Sommer Fling | Smartmouth Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.59/5
29 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
smartmouthbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by clayrock81 on 05-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,837
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smartmouth Brewing Co. "Sommer Fling"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 03/21/17" and sampled on 06/27/17
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Virginia Beach, VA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another beer from Norfolk that I just couldn't find any fresher in cans. I understand Total Wine & More having older stock, but everywhere I looked had the same date. Distribution problem? Lack of sales perhaps as the summer season has really just begun? On the other hand I don't recall seeing it on tap either, just the Alter Ego, but I digress. Typical appearance for a hefeweizen sans head as what was there dropped quickly ~ and this is definitely a "beer clean" glass as I've just used it and got a great head. Odd. I can see the effervescent carbonation... could there have been some oil on the lip of the can? Maybe. Anyway, the aroma is wheaty with a distinct plastic phenol, clove, some green banana, and the suggestion of some dull lemon. The flavor follows with less pronounced plastic and more banana, and just a hint of citrus and some grass. It's grainy and sweetish; and there's not as much carbonation there as I thought there was. Moderate, I'd call it, with a medium body. It's lightly bitter which leaves it sweetish, but there is a very light bit of spiciness from the yeast that helps just a touch. What I think would work better is more carbonation with some carbonic bite, but that's just my thought and that doesn't mean much. Overall it's a decent hefeweizen but nothing special.

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3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 04/11/17"

Appearance: Not much of a head; it pops up momentarily and instantly goes away to a flat surface which is very uncharacteristic for a Hefeweizen. The body is hazy and medium gold colored.

Aroma: I get a very light and dull wheat aroma. There is a light bit of a wet cardboard smell, some light alcohol, and some clove.

Taste: Up front there is a light bit of wheat flavor with a very light touch of banana. In the middle there is a bit of herbal hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice chewy mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.

Overall: This Hefeweizen leaves much to be desired. It isn't a beer that I would pick up again and it really isn't one that I would recommend. If you do try it I would recommend getting it straight from the brewery because it isn't very good in a can.

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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A good light summer beer when you get sick of the other wheat beers on the market, more flavorful than shock top, more tangy than blue moon

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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy yellow gold with decent head and lace retention. Aroma is alright for style with hints of citric, spicy pepper and clove as well as touches of yeast/wheat twang. Beer is smooth and fuller-bodied thanks to yeast, has a touch of sweetness, but the sharp citric flavors associated with style, as well complex sweetness and other fruit flavors are missing. Slightly watery and easy to drink, in my opinion this is a decent beer but just has too little going on to really seek out if your a hefe fan.

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Sommer Fling from Smartmouth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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