Sunspot | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

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

Specs:
15 ibu
6% abv
8.1º Lovibond

Added by alleykatking on 07-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
39
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of WKyle
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilMiller
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenious
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ngaron
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown longneck poured into a shaker, the beer is a chill hazed apricot with a medium beige head.

The beer has an aroma of something sweet backed with lots of spice. The clove and allspice of hefes are present and accounted for.

The taste starts with banana & clove. The spice flavors in this on are on the heavier end of the spectrum and that would limit this beer to a once and awhile beer instead of a normal rotator.

The mouth is slick with pin pricks of carbonation.

Not a bad shot at a hefe. Personally I would like to see the clove aspects turned down a notch, but for people how like the heavier spice notes instead of the banana element, this would be right up their alley.

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Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jsh420
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of vess
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of JLM82
2.2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of TrixieBean
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of MaxPowers
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of RodneySeeley
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of booga73
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CHIMat
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of GRPunk
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into my Oktoberfest 1/2 marathon shaker pint.

A- A normal pour creates 2-fingers of khaki head. An initially clean, golden-orange body clouds nicely with a swirl of the yeast. Medium-light carbonation. Great head retention (1/2 finger or more) and thick bands of lace are even fluffy on the glass.

S- Classic hefeweizen. Banana and clove with hints of citrus and gum. Maybe a little "juicy fruit-like."

T- Solid again. Strong clove, lighter banana. Gum and citrus are lighter still. A little black pepper sneaks in.

M- Medium body. Creamy feel. Sips are through a significant, fluffy head.

O- One of the better American versions of the German style. Very flavorful while staying very refreshing. I'd buy a sixer of it next summer.

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Photo of Noble12
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Zaybertooh
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of LJMaday
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%

Photo of 1jstafan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Sunspot from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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