Siren Craft Brew

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Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
4.07 | pDev: 7.13%
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 28, 2013
Very Good
Notes: Collaboration with Omnipollo & Swedish homebrewer Rick Gordon Lindqvist
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aleigator from Germany

Typical whitbeer appearance, unfiltered golden yellow color, with a moderate, long staying head. Has a lovely, hoppy aroma, defined by wheat, orange, berries and lime. Taste reflects the aroma, adding a decent spiciness, making this an unusual kind of beer. Whitbeer and IPA character blend in well together, creating a enjoyable new tasting experience. Begins with wheat, then turns hoppier every second, without loosing its overall balance - great transformation on the palate. It is very refreshing, has a smooth mouthfeel which turns a little dry in the end. Taste is defined by a hoppy wheat flavor, along with peppery spices. Refreshing bitterness stays long on the tongue.

Dec 18, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AgentMunky from New York

Served on tap at Mikkeller Bangkok.
A really fun, very hoppy wheat ale. Sweetish, especially on the end taste, but with lovely citric bite from the hops right up front. Refreshing and lovely.

May 27, 2015
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 21, 2014
4.01 by Poupae from Thailand on Oct 20, 2014
4 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Oct 05, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dcmchew from Romania

Pours hazy golden with a big fluffy white head, that recedes leaving lots of traces and a thick sticky lace.
Smells really great, with big grassy (a bit piney also) hops, lots of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, pomelo, faint lychee, lime, plus some extra fluffy white bread and banana. Hops seem to cover up most of the hefeweizen notes, at least in the smell.
Strong citrus hops in the beginning, lots of lemon peel, grapefruit, bitter orange, but also a very juicy fruitiness, with apple, pear, white grape, unrripe pineapple, some nice tropical notes, honey and perfumey flowers too. As you get accustomed to the big hops, the weizen notes show up, with a rich creamy breadiness (contains oats, too), the banana/tutti frutti note and some spicy yeasts. Finishes with grassy notes, quite a big bitterness, and the aftertaste has tons of hops and fruit.
Chewy, dense, almost heavy body, decent carbonation.
Hops are really great, overpowering the weizen notes from start to finish, even as it warms. Still, a simple "technicality", nothing wrong with the taste. Really good.

Jul 25, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jazzyjeff13 from England

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014, so it's a little out of date. Purchased from Trembling Madness in York a while back. Hopefully still in good condition. The label calls it a 'Hopfenweizen' - a collaborative effort between Siren, Omnipollo and homebrew champion Rick Gordon Lindqvist.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very hazy golden-amber hue with a ton of chunky sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a massive head of fluffy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of fruity hops and yeast esters with notes of grapefruit, lime, citrus, white grape, grass/hay, banana, clove, mild bubblegum, subtle spice, earthiness and grainy malt. A fantastic combination - delicious.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a dry, yeasty finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grape, mild tropical fruit, grass/hay, subtle banana, a hint of bubblegum, clove, spice, earthy yeast, grainy malt and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with effervescent carbonation and good body. Rather astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, yeast esters and a leafy bitterness.

Superbly crafted and very tasty. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are replete with fruity hop notes and yeast esters. Imagine a hefe stuffed with hops. Nice body. A solid effort - more than the sum of its parts. This was presumably a one-off but worth sampling if you should stumble across it.

May 11, 2014
3.75 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Apr 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, belfast

Poured a nice hazy golden yellow colour . Slightly off white head poured pretty thick and rocky then faded to good one finger covering. Lots of carbonation rushes to the surface... decent sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of grassy hop notes up front... spicy juicy fruits (grapefruits, limes, light lemons, apples), yeasty banana notes, cloves, tropical hints (faint pineapple), quite floral, light talcum powder traces, quite peppery, slightly perfumed.

Taste - Wheaty and hoppy (again lots of grassy citrus hops to the fore), juicy fruits (grapefruits, limes, apples, grapes), floral and grassy, chalky traces, cloves and bananes, faint honey sweetness, some light metallic notes, quite floral, faint soapiness...

Mouthfeel - Pretty sharp and dry... light bodied... very, very refreshing and quaffable although at 6.4% a bit too strong to be sessionable...

Overall - An excellent and unusual hopped up Wheat beer... a perfect summer brew. Definitely recommended...

Mar 07, 2014
4 by aztraz from Sweden on Feb 25, 2014
4.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Feb 14, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is orange-amber (30 EBC), the liquid is cloudy. The three finger head is white and airy, it sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is intensive with lots of fresh citric hops. Oranges, grapefruits, lemon peels, bitter oranges, pine needles, juniper berries and some alcohol. Spicy hints of cloves and allspice.

The taste is hoppy, but not as bitter as an AIPA. Right, there is more bitterness than in a German hefeweizen, but on the other hand... Grapefruit juice, orange peel, cloves and hints of fresh olives and a touch of soap. Full body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste as well as hints of rubber and fruit candy. Smooth long lasting bitterness. Oranges and apricot jam. The finish got sope phenolic spices and again a touch of soap.

The carbonation is medium to strong with large bubbles; the liquid is a bit dry.

A potent hoppy wheat beer with lots of citric flavours, but the hefeweizen base is still there: Highly drinkable!

Feb 06, 2014
4 by simont1 from Sweden on Feb 02, 2014
3.75 by Kirk from England on Dec 28, 2013
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