Haystack Wheat | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by finepaws on 09-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: murky golden amber color with single finger head

S: tons of citrus. Very aromatous.

T: lemon custard and wheat mostly with some mild earthy notes

M: light body and high carbonation. Crisp.

Overall: Had this at the brewery. A typical hefe really. Nothing too special.

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Photo of bigbeerbrett
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. Apparently this is to become a seasonal although it was recently resurrected from retirement.

Poured with a beautiful head in a pilsener glass. Classic color of hazy yellow. Carbonation rose quickly in the glass.

Aroma has the classic smell of wheat, a little grapefruit and maybe a hint of banana. A little fizz to the head.

Taste was very similar to a classic german hefe. I think this his a great example of the style where most american wheats are almost undrinkable. Lots of easy drinking wheat body with citrus notes.

Mouthfeel was very full and complete. The fizziness made it a litle refreshing on a warm September day.

Will definitely have this again and would recommend this as a classic style German wheat.

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Photo of numberwang
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped by the pub in longmont and was surprised to see this on tap, Left Hand used to bottle this, but I never had it from the bottle. It definitely remained me of fo Germany. It was all there kinda like a sweet-banana-clove like cinnamon roll with ant orange/lemon glaze, and of course that distinct weisse yeast twang. Mild hoppiness/ This is now a seasonal left hand offering.

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Photo of Slyjoker87
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours with a light amber color paired with a fair amount of head which seemed to recede quickly. Fairly light in color.

Smell - Very light aroma, subtle wheat smell

Taste - Very mellow with a slight sweetness that develops in your mouth after a few seconds.

Mouthfeel - Fairly highly carbonated. Crisp.

Overall - This is a very light and drinkable beer. It's an easy one, and doesn't demand your attention, but is still pleasant with the subtle flavor and crispness.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely opaque, looking like a bastard combination of grapefruit juice and apple cider. Not much head from the pour, it drops to a spotty film. No lace.
Smell is rich with malt, yeasty bread, spices and a hint of citrus.
Taste is malty, with citrus, yeast, spices (clove, pepper) with an alcohol bloom.
A solidly medium body with good carbonation upfront. Bubbles fade quickly leaving a mellow aftertaste of yeasty maltiness with a light warming throughout. A solid performer.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly to a super thin ring around the glass leaving behind only a touch of lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of some fruity (banana) and citrus (orange and lemon) with some supporting spices. Also a bit of wheat aroma mixed in.

T - Starts off with a mix of some citrus (lemon) flavor and some background wheat and light spices. Through the middle, some banana flavor and a bit more spices come through. The finish is a mix of banana, spices, and some wheat that lingers nicely.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and very crisp. The finish could have bee a bit more clean, but still feels fairly refreshing.

D - Very drinkable. With the exception of the finish, the flavors are really nicely balanced. The spices especially play a nice supporting role without taking over. Could have used a bit more punch and the finish could have been a bit cleaner.

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Photo of blakelive784
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cloudy orange/golden color with a two finger head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing.

S - Smells mostly of citrus and some spice, maybe coriander, followed by sweet malty aromas. Mostly pleasant.

T - No surprises. Pleasant citrus flavors at the front, but not as sweet as the smell would indicate. The bitterness comes from the clove/coriander spice.

M - Very light and watery mouth feel. Good carbonation. It has a strange aftertaste though.

D - Overall, quite drinkable, but not one I'd come back to. Just an ok beer.

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Photo of BeardedRiker
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really love Left Hand's Milk Stout and I thought their Juju Ginger was interesting. It's still hot/warm out so I thought I'd get their wheat beer. I don't drink them regularly but their good to have every so often to satisfy my beer palette.

The head was two fingers high and white and smelled strongly of citrus, like a lemon-orange-mango mix, and of course wheat and yeast. The color of the beer looked exactly like pineapple juice.

Upon tasting I was greeted first by the strong citrus flavor - tasting much like mango-pineapple - that added a bit of acidity to it. The rest of the body consisted of wheat/yeast and citrusy sweetness. I'm sure some people would like this beer more than I if they like their beers to be fruity but it wasn't wheaty enough for me to like a lot.

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Photo of Dave128
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - almost no head with a pretty vigorous pour. Reached about a finger before quickly dissipating into nothingness. A tiny ring is present around the outside of the glass.

S - banana clove and coriander... A metallic smell that isnt very pleasing.

T - Pretty much follows the nose, down to the metallic taste. The hefeweizen qualities of this beer are great, but the twang of metal I get in the finish is very off-putting.

M - Light and crisp.

D - I generally love weizens but this one is definitely not my favorite. Maybe its old.. I bought it as a single and the bottle dating was rubbed off so its possible. I may try it again in the future, but this tasting didnt impress me much.

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Photo of Shrews629
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Predominately hazy yellow/orange color with a white head with ok retention and lacing. Some large bubbles appear in the head. Some light gold highlights at the bottom. Several small bubbles streaming from the bottom. Quite a bit of sediment floating around.

Smell - Aromas of orange, banana and lemon. Some spicy notes similar to coriander. Some wheat notes. Maybe even a bit of green celery. Some pepper.

Taste - The taste mimicked the aroma in that it provided the fruitiness of the banana, orange and lemon. Some wheat bread flavors follow and the spicy tones bring up the rear. Not much bitterness is detected.

Mouthfeel - Medium/thin mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing. Smooth and mostly watery. Thirst quenching. Doesn't coat the palate very well.

Drinkability - This beer is ok. Another refresher for Summer. I could probably set a few of these back with ease. It's nothing outstanding or overly complicated. Fairly solid all the way around. Very similar to other wheat or "Wit" beers, but maybe not quite as spicy.

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Photo of beerlove82
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: medium dark cloudy amber appearance. white medium head that dissipates to a nice lace that lingers thought.

S: Nice smell, nothing jumps out, just a basic wheat to me.

T: Nice full body flavor, with a nice tart zing at the end. No off flavors. pretty basic wheat taste though, nothing special.

M: Perfect carbonation, medium high. Not dry at all, refreshing

D: Not bad! gonna try a few more, but still looking for that prefect wheat that I'm in search of.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a slightly golden orange color with a large white head. The aroma is wheat, flowers, sugar, butter and some honey. The flavor is butter and sugar, along with some wheat, flowery hops and vanilla. Very interesting, but a little bit buttery and too sweet. Medium mouthfeel and high, prickly carbonation. Not sure if this bottle is off or not, but it is not up to Left Hand's usual standards.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head that lasts for awhile at about two fingers. The nose is some light bubblegum, citrus, clove, and a bit of banana. The taste is light wheat and bubblegum plus a bit of spicy clove. Good light body and carbonation. Drinks quite well; a really nice summer beer.

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Haystack Wheat from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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