with a crisp but mild bittering

o: a high quality hefe with lots going on, ideally I like a little more yeast and complexity in mine, but that's nitpicking - the balance here is excellent - and yay for more NC beers in cans

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Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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