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Weiss | Gneiss Brewing Company

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WeissWeiss
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3.84/5
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47 Ratings
WeissWeiss
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gneiss Brewing Company
Maine, United States
gneissbeer.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ivanhoes_Backpack on 10-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,048
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
47
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by ThisLadyLovesBeer:
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4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A = Beautiful light amber, with the cloudiness expected of a wheat beer. A long-lasting head with ample lacing.
S = Crisp, slight spiciness, and bread.
T = Bright, citrus, and clean, and leaves nothing undesirable lingering on the palate.
M = slightly creamy, but then has a clean, crisp finish.
O = Love it. I think this local brew has ruined me for other wheat beers! I'm in trouble now!

I enjoyed a drive out to Gneiss brewery on New Hampshire's and Maine's country roads. Was greeted by the brewer Justin, who answered all my questions and gave me a tasting of all four current offerings. These folks really pay attention to detail, and the beer really shows it! It is highly drinkable alone and would be a great accompaniment to a burger, chicken, fish, nachos, whatever! It would not overpower any food selection.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow color with no head to speak of.
Banana aroma, a hint of spice.
Not very flavorful. A bit of banana, a touch of clove. Not much there.
Light-bodied.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Janeinma
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Ben1313
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HookerBrews
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of krahling
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billquirk
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of illpass78
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting glass at Old Port Spirits in Portland.

Appearance: Hazy yellow.

Aroma: Wheat, clove.

Taste: Wheat, clove, banana. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy.

Overall: Nice interpretation of style.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Budlum
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erlenmeyer
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kinggimp
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaineBrewing
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured a cloudy golden straw with a white loose head which disipated quickly.

S - Banana,dominates the aroma, some tart sharpness, slight clove, soapy, no hop, slight grainy malts but,mostly,yeast forward with the immense banana. A little peak at sourness can be detected wafting through.

T - crisp, very nice fresh malt character, which is swept away quickly with a medicinal sour flavor but,not actually sour. If that makes sense. Sort of,tastes infected. I get it's,a Weiss but it's not sour enough to really be a sour. So it just tastes bad.

M - light crisp refreshing ample carbonation. Ok.

O - not my favorite. The malt flavor is so fresh though but it almost tastes infected. If it was actually sour it would be more fitting since,its not it's off putting.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

It's best to serve this beer in a Hefe glass.

Place the bottle on the counter, turn it around a few times, then hold it and turn it up and down a few times.
This gets the yeast mixed in.
Pour slowly at an angle. Then near the top of the pour, hold the beer bottle and shake it so the bottom liquid circulates in the bottle.
Then, pour straight down assuring that yeast gets in. Changes the flavor of th beer.

Poured a cloudy apricot color with a 2F head in a Brooklyn Hefe glass.
Best served at 48° to bring out flavor.

Aroma: clove, lemon.

Carbonated, medium-light body.

Taste: clove, fruit and licorice with warming , which also begins to be noticed with warming.
Finish: lightly bitter, dry, crisp.

Overall: excellent approach to Hefe. The head retention could be better. Warming does being out flavor.

Best at 48°.

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Weiss from Gneiss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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