Hefe-weizen | Offshore Ale Company

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Offshore Ale Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-27-2002

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Andy:
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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great find on Martha's Vineyard! This beer was unfortunately served in a 16 oz tumbler so the head was small. The aroma is impressive - spot on hefe-weizen with perhaps a nod to the Belgian wit style. Some hints of coriander push it past the traditional weiss beer. The flavor is also strong. In a world of wimpy weiss beers, this one is ready to throw down. Flavor is huge (possibly too much), with coriander, white spice, and wheat. Challenging beer.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on July 22, 2006. On tap at the brewpub. Light aroma of simmered lemons. Pour of heavily clouded even yellow. Flavor is a sweet clean and clear effervescent lemon wheat, heavily refreshing. Light touches of caramel add a distinguishing factor to this beer. Palate is well balanced.

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Photo of auxiliary
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Cloudy bright gold-yellow color with a white head.

smell - Banana, clove, lemon zest, wheat.

taste - Nice mix of lemon and banana here with a slight hop bitterness to the end.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Easy drinking beer on a warm day. Enjoyed this one, would try again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not nearly as cloudy as most. Great long lasting, but small, head. Some streaks for lace.

Wheat aroma but little clove or banana to the smell.

Higher carbonation like the style suggests. Strong what flavor which has subtle overtones of banana. Not as spicy as some. Refreshing.

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Photo of ecoboy
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on a July trip to the Vineyard, at a time of day when the tourists had yet to descend on the dark retreat that is the Offshore brewpub.

Nice representation of the style that is neither limp nor overbearing in the traditional characteristics.

The expected aroma is here, the obvious clove/banana/light malt mix a touch on the faint side. The look is also only just-as-expected: cloudy, yellow, head almost blindingly white.

The taste and mouthfeel are a step up from the American hefe's I've tried. The mouthfilling aspect was an unexpected pleasure, after too many thin hefe's lad me to expect a tea-like consistency. This baby is round, with small bubbled carbonation, and not "champagney" like a Belgian. The clove and banana in the flavor is well balanced by a mid-swallo rich citrus note that is nether sharp nor bracing.

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Photo of Durge
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.2 ABV and I believe it was just 16 IBU. Poured into a tall glass at the offshore brewpub in Oaks Bluff (Martha's Vineyard) Massachusetts this showed a light hazy golden appearance with a big white head and tremendous coat of lace. The aroma is nothing unusual, soilid citrus biscuit, light bread, typical and pleasant. The taste pushes heavily to the bread with just a light lemony background. Nice midland feel and pretty drinkable as usual for the style. Good brew.

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Photo of AirBob
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MuddyFeet
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Is that banana?" Is what the girlfriend asked. And my response was: "Hell, yeah!!!" The yeast in this beer did an awesome job bringing out some real nice banana and clove aromas and flavors. Served with a lemon on the edge of the glass (which I promptly removed and put in my water without comment), the beer poured an almost flourescent gold with a slightly fizzy head that was gone with a blink. The nose was full of wheat and banana. The flavor of this beer knocked me over with the banana and cloves of nutmeg and cinnamon. A nice hop bite came through in the finish. The mothfeel was surprisingly heavy, with what was trying to be a dry finish. This was my first beer, it was tough to turn away from this one to try another.

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Photo of BRYeleJR
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ybnorml
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has a cloudy yellow body with a nice fluffy white head. There was a light citrusy aroma with a soft hint of banana. The flavor was lightly sweet at first followed by the traditional banana and clove characteristics. all ending in a light spiceyness. This was quite refreshing. It was quite hot that day and I had waited all day for a beer here. I mean we waited till 5 for dinner. and I hadn't had a beer yet that day. This beer really hit the spot. And if I had not had to try some of the other beers here I would have been happy to drink this the rest of the evening.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Hefe-weizen from Offshore Ale Company
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