Long Dayz | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Berkshire Hefeweizen

Malts: Pale, Pale Wheat
Hops: German Tettnanger

Added by ppoitras on 04-18-2006

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Photo of Brad007
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy, pale color with a decent amount of carbonation. The aroma is a strong mix of clove with some banana hints as well. The taste is smooth and crisp with a lot of flavor, especially banana. The finish is somewhat rough and unmemorable but other than that, this beer seems pretty decent for a hefeweizen. There's a decent amount of lacing left in the glass afterwards as well. Not the best I've had but I get the impression that a lot of brewers are starting to perfect their mastery of this style

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

BBC does such a fantastic job with their seasonals; this one may be one of the best yet. They seem to have stayed with the traditional style, very European in taste. Has similar characteristic to a mild Belgian Ale. The only area this beer lacks serious characteristic is in its appearance. No frothy head, and not very deep character in its body. Big musty blast, with floral hints on the nose. Big time fruits on the tongue, pear, and granny smith apples, simply wonderful.

The first "5" I've given in the drinkability category. Simply put, the beer goes down like water. No ABV listed, I guess not very high, but this sucker is tasty.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Berkshire Hefeweizen...

Appearance-pale golden color, unfiltered so lots of head and carbonation, rises up into the glass.

Smell-loads of banana, slight hops and grain, malt is hidden well as is the alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel- grainy notes with a big kick of banana flavor and other fruit, smooth and light, goes down great, nice aftertaste with a kick of alcohol and continued notes of banana and citrus.

Drinkability-refreshing and flavorful, plus its a hefe which is a great choice on a hot summer day.

Overall-by far Berkshire's best beer and a great version of the style, flavorful and complex without being too heavy, well done.

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Photo of Litterbean
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If I didn't know this was from Massachusetts, I would swear this was from Germany. A spectacular interpretation of the hefeweizen style, done nearly to perfection. All the clove and banana notes are there, plus every last refreshing nuance. Delicious and highly recommended.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Shock Top Weizen glass.

The color is a cloudy yellowish orange with two fingers of foamy white head ans some thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is popping with a peach mixed with a pear aroma in the nose. There is some banana there as well and reminds me of a banana flavored Now and Later.

The taste is wheaty and has a good grainy flavor. There is a nice clove flavor that goes into the fruit flavor that is in the back and rides things along toward the end.

The feel of this beer is pretty smooth and light. It is highly drinkable and makes for a great summer beer.

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Photo of TeddyBG
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into UFO Hefe glass. No bottled on date for this one.

A: Cloudy, tan/orange with great foam, that subsides but leaves good lacing.

S: Bananas, bubblegum and citrus.

T: Bananas with slight clove. Slight bitterness on the finish.

M: Very carbonated and medium mouthfeel. Not too thick but not watery.

D: This is a very good hefeweizen in my opinion and could easily session this stuff. Too bad this does not come in growlers....or does it? I have yet to be disappointed by BBC.

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Photo of gfreed
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased from Winchester Wine & Spirits, Winchester, MA. An excellent choice, one which I'd rate nearly on par with an Ayinger. The head is less dramatic than other Hefeweizens, and is a shade less than brilliant white but the aroma is quite intriguing: the usual banana but with subdued cloves and a slight taste of apples, and a surprising hint of Bazooka bubble gum. Not overly bubbly, and has a very pleasant density. A definite keeper. I wish this came in a six-pack.

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Photo of bigone4
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a few bombers on a trip to MA since this one was not offered in CT at the time. Great label with Gary and Chris on the front. No lemon needed for this offering. Besides it takes away from the true flavor of the beer. Poured a hazy yellow golden color. I made sure to leave a bit for the swirl to get the rest of the yeast out of the bottle. Clean white fluffy head that dissipated quite quick but left some decent clinging lace behind. Well carbonated but not overly bubbly. The smell is extremely floral and sweet. Tones of dough, banana, slight lemon hints, and also a mix of bubble gum and clove tossed in as well. Nice and buttery scent in the nose.

Taste is rather fruity with a big yeasty dough flavor. Tones of banana and sweet malt capture the tongue. Sugar cookie with a side of butter come to mind mixed in with the fruity hints. Nice taste and mouth feel. Smooth rolling flavor that really gives your mouth quite the experience. Certainly has a dough like yeast hint that mixes well with the mild fruit tones. This brew holds true to style and is very tasty. My wife and I really enjoy having this offering during the summer months. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a great tasting Hefeweizen. This is another true to style winner from the guys at Berkshire Brewing. This is an awesome summer time beer!

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Photo of TheCorkStopsHere
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Berkshire Brewing company is a small craft brewery located just a short drive north of here in Massachusetts. Released at the peak of Summer, their Hefeweizen is only available into the fall (usually). I'm a big fan of the seasonals from Berkshire Brewing Company so we often stock up a little extra at the store to enjoy these brews beyond their season alone.

This 22oz Bottle of Berkshire Brewing Hefeweizen pours a brilliant golden straw color. Just a touch of haziness fills the glass, with a thin layer of ivory white foam on top. Last time I had this Hefeweizen the foam over-flowed my glass, but this is a few months older so I'm not really surprised the carbonation has faded a little.

What really strikes me in this brew is the nose; every time I have the Berkshire Hefeweizen I'm impressed by the aromas! More than any other Hefe that I've had, this smells like a glass full of banana! There's a little bit spice in the background, but the aromas are easily dominated by the banana, citrusy lemon, and other light fruity aromas.

The Hefeweizen is as full on the palate as it was on the nose. There's a significant portion of that banana and citrus that I was picking up in the aromas, as well as a substantial portion of spice. Flavorful and full, yet easy-drinking and refreshing! Not exactly the best brew to keep me warm on a cold night, but I've been drinking so many big stouts lately that this is a nice change of pace!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a foamy white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: This aroma is very yeasty with banana, wheat & a little bit of lemon & hops.

T: A bready but very refreshing taste of wheat & yeast with some banana & lemon. Wheat & lemon stay behind in a faint after-taste.

M: Very crisp & smooth, but a little watery, high carbonation, light body, clean finish.

D: I drank this one down very quickly. It’s tasty, refreshing and not filling at all. Excellent summer brew and a good representation of style.

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Photo of damienblack
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold, translucent in color. Head fades fairly quickly. Get a huge whiff of that almost-wet-socks wheat smell off the top, but it is oddly alluring. Taste is nice and refreshing, a big wheat bomb with lots of banana and citrus, and some nice spicing backing it. Mouthfeel is crisp and appropriately carbonated. This is a nice and light-bodied, very drinkable summer beer. Very well done.

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Photo of Franchise
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy tan orange body with a strong pillowy soft white head. The nose is cloves, spicy aromatics, banana, and a strong orange aroma. The inital taste is smooth, starts with a wheat twang that follows with a nice honey malt balance. You can really taste the citrus upfront, orange peels, banana followed by a spicy hop kick. The feel in the finish is somewhat rough, a little too acidic not enough malt balance in the end, but very good overall.

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Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice orange-yellow color with a tall and thick bodied white colored head that laces the glass some on the way down.
S: Smells of very sweet malts a hint of citris, and then a nice banana aroma, followed by a hint of clove.
T: Tastes the same as it smells with a nice wheaty malty base with a nice hint of citrisy hops, then a good banana and clove flavor to round it off.
M: Very smooth, inviting, with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer. None of the tastes were overpowering and it blended very nicely together.

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Photo of chefelf
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, slightly cloudy, unpasteurized hefeweizen. Nice white foamy head. Heavy on the citrus and spice notes. The flavor was a little more lemony than I'd have expected. Not my favorite hefeweizen but it was refreshing. Would have been perfect on a really hot night.

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Photo of rousee
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice gold straw color with the appropriate amount of murkiness to it for a hefe. Good head that disappears quickly but a good solid film of foam covers the entire top of the beer. Nice lace remains on the side of the glass.

Aroma is pretty subtle but it is the standard clove banana bubble gum like scent. Also a hint of saltwater but no sulfur essence whatsoever and that can sometimes be a problem with hefes.

Taste is right on as far as style goes but it might be a tad milder than what I really enjoy in a hefe. The mouthfeel is pleasant--proper amount of carbonation--some chalkiness but nothing major.

Pretty drinkable. One of the better local hefeweizens.

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Photo of gotbeer
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer for a hot summer afternoon. An excellent interpretation of the hefe style. It pours a nice orange amber with a decent head. The taste includes bananas, clove, and some citrus (orange). It is quite refreshing and has great drinkability. A summer session brew if I ever had one.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lightly cloudy golden beer with wispy foam. I would have expected a little more cloudiness, but still a fine looking brew. Clove, banana, yeast in the nose and on the nicely carbonated palate. Some bubblegum-like flavors. A nice wheat character to the body.

This is a very tasty and well made hefeweizen.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a lighter golden color with a great head and lacing. Opaque from the cloudiness.

Nice aroma of crisp wheat and undertones of weizen yeast.

Really surprised here. The other reviews called this one weak, but it was actually pretty darn tasty. Nice wheat tang yields to strong yeast flavors of fruit, banana, and clove; all balanced. Nothing too strong or weak.

Nice light mouthfeel and refreshing carbonation.

Wow, really drinkable and a great beer from a great brewery. Add this hefeweizen to my summer beer fridge rotation!

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Photo of KTCamm
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the supremely affordable 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours hazy medium amber. Foam dissolves almost completely, depending on the velocity of the pour. Foam dissolves almost completely. Quite picturesque. Wheaty smell, faint banana. Much more minor than I expected for a Hefe.

Delicious blend of wheatiness, some sour, into a smooth pleasing close. The finish makes me want to start again. Holds taste nicely.


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Photo of fitzy84
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought the 22 oz on Spirit Haus. This was a pretty good appearance for a hefeweizen. Pretty clear, golden and bubbly; good, immediate lacing as well. Smells are pretty floral and grassy with some obvious citrus aromas. Taste is pretty zesty with its fruity, citrus and lemony dimensions. The mouthfeel was a bit over crisp, but still, nothing too overpowering. Overall, another good drink from BBC.

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Photo of sethmeister
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber pours a cloudy pale lemon straw shade with a big fluffy white head.

Scent is bananas, wheat, sour yeast, green apple and sour dough.

Taste is banana, lemon, wheat, and a sour / tangy yeast flavor reminiscent of sour dough bread. Slight citric hop bitterness.

Soft creamy mouthfeel.

Very easy to drink.

A nicely done hefeweizen from Berkshire.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy/foamy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, slight lemon note, coriander, bananna notes. The taste is malty/yeasty, nice touch of lemon/coriander/banannas. Medium body, nice carbonation with this one. Drinkable, a very tasty brew on a hot day.

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Photo of WillieMoe
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color, with good sediment floating around.

S- Heavy banana aroma dominates the nose in this one, actually reminds me of the candy circus peanuts. The alcohol come a little more to the forefront as it warms, but does not detract from it.

T&M- The taste is much like the smell, with heavy banana and some malt undertones,but you can also detect other fruits in there as well. You feel the alcohol as you get deeper in. Overall it is fairly smooth, although it does have a slightly harsh bitterness towards the end. Not much going on as far as mouthfeel. It is not very thick, but it is not watery either.

D- Overall another strong effort from the Berkshire team. Very solid, highly drinkable. If you haven't had, I recommend you give it a whirl.

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Photo of Aggie69143
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on tap home kegerator kegged on 05-11-11/tapped on 05/28/11.
2 finger creamy head,with lacing,banna flavors with a crisp tart finish,with a classic german yeast bite.Highly recomended for a warm summer nights refreshing beverage.Another winner from berkshire.

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Photo of BlueHammer
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was thirsty and it was refreshing! Ahh the mark of a good summer brew! I had this on tap at a local tavern. It's a cloudly, crisp golden color in the glass. There was about a finger and a half of white head. It left minimal lacing as I drank. The smell is floral and grassy, as a hefeweizen should be! The taste has citrus undertones that were not overpowering but the taste doesn't knock your socks off either. It's smooth going down with moderate carbonation at the beginning of the sip and mellowing out toward the end. It's an easy beer to drink and finish quickly without it hitting too hard.

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Long Dayz from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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