Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen | Tree Brewing

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Mellow Moon Pineapple HefeweizenMellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wordemupg on 05-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of GlendonTT
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smekermann
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joesi
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm reviewing this weeks after I drank it, so I can't be very specific.

What I will say, is that I REALLY disliked the taste. Something (some crappy pineapple flavor?) was really clashing with some other flavor(s) (wheat flavor, maybe?) in the beer, and made it feel very poor quality or flavor match to me. I was hopeful and excited to try pineapple flavor, as I've had some other really nice brewed pineapple beverages and I like the taste of pineapples as well, but this just felt like a failed experiment to me.

I think the mouthfeel wasn't anything particularly great either, but at this point I don't really remember that much.

Wasn't foul, but unless I got a bad (too old, maybe? it was on clearance) bottle, it seems over-rated here.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exceptional beer for a hot patio.

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Photo of jrempel
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jgreen100
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one smells more like pineapple then it tastes. There is a nice hint of pineapple. Overall it came across to me as a pretty good but not great Hefeweizen.

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Photo of LDuke
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From old notes.

A - Poured cloudy golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Strong carbonation, good retention and lace.

S - Floral and citrusy. Definite pineapple, some perfume, fruit juice.

T - A lot of the same with floral, citrus notes, pineapple, perfume, wheat, and fruit juice. Does all sorts of nice things.

M - Good carbonation, nice light to medium body, floral and pineapple in the finish.

O/D - Decent stuff. Nice pineapple flavour and a nice wheat dose. Drinkable and enjoyable while being different. Good stuff.

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Photo of ssmack
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden yellow colour. Two inches of white head that forms a mountain in the middle of the glass. Strong carbonation with bubbles of different sizes. Great lacing and retention.

Lots of aroma ... seet pineapple, strong yeasty wehat hefe smell. The two aroma are well matched together.

The taste starts with a mild wheat taste then there is lots of pineapple but very sweet. The pineapple really dominates even in the mild aftertaste.

Medium feel but the carbonation is not strong in the mouth.

Theis is nice but it is just a novelty. It is too sweet. I was hoping for the tangy spicy hefe taste to be in with the pineapple but it was MIA.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaveBar
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $5.00 for a 650ml bottle. Enjoyed at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Ok. Unfiltered. Not much head at all.

S- Lots o pineapple. Very overpowering but that is what this beer is about

T- Pretty hard pineapple and sourness.

M- Ok at best.

O- Heartburn is on the way for sure

Food Pairing

This not so good beer was not food rated. If I did eat something it would have real pineapple on it for sure

Enjoy

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Photo of Corson
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Bottle: Poured a light hazy orangey color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of wheat malt with some notes of pineapple are quite singular. Taste is also a mix between some sweet wheat malt notes with some pineapple juice which more or less works well together. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Not sure what to make of this experiment but probably won’t seek again.

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Photo of pharmerdoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of biegaman
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

Hefeweizens are naturally, characteristically cloudy and, last time I checked, pineapple juice wasn't exactly brilliant and sparkling neither; if anything, it's actually a bit surprising Mellow Moon is as clear - relatively speaking - as it is. Of course, transparency has no bearing on tone and, the minor haze notwithstanding, this bubbly, golden-yellow beer has a blindingly bright shine to it.

Adding pineapple juice to a Hefeweizen may infuriate a few purists in Bavaria but it's sure to greatly please pretty much everyone else in the world (assuming the prerequisite of liking pineapple, of course). This beer brims with juicy, sugary pineapple and citrus notes while still retaining the savory clove and spicy white pepper notes of the yeast.

There are mid-palate flavours of cereal grain, bubblegum, lemony citrus, and pineapple juice, while the finish shows a sudden turn to spicy and savory notes, a smack of vanilla, as well as a trace of the style's characteristic banana taste. There's a strongly acidic spine (something typical of the style, though I'd assume enhanced by the addition of pineapple juice).

You wouldn't necessarily think of weissbier as having far-reaching potential at the dinner table - the high-octane refreshment means it's ticketed most often as a patio drink - but the style's hallmark notes (tropical, orchard and citrus fruit, clove, pepper, bubblegum, grain, vanilla) are as diverse as they are powerful and offer plenty of pairing potential. Add pineapple to that list...

Hey, there's surprisingly a lot going on here (though you'd be forgiven for chugging it back without noticing). Indeed, Hefeweizens are beloved across the world for their easy, citrusy refreshment, splendid effervescence, and fruity undertones - adding pineapple only plays to the style's strengths and appeal. Kitschy though it may seem, it's kind of a genius move. And it sure as hell beats 'lager and lime' as a summertime quencher.

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Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev +7%

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Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen from Tree Brewing
3.74 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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