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Hefeweizen | The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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Brewed by:
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2010

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5
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice bright yellow, very hazy with suspended particles. Great carbonation streamed up from the bottom of the glass. A small, one inch or so head formed immediatly and faded quickly leaving behind just a thin film on top and a small amount of residual lace. The smell was all about the wheat. Deep yeasty smell, mixed in with a touch of banana, and the slightest bit of bittering hops. The taste was pretty much identical. Nice balanced taste, but totally all about the wheat flavor here. This was a nice hefe. The feel was very smoth, very crisp, clean with no residual lingering taste and great carbonation. Overall a classic german Hefe. Nothing that really blows you away, and has superior drinkability as most due. If you like the wheat this is a good beer, it was perfect tonight after dinner, would not turn it down.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of bananas and wheat along with hints of cloves towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, refreshing and is a good representation of the style.

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Photo of ImpactDan
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at LAB (Lexington Ave Brewery) in Asheville, NC

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a small thin patch with a very thin film surrounding it and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of banana with just the most subtle hint of clove over a light wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat with light flavors of banana and some hints of clove in the finish.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink but the flavors are not as intense as in most of the other beer in the style. I found the lack of heavy visible carbonation and a head with a cap slightly disappointing.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at LAB, Asheville

Cloudy yellow pour typical of the style, with a small, foamy, white head that reduced to a ringlet and dotted the glass with lacing. Aroma of toasted grains, light banana esters. More of this in the taste, toasted wheat, sweet pale malts, light banana/clove profile, slightly acrid finish. Light-medium body, drinkable. Decent.

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Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CrellMoset
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LAB Hefeweizen, 5.8% abv, 15 IBUs, served in a pint glass at LAB in Asheville, NC.

Appearance: A hazy golden hay yellow in hue, capped by half finger of meringue-like, dull, pearly foam, somewhat light and airy looking. The lacing is drippy but sticky in more places than I'd expect, and along with a thin collar and an almost imperceptible dusting is all that remains after the head fades.

Aroma: Slight tropical dried fruitiness, almost like banana chips, accompanied by lots of white peppery and clove-like notes.

Taste: Strong spicy notes, very wholesome, with a slew of coriander and milder clove. This one's full of phenols, in fact, though they're balanced nicely by mild banana and a lot of light citrus as well as some light, greener fruit notes. Some sweetness is intermingled too, wheat-like, slightly crackery/sugar cookie-like.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated, but still even and slightly creamy. Nice amount of lift.

Drinkability: A great classic hefeweizen, and one I was pretty impressed by. On the higher end of the abv% spectrum for the style, but still not outrageous from an absolute point of view, this one was well-made and flavorful, traditional but a little exotic, and I'd be happy to have it again.

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Hefeweizen from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
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