Heifer-Weizen | Whetstone Craft Beers / Whetstone Station

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Whetstone Craft Beers / Whetstone Station
Vermont, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.98%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ktblue22 on 06-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by ktblue22:
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3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the first brew of Whetstone's very new brewery that I have been able to try - they categorize it as a "Summer Ale", which I think is much more close to what it is than a traditional hefeweizen, but BA did not have that style as a choice

Appearance - a bright unfiltered amber, golden around the edges. This beer is unfiltered and "unpasteurized" - an homage to Brattleboro's famous Strolling of the Heifers even that happens every June. The beer looks as fun as it's name suggests. Beautiful in color and just the right amount of haziness.

Smell - Bright yet yeasty. Hints of coriander with a rounded citrus

Taste - Very good - similar to many other good Summer Ales I have tried this year. Bright and slightly complex, drinkable. Clean orange zest on the palate

Mouthfeel - For me, it could have been a little drier (personal preference). Otherwise, good carbonation. It is also a little thin for an unfiltered beer, again this is more of a personal preference.

Overall - very impressive for just their second beer! Can't wait to see more from them, according to their menu up next is a IPA called "Hoppy Day IPA" - its worth a trip to this beautiful Vermont hometown (and for you VT Whalers, they have an amazing selection of bottles, including CBC's Sargent Pepper and Hill Farmstead's Fantome)

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a burnt orange almost cloudy / semi-hazy color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white foamy head. No lace. The aroma had some sweet wheat, apricot, banana esters, and ends with some grassy hops. The flavor leans towards the sweet side blending the sweet wheat to the malts, banana and apricot. Touches into the aftertaste and on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Nice low ABV felt right. Overall, American pale wheat ale? In my opinion, that’s what I say as it’s missing the cloves, a bigger head and that kick I usually expect in the finish from the cloves. I didn’t mind it for me.

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Photo of ImHereForTheBeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of smb71481
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TripelMark
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Heifer-Weizen from Whetstone Craft Beers / Whetstone Station
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 5 ratings