Long Dayz | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

125 Ratings

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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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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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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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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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4/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Mews, notorious for dirty tap lines.

A: Straw gold, hazy, lots of carbonation. Fluffy white head leads to thin sheets of lacing.

S: Heavy dose of wheat and hay, honey sweetness, a tinge sour.

T: Bready malt, clean and dry citrus hops, fairly yeasty, fruity with a hint of spice (mostly clove?). Slightest hint of banana.

M: Rather thin and somewhat dry, but really good carbonation going on.

O/D: An ABV under five makes this easy to drink, it's a solid "hefe" for the summer.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly more than a fingers worth of ultra pure white colored crisp head... Faint retention gives way to a thin creamy lacing... The color is vibrant golden orange with a slight haziness... Some uber speedy carbonation bubbles can be seen rising within...

S - Clove... Fresh cut grass... Lemon zest... Orange zest... Some candied sugars... Perhaps just a slight touch of banana... A bit yeasty as well...

T - Lemon... Clove... Orange zest... Grainy... A bit of yeast... A very nice earthiness... A slightly metallic tinge...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Light carbonation... Smooth... Fairly crisp... Refreshing... An ever so slightly dry and bitter finish...

D - A very solid and respectable Hefeweizen and one that has an ever so slight edginess to it... At 4.5% ABV this one is highly drinkable and I would welcome it in my glass on any occasion... Quite affordable to boot... A job well done by Berkshire...

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Long Dayz from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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