Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Banana Hammock Summer HefeweizenBanana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered and true to tradition, this hefeweizen is brewed with wheat, pilsner malt, and German hops. The yeast used in this beer creates a light tasting beer with aromas of bananas and cloves.

Added by souvenirs on 06-30-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a hazy golden color with slightly less head than I would expect from a hefeweizen.

S: The aroma is rather faint. Mostly bananas and clove, with a little booziness slipping through.

T: Uninspiring, but not bad. It is zesty up front and is aptly named because flavor the banana flavor is the most prominent with some clove spiciness that comes through. The finish is very clean, almost to the point of being watery.

F: The beer is very light on the tongue. Well carbonated, but too watery for my taste in hefeweizens.

O: A solid hefeweizen if one wants something light and breezy to drink on a warm day. It doesn't compare to my favorite hefeweizens and it is not as strongly banana flavored as some other banana inspired brews that I have enjoyed, but it is not a bad beer by any means.

While it did not affect my score, my biggest complaint is packaging. I purchased a bomber at discount from a shelf-clearing sale, but I could really only see myself purchasing this again in 6 or 12 pack format if it ever caught my eye looking for something to drink in the summer. Which is a shame because I think it is above average.

I enjoyed this beer poured from a 650ml bomber poured into an Erdinger commemorative World Cup weissbier glass and drank at apx. 60F.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale hazy yellow with about an inch of loose white head. Not bad.

Smell: Musky fruit

Taste: Some grassy notes, a touch astringent at the front, the musky fruit shows up in the middle along with a mild sweetness, and the beer finishes dry and a bit spicy. Distinct banana notes throughout, but especially in the aftertaste. I would like a bit more wheat or yeast edge, and some more tartness, but this stuff was pretty tasty none the less.

Mouthfeel: Something about the combination of peppy carbonation and the somewhat light body and watery mouthfeel was a bit off-putting to me.

Overall: A pretty decent hefe, but it didn't blow me away. Still perfectly serviceable, and a very nice summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Parallel 49 'Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.40

A-pour is a hazy gold from bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a minimal lace ring along the weizen glass


T-sweet start , bitter finish

MF-big/good carbonation , medium body , mellow on the palate

Ov-ok beer , interesting take on a German summer beer , should give HS 'King Heffy' some friendly rivalry as BC favourite Hefe

prost LampertLand

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Banana Hammock Summer Hefeweizen from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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