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Sun Up Horizon Hefe Weizen | Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sun Up Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic German Wheat Ale, made with the famous Weihenstefan yeast, and German Tettnang hops for that great authentic taste!

Added by Gueuzedude on 03-03-2006

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5
Ratings:
14
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14
Photo of DoubleJ
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the brewpub itself. On to the beer:

There is some haze in this beer, but that is to be expected. It's wheat field golden colored, and its heads leaves a little bit of lace around the glass. The intensity of the nose is on the lighter side, with a vague lemon and spice getting into the nostrils. However, the flavor makes up for the mediocre aroma. There are some phenols from the yeast, the standard clove and nutmeg flavors, a pleasant malted wheat base, all brought in on a crisp, light wave. I imagine this being an excellent choice during Phoenix's many 100+ degree days.

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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serviceable hefe, enjoyed at the brewpub. A bit of sour wheat giving a creamy hefe a bit of an edge for drinkability. Lacey giving the unfiltered hefe colours of grapefruit and wheat and a noteable, a nice appearance. No wafting clove and bannana, not necessarily a bad thing either.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a densely hazy, actually it is quite opaque, orangish-tinged, straw-tan color. It is topped by a creamy, yet wispy, pale tan colored head. The aroma has notes of tart wheat, clove, banana, a definite yeasty note and some fruitiness that is something like pears. The aroma is quite solid in its breadth, though it is perhaps a bit muted.

The beer is quite smooth with a light, grainy sweetness to it that is accentuated by the fermentation notes. There is a nice maltiness here that combines a bit of toasted malt and a sweet grain character. There is a light spiciness near the end that combines well with a light wheat derived tartness and a light hop bitterness as well. The taste is not quite as complex as the aroma, but it strikes a good balance of flavors and is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewer's Den. Pours hazy golden color with contrasting white head. Nose was good with ripe banana, and was quite appetizing for the beer - you just had to have a sip right away once you nosed it. More banana and esters on the palate, with the clove being more subdued.

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L:Poured a hazy golden-tan with a weak one finger head, off white in color with some lace.

A:Banana and clove are most noticeable, with fruity undertones and a slight yeast note.Does right by the style, but is lackluster compared to other hefeweizens

T:The clove is less noticeable here, with banana leading, followed by fruitiness and a gentle wheat presence and good malty flavors. Slight ester presence. Finally a light hop bitterness.

M:Overall a very smooth beer. Starts sweet, slight tart qualities, with a noticeable spicy hops finish.

D: Not the greatest in its clas, but the positives outnumber the negatives. Good take on a hefeweizen, but nothings to write home to your friends about.

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Sun Up Horizon Hefe Weizen from Sun Up Brewing Co.
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