Penny Whistle Wheat | Backpocket Brewing

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3.57/5
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59 Ratings
Penny Whistle WheatPenny Whistle Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing
Iowa, United States
backpocketbrewing.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hint of clove, a touch of cinnamon...decide for yourself, but, nope, there aren't any gimmicks behind the flavor of this refreshing Wiezen. Just basic ingredients playin' their favorite tunes.

Added by dirtylou on 08-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,548
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
59
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I found this in a bargain bin and it had no label. I did some research after determining it was a wheat beer, and had only the cap to go on. I believe I found the correct beer.

Pours a golden color with a fast disappearing white fluffy head, 2 fingers to start maybe.

Aromas of clove, wheat, banana, ash.

Flavor is refreshing and crisp, hints of wheat and clove; light peppery notes, faint hop on the finish.

Feel is crisp, clean, refreshing, all of the above.

Easy one to review. Pretty good beer without pushing the boundaries too much.

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Photo of jfettig
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice spice aroma, sweet wheat taste and spices are tasty, body seems a tad thin, finishes nicely. This one I could have on a regular basis.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of burtonryan
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great retention.
Smells of clove, slight sweet malt, yeast, pale malt, hint of citrus, and wheat. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, strong clove, slight sweet malt, pale malt, slight earthy malt, hint of hop, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, great feel, and good blend.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the source. Coralville, IA. Cloudy yellow body with a thin cap. Classic hefeweizen nose. Lots of banana. Moderate sweetness. Light body. Pretty good.

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Photo of alostplot
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wedge35
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Good hefeweizen color (hazy gold) but looses it's head quickly. No lacing.
S: Smells like a hefeweizen - citrus notes over a fresh gingerbread scent.
T: Hard not to let the mouth-feel detract from the taste, but here it goes. On a full draw, the spirit of a hefe is there. It finishes a little flat - too close to the taste of stale beer.
F: Too much of a carbonated bite, not as smooth as I'd like
O: It'll do in a pinch. Not nearly as good as its German cousins, but there are worse imitations.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Sabrina_Nicole
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of invalid665
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

A: Pours into the glass the color of heavy clover honey, an orange-amber cloudy brew with bubbles continually streaming up from the bottom. No real head forms to speak of, nor any lacing.

S: Fruit esters leap out at the forefront, banana and peach, with some clove and coriander spiciness towards the end.

T: Pale bread with the spices and fruits as promised by the nose, swirling delicately across the tongue. There's a bit of a sharp edge to the flavors, a citrusy acidity.

M: Heavily carbonated, and quite so, this beer is otherwise relatively light in body.

O: Overall, a decently executed hefe, with the expected flavor profile. The carbonation is a bit on the higher side.

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Photo of Mojo
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -16%

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Penny Whistle Wheat from Backpocket Brewing
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 59 ratings