Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse | Hop City Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a light golden colour and naturally cloudy appearance, Lawn Chair “Classic” Weisse is a true Bavarian style Hefeweizen. An unfiltered wheat beer with a spectacular aroma of banana and clove. With a beautiful balance of exotic and spicy notes, followed by a crisp refreshing finish.

9 IBU

Added by bobsy on 04-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
13.57%
 
 
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Photo of Mholyome
4.73/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This golden yellow velvety smooth classic weisse beer has all the fruity overtones of citrus and clove. It goes down smoothly, and has a terrific aroma. I find this particular beer to be very drinkable on a hot summer's day. I find it hysterical that the brand is based around a Lawn Chair, that just made my day when I found it. All of these Hop City brands are fun and engaging.

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Photo of moorenor1
4.28/5  rDev +26.3%

Pleasantly surprised by this Canadian gem!!!

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Photo of Marie-Sophie
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of ZachT
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lewnanny
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The foam taste good, but not a nice feeling on the tongue. The foam disappear really fast.
The color is a nice rich clear yellow gold color.

Smell really nice and the taste is obviously really good. The feelings in mouth is nice and I love the after taste. I can compare that beer with the Rickard's white. This one will become a competitor for one of my favorite beer (the Rickards white).

On the can it's state ''Cloudy with a chance of banana'' and ''it's like a picnic in your mouth''. I would agree with these two statements. The fruity taste of that beer is refreshing and you can detect the subtil taste of banana.

The ABV is 5.0 % and the IBU of 9 feels really low if not present at all. There is no bitterness to this beer. The SRM would be lower than 15 for sure the light pass trough the glass very easily.

I recommend this beer for every beer enthusiasm to try it. Try it you'll love it.

The price for a can is 3.55 $ (cad) for 473 ml

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3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

A good basic North American hefe, not in the same league as the German's stuff, but drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

C'est What Spring Festival. Unfiltered mango appearance, unfiltered wheat, though average mouthfeel. Some sourness from the wheat. Natural carbonation was suitable. Tasty despite low 9 rated IBU. Surprisingly good drinkability and a nice first beer from this brewery.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can served slightly chilled. This is a new addition to the craft beer selection at the local LCBO, and it's great to see this operation getting their previously 'tap-only' offerings into more widely accessible tallboys.

Pours a murky straw-yellow colour, opaque with sediment and topped at first with nearly two fingers of puffy, frothy white head. Unfortunately, it fizzles away before my very eyes, resulting in an unimpressive collar and film at the surface. The nose is a bit citrusy, but overall it's disappointingly subdued. Notes of orange, banana and wheaty malt sweetness are about all I can pick out.

Quite light-tasting and approachable. Lots of sweet wheat malts, accompanied by orange and lemon citrus that provide a mildly tart vibration to the flavour. Weakly spicy at the finish, with a touch of pepper and clove. A pleasant, citrusy sweetness clings to the palate briefly after each sip. On the lighter end of medium-bodied, with relatively weak carbonation that gives this one a smooth, somewhat slick feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.60, an acceptable B grade. Lawnchair Classic Weisse is a proper-tasting hefe, though without much of the yeasty, spicy goodness or the velvety mouthfeel of the best German examples of the style. Hop City's interpretation is probably more sessionable than my favourite examples of this style, so I will give it props for that with a bumped Overall score. An adequate wheat ale that is worth a shot if you happen to spot it, much like the rest of the beers in Hop City's gradually expanding portfolio.

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at 99 Sudbury in Toronto.

Lawn Chair Classic Weisse does indeed have the classic Weisse look: a bright and bleary golden colour, completely clouded clarity, and the well endowed, super retentive frothing typical of the style. My first thought was: "hell ya, I want a piece of that!"

This rather 'bubblegum-y' German-inspired wheat beer is actually redolent of the perfumy coriander and citrusy orange that distinguishes the Belgian wheat beer ("witbier") style. Hardly surprising considering both share similar fruity, floral and spicy components to begin with. In any event, this general effervescence is testament to the abracadabra! of yeast.

"Abracadabra!" is right. Anyone who's ever tried a German Weisse beer of any kind can attest to the near-magical properties of some of these yeast strains. Flavours as disparate as vanilla (sweet), banana (fruity) and clove (spicy) all stem from that one special unicellular, eukaryotic micro-organism known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

But all that should be attributed to mother nature - what has the brewer done worth applauding? Well, for starters, he was smart to just let the yeast do its thing and use only pale malts, including the necessary dosage of wheat malt to ensure that crisp and creamy dualism in the mouthfeel. Amping the bubbles up was also a smart move.

Lawn Chair "Classic" Weisse is a well assembled wheat beer that flows down the throat so easily and quickly it'll make you feel like you have the gullet of a pelican. That said, a leopard can't change his spots - to suggest this mainstream-minded brewery produces anything on the level of the great German classics is absurd. But I'd certainly call this 'a decent homage'.

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Lawnchair "Classic" Weisse from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.39 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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