Jucundus | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States
hessbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of descobar
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a can poolside - pours pale straw color with white head that slowly dissipates. 100% clarity. aroma of orange zest and slight honey sweetness along with malty wheat breadyness. body is medium light, creamy texture and no detectable astringency. moderate carbonation. flavors include subtle sweetness from the honey, and more of a citrusy, orange note. ever so slight bitterness for balance. surprisingly the finish is short and dry.

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Photo of shiu-chan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can to glass, clear straw colour with almost no head.
Honey, orange, citrus bouquet.
Clean, honey and orange peel. Mid-Carbonation.
Overall, a very easy drinking ale, great to enjoy during the summer heat.

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Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

my first beer from these guys, and i really like it. honey is an easy ingredient to use to spike abv, but its a tough ingredient to get flavor to come through because the sugar contained in it is so readily fermentable by ale yeast. this is a remarkable beer because its super dry, but also has a great honey flavor to it, and its all in the finish, which is fantastic. pours a light hazy yellow without a ton of head on it, but looks lively enough in the glass. the nose is white wheat malt, lemongrass, a hint of generic citrus but i cant place oranges specifically, and then the honey, which is raw and wild and floral and summery and really attractive. in the flavor, the yeast is a little weird, it has a slight sort of tang to it which could also come from the citrus i suppose. makes it thin and almost sharp up front, but the honey more than makes up for it on the back end. its like clover and orange blossom honey together, pollenated and like fresh flowers, its great, but its also not very sweet. not sure how they did it, but it rules. carbonation is there, and while i would like a little more body to this, i also appreciate it being so easy drinking. great summer beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trocketsauced
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewtality713
4.62/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really good beer. Very similar to a shock top or blue moon with orange garnish but with a very solid and smooth malt finish. Amazingly great tasting beer

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Photo of diegochris99
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honey flavor stronger than expected but easy going down.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rudy
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cannabispinoy
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of largadeer
2.05/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Smells like a wet dog. What the hell?

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Photo of PWehrung
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alpha309
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUQT
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not weather associated with honey wheat ales, but I'm craving one tonight. Hess' version comes out of a 16 can. Pop the top, and on to the beer:

A wee paler than banana peel yellow, somewhat translucent, and topped with an inch of somewhat creamy head. Whisps of lace cling around the glass as the beer is consumed. From the start, you can smells the flesh of oranges. Oranges, orange peel, and a touch of wheat. Oranges done well.

Jucundus has hit the spot. It packs the favorable orange flavor found in Hangar 24's Orange Wheat, but has an additional zip of cream-like sweetness which makes this beer more than a pleasure. It's better than an orange creamsicle,. A whisker of alcohol is noticed, and Jucundus brings a medium sized body with relaxed carbonation and some creaminess. Easy drinking? You bet!

The simple honey wheat ale done better. If this is one of Hess' "worst" offerings, I'm going to be easily excited when I see other varieties available.

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Photo of NotDarkEnough
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of johlac66
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rphx88
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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Jucundus from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
3.61 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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