Spinnaker | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by dasenebler on 04-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
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 SebastianOwl
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - pours a pale straw until the yeast kicks in. Hazes up a bit with a lot of floaties. Has a lot of energy.

S - typical hefe. Penetrating cloves and banana. Spice-heavy.

T - some lemon, some bubblegum. More of the same in the aroma. Good flavor, but nothing stellar or unique. An "American" hefe: kinda has that plain, hollow, sterile flavor.

F - a bit on a sharp side. Kinda jarring and doesn't jive well with the rest of the beer. Lively, though!

O - an okay beer from an okay brewery.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a soft cloudy yellow color with a three finger white foamy head that dissipated at a slow pace yielding a soft fairly thick white foamy lacing running around the glass.
The smell takes in all of the normal aromas of a nice hefeweizen - banana esters, clove and a slight bubblegum aroma.
The taste was balanced between the sweet and the spicy clove. It ran nicely into the aftertaste and allowed a really quick spicy finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a super sessionably sweet and spicy feel laying down on my tongue. Carbonation seems to hit right.
Overall, Rising Tide pulled this one off extremely nice. I'd have again preferably in the Summer or Spring.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshcarl
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour resembles that of a Budweiser heavy honestly. Straw yellow with a thin tan foam that dissipates almost before your first sip, some lacing. The smell is the best part of the beer, get that banana note from the yeast at first, then a just ripe lemon, some malt, and hints of vanilla as well. The taste is mostly the lemon and bananas though some clove lingers towards the end. Mouthfeel is similar to a Budweiser as well, more watery than other hefes I like (weihestephaner). Overall ok beer, rising tide is along par with a sea dog or sebago, not really anything new or crafty though they portray it to be.

3/5

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this as part of a flight - least favorite and wouldn't have gotten through the pint.

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Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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