Der Sommer Weizen
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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3.49 | pDev: 9.17%
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
Der Sommer WeizenDer Sommer Weizen
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the brewery in Strongsville, Ohio.
A: amber color, clear, thin head
S: medium nose, strong clove quality
T: true to type, strong cloves however, a bit heavier for a summer weizen
M: a bit sweet but all and all a good weizen, needs a bit more carbon dioxide

Jun 04, 2013
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
No date or info on the bottle.

Thanks to Wisrarebeer for bringing this back from his latest adventure!

A - While the deep golden color is beautiful, the beer's mostly clear color, despite the bottle swirl to mix in sediment, is shocking. In addition, the cap of white foam disappears pretty quickly, leaving no lace on the glass. A bit of a departure from the stiff-headed, lace-heavy German weizens.

S - Dense banana bread opens the aroma a little heavier than I anticipated. Beefy malt underscores the yeast esters with a touch of clove spice going on. Soft wheat is present, but covered up, for the most part, by a bubblegum finish.

T - Malt-driven, the flavor is pretty toasty with caramel sweetness notes going on, all but abandoning the delicate wheat profile. Yeast esters continue to unfold, but not as boldly as in the aroma. Banana bread is still there, with a touch of nuttiness, but clove spice seems absent. Instead, there's some clay and white pepper notes with a hint of bubblegum and (distracting) tin on the finish.

M - Almost the most disappointing is the beer's slick feel on the tongue. While not flat, because there actually is carbonation there, it feels somewhat flat, thin almost even though it has a heavier body than most weizens. It's carbonation should sparkle on the tongue and create a beginning, middle, and finish. This beer is just there. The wheat definitely comes though in the feel though as the body's best part is it's softness.

O - The beer's aroma opens great, while the head is still there, disappearing with the suds. Subtle nuances of a good German hefe remain in flavor, but the beer's body is what kills it. The thin, almost flat feel really takes away from what this style is all about; lively, bright and refreshing. None of which apply to this beer. It's a great start, but further enhancements are required to really turn this into something I'd reach for on a Sommer day.

Aug 13, 2012
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headbucket from Ohio

3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: a dark, grainy color. Minimal head and lacing. On the dark side for the style.but still an attractive looking beer.

S:subtle, have to take a deep whiff to really get the smell but it is pretty nice. Usual smell for the stlye, wheaty sweetness and a bit spicy. A bit of fruit/citrus comes out as it warms.

T: sweet malt, slighty spicy yeast flavor. The sweetness hits first then a nice spicy flavor takes over and hangs on. I wasn't too into it at first but as it warmed the flavors rounded out and mixed together nicely.

M:thick and full. Not overly carbonated.

O: pretty nice. A little sweet and not overly flavorful at first but as it warmed up the spicy yeast flavor came out more and helped round it out.

22oz bottle, no freshness info. I assume this is a summer release but not really sure.

Jul 15, 2012
Der Sommer Weizen from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 5 ratings