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Sommer Vice | Steel Toe Brewing

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Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by morimech on 06-09-2012

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Photo of jenrhart
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GStone899
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very light on body and flavor. Great smell that makes you think the flavor is going to burst but it doesn't. Pale yellow straw color. A bit disappointed but an easy drinker. Just needs some work. Keep at it Steel Toe.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the tap room into a shaker, pours a hazy dull golden apricot with a small foamy head with just a little retention and lacing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a little light in body and flavor for me for the hefeweizen style, although i appreciate it in the hot summer weather context. i just like mine to have a little more body and a little more of an intense fruity yeast profile, this seems understated in almost every way. its pale and hazy, but not bright and yellow, and its got a shorter and less creamy head than i look for in the style. what i do like about it is the cleanness of the grain, the wheat isnt sharp at all, and its nice and dry. i also like the citrus notes in here, lemon peel and orange juice come to mind, its a little more relaxed than a lot of these, more balanced with the milder yeast strain and these other fruity notes. less of the hard banana and clove, more of a lemongrass and tea thing going on. not an overly complex beer though. good carbonation from the tap, a very light body, and a good overall flavor, but just not quite as substantial as it should be. i have found all of the hoppy stuff from steel toe to be fantastic, this one was a little less impressive...

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Photo of kraticus41
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: An energetic hazy straw pour poroduces a quickly receding 1” white foam collar. S: Banana and light malts with a touch of citrus. T: Rich baguette flavored malt supported by a citrusy tang. Mild bitter finish. F: Creamy smooth O: Mild, easy to drink summer beer

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jera1350
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of joh02034
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of imbibehour
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass.

Deep orange apricot body, with a good opaque and dark brown to yellow edge. Head is fluffy and creamy white with a simple top of two fingers, and a somewhat rich looking foam. Settles to a half finger puck ready for consumption. Looks like an inviting hefe.

A real solid classic hefe nose. Nice hints of bubblegum softness, and a bit of lemon. Clove and some phenolic brown spice character, and wheat density malt coming up. Just about bang on.

Palate unfortunately lacks a little in flavor and body. Slightly wet, with a faint flattened mineral carbonation a bit, and a quick fleeting finish. Missing a lot of the hinted density of chewy malt that is on the nose. Mild lemon, but with no dough or bakery quality. Kind of a seltzery palate as well, with a little bit of banana warmth slightly.

Overall it comes off a little disappointing, but still decent.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a golden lemon color with a 1 finger bone white head. Delicate ring lingers around the edge. Cloudy in appearance.

S- Lots of malted wheat take over the nose. Bright fruits of pears more than the traditional clove. Ripe aroma.

T- Grainy wheat malt. It consumes the palate and renders the remaining flavors mild and bland. Faint banana, but nothing more than a hint before it goes away.

M- Body is light and welcoming on a hot day. Solid for the style.

O- Quite disappointing for the most part. I have had multiple brews from Steel Toe and based on previous results, I expected more. Just not a lot of distinct and bold flavors going on here.

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Photo of mmays813
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Tyecko
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of roostor07
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Sommer Vice from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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