Sunspot | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Grain: White wheat, 2 row malt, black malt and flaked wheat

Hops: Saaz

Yeast: German wheat yeast

15 ibu
6% abv
8.1º Lovibond

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a lemon yellow with hints of burnt orange. Gigantic head. Man this one is a gusher. Took me almost 10 minutes to get it to fit into the glass. Head slowly dissipated with sticky lacing.

S: Lots of yeast, biscuit mixed with banana and clove. Smells more of a saison that hefe.

T: Follows the nose quite closely. Nice earthy funk.

M: Nice body but way over-carbonated to the point of being ridiculous.

O: Enjoyable brew. If you had given it to me blind, I would have swore it to be a saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is by far the strangest Hefeweizen I have ever had. First off, it is amber orange in color, not the typical light gold you get from the German imports. Also, it is clear versus the typical cloudy. It is unfiltered as you can tell by the millimeter deep dregs on the bottom of the bottle, but the yeast doesn't stay suspended.

The first time I tried to pour this puppy in a tall glass it foamed up like a rabid dog. The second bottle I decided not to even try after it exploded once I opened it. This thing is crazy carbed, as it should be, but come on.

As for how it tasted, lots and lots of yeast character going on here. Phenols galore, both the banana clove good phenols, and the band aid medicine bad phenols. The malts show up with a very bready profile, but there is a strong bitter aftertaste especially for a beer with only 15 IBU.

Overall, it's okay. There are better hefeweizens out there for sure. Cross it off the bucket list and move on.

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3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in tulip glass)
A- The murky caramel body has a thick creamy light tan head that last a good bit.

S- The rich banana bread ester aroma leads to an odd wheat shampoo aroma that grows and grows.

T- The banana esters lead to apple juice notes and some unripe plantain notes in the finish. A green woody hop snap finishes dry with some bread crust notes coming through as it opens.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a tight little fizz.

O- This beer has a clean crisp nice full ester profile but it has an odd quality to the aroma that starts to dominate.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pour dark murky dark orange near brown with a 3 finger huge foamy head. Looks odd for a hefe.

Smell has big yeasty charicter to it, banana clove note are slightly mild for a hefe.malt has a slightly sharp note to it.

There is slightly more banana in the taste and a bigger carmel malt presence with a very slight sulfuric taste to it

Carbonation is really high. A little to high for my liking. Medium body

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Sunspot from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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