Long Dayz | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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83
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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.62/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color weizen with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of some light banana ester with a huge amount of DMS (overcooked vegetables). Taste is also dominated by some weird overcooked vegetables notes with some light notes of banana. Extremely bad and way off style for me to enjoy. I rarely drain pour beers but this is one that I could not drink the whole bottle.

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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 Jason
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

A- The head looks like tidal foam left in the sand ... great retention. Hazed gold with a tinge of orange.

S- Starchy banana, bubble gum phenols and faded clove. Lots of fresh wheat malt as well.

T&M- Watery lemon, juicy fruit bubble gum and faint clove up front. Crisp and smooth medium body ... refreshing. Phenols are pretty strong with a medicinal flavor with more bubble gum in the end. Hint of ripe bananas mix with the maltiness.Finishes semi-dry.

D- Not a bad stab at the style, I'll certainly try this again next summer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Been a challenge lately to get through anything new, but I decided to let my family have a crack at a few things this weekend and pulled a sample off of each. Part of the "Random BBQ Event" at my in laws on 07/19/2009.
 
Appearance - Typical very nicely done Hefe right out of the gate. Cloudy golden yellow in color with a good dose of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Big billowing head of white coming up and over the top almost instantly, really never falling back down coating the glass all the way through. Lots of carbonation visible at all times.
 
Smell - Light banana and clove with lots of bready notes are easily picked up here. They fade though and a grainy and bready primary are all that is left behind. Very good, but I would have liked to see a touch more in the way of complexity.
 
Taste - Light bready notes lead the way and fall back on a light sour note, not sure where that comes from, but wasn't really needed. Got past it and a light grain flavor and light grassy note closed it out, not bad, but different,
 
Feel - Good feel, light, well carbonated and very refreshing, crisp, clean and smooth. Just what it should be.
 
Drinkability - very nice on a hot day. No issues here at all. If the taste was abit more in line this one it would have been superb.
 
Overall - Again not bad, a bit above average and if looks could kill would have been a knockout but it just seemed a bit off to me, maybe next time.
 

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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 WesWes
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a 1/4" white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful pale and wheat malt scent along with the traditional hefe yeast fruitiness. The banana and clove aroma are well pronounced. The taste is decent. It has a light wheat malt flavor that is balanced well with an appropriate amount of pale and possibly Munich? It goes down easy and finishes with a banana/clove flavor. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium/full bodied beer with less than adequate carbonation. This is a good smelling and tasting beer, but the mouthfeel really hurts the drinkability. There is virtually no head. It's almost like drinking a flat beer.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a two-finger thick, pale, just barely tanned, off-white colored head. The beer is a dark gold color that shows a touch of haze and a bright, yellow-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of clove as I pour it, but a closer inspection yields more of a focus on tart, green apple. A touch of grassy grain and some metallic hop notes in the finish round things out before a solid cracker like grain kicks in.

Nicely carbonated this has a pepper carbonic bit and foams a bit as it first hits the tongue. The carbonation seems to carry a flavor of clove with it as this is the most noticeable flavor during the first sip. The beer has a touch of herbal, almost tin-like hop character in the finish as well as a touch of hop bitterness. This beer is very light bodied, even a bit too much to stand up to the ample carbonation. A touch of sweet graininess is present, but only just barely as this is pretty dry. There is also just a touch of cracker like malt character, but not quite as much as the aroma would have suggested. There is a bit of tart fruitiness in the finish that reminds me a bit of pear and green apple.

This is not bad, but fairly bland. It could really use a lot more grain character (both malt and wheat) and if you threw in a decoction or two, well then we would really be talking.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very cloudy yellow. Mild head. Head is thin but it hangs around and even leaves some respectable lacing.

S-Smells Hefe! Spicy and light. Bubblegum really hits me. Lemon rind and banana flesh. Breadiness is not as intense as others of the same style.

T-Bubblegum. Spicy, yeasty, and breaded. The flavors mix well together.

M-Bubbly, crisp and refreshing. Each sip induces another. Good feel.

O/D-Pretty nice. I find that BBC makes some solid beers. Nothing has ever blown me away (Coffeehouse Porter may argue with that statement) but their beers cease to disappoint. Another surprising goodie.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ppoitras
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Eye-catching pastel lime green label, with the guys on the label striking an "American Gothic does wheat harvest" pose.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head fades gradually, and leaves large areas of white frothy lacing. Aroma is lightly spiced wheat. Taste is just as the nose indicated, lightly cloved wheat. Aftertaste gets a little funky, a bit of a weird lingering flavor that I can't quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is soft and easy, and drinkability is good for the summertime, thirst-quenching, and all that. Another nice brew from BBC.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. Poured a hazy golden orange with a one inch bright white, frothy head that slowly sizzled and popped as it receded into a swirl of foam. Not much lacing happening here; a couple stray spots and splashes, but that's about it. Big banana nose (I could smell it from across the table), followed by some bubblegum and a hint of citric acid. Flavors were extremely muted in the mouth-mostly wheat comes out with just a suggestion of banana and citrus towards the finish; also got a little wet cardboard at the back. Mouthfeel is light-bodied and slightly fizzy. One of the better American Hefeweizen's I've tried - easy drinking and refreshing, but still can't beat the Germans.

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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 DrJay
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a cloudy honey colour with a short cap of white foam that had some staying power. Just a bit of spotty lace. Lots of banana and cloves, grain, lemon. Fruity banana flavour, light lemon and sourness, cereal grains towards the end, light spiciness. Very smooth, moderate carbonation gave it a little zip, medium bodied. It tasted pretty good, no complaints.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Excellent.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of hopdog
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!).

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wheat with light banana and citrus. Tastes of wheat, spices, and a touch of lemon. The banana and spice take a backseat whereas the wheat has a stronger presence.

Notes from 11/21/06

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle.

This hefeweizen poured a hazy, slightly darker than golden color with tall, pillowy, slightly off-white foam that settled, and clung to the glass. The smell was citrusy with light cloves and mild banana. The taste was tart citrus and wheat malt with very, very light banana flavor. There was a note of cloves and a hint of cinnamon. Very low hop presence as per style. The mouthfeel was smooth and tangy with medium body and moderate carbonation. The citrus flavor lingered. This was OK, but did not live up to the promise of the smell.

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Photo of Petegrieco
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Long Dayz from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.63 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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