Spinnaker | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by dasenebler on 04-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,107
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
114
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Photo of dasenebler
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rising Tide Spinnaker
4/24/13
22oz, no date

Well they got the color right on this one-- cloudy glowing orange-- but the head is pretty lackluster. I swirled heavily to get a lot of yeast in suspension. A head of foamy thickness is a huge part of the Weißbier style, and this beer falls to a pathetic layer of fizz. No lacing. (2.5)

Aroma is nice, with a good balance of 4VG and Isoamyl Acetate, while also having some band-aidy styrene character. Unfortunately, there's also some Diacetyl in the back, and it's only getting stronger as the beer warms. (2.5)

Flavor is complex and dry. Lightly tart and heavily clovey and phenolic. Not too heavy on the fruity, banana esters. Diacetyl not apparent in the flavor. Really dry, quenching finish. Nice medium-high carbonation, despite the utter lack of head. (3.5, 3.5)

Nothing amazing, but an okay stab at the style. If this beer had a better head and were properly Diacetyl-rested, then it would have really impressed me. (3)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/4 inch head and high carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: lemon, wheat, and malt

Taste: big banana, wheat, and grain

Mouthfeel: sweet, light in body, medium carbonation

Overall: Of all the Rising Tide beers, this may be my favorite. I found this to be sweet and very clean. I will be getting this again.

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Photo of sgn4779
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PressFastF0rward
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dmachado
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a cloudy pale yellow color with a three finger's worth of white foamy head. Roamed nicely around the glass and slid off at an adequate pace. Light lace.
The aroma had a really nice sweet wheat, banana esters, pronounced clove features and a subtle lemon crispness.
The flavor was moderately sweet taking in fresh sweet wheat and a nice banana estery sort of quality to play with the clove-like spice. Semi-smooth sweet wheat sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a really good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt appropriate as it seemed to guide the overall flow to the feel of the ABV which that felt appropriate as well.
Overall, pretty damn nice hefeweizen that I would have again.

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Photo of Snellgg5
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle stamped BORN: APR 2013. Sampled on May 12, 2013.

The pour is an unfiltered hazy pale yellow with moderate carbonation building up to a huge puffy head that eventually settles back.

The aroma includes a fine array of bread, biscuit, wheat, and citrus zing not unlike pineapple or maybe something less tart like pear.

The body is light to medium with a pleasant creaminess.

The taste also highlights the bread, wheat, and citrus with a low bitterness with no lingering sensation. However the beer on the whole is very easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HopAlongG
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of banana esters and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a little fruity sweetness along with some subtle hints of clove.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable, thirst-quenching and refreshing. It is a perfect beer for a hot summer day and is a good American representation of a German style.

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Photo of BobZTraveler
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NickBeery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color, slightly hazy, small fizzy head fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell starts out with a malty front and has a light grassy aroma, slight citrus presence.

Taste has a decent lemon zing to it, sweet malt rounds it out, light bitterness in the aftertaste that finishes fast, carbonation is high and active, finishes slightly sweet but maintains a clean finish.

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Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 114 ratings