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Portsmouth Thaizenheimer | Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This twist on our Weizenheimer is brewed with ginger, lemon grass & kafir lime leaves. What we have here is a refreshing summer wheat beer.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 21
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deereless
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.62/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a light yellow color with some white foam. Very little lacing. Smells light and wheat, some citrus. Lightnmalt flavor backed with lime and grass. Ginger too. The whole thing is oddly disconcerting and doesn't quite work. The ginger annoys me.

I tend to like everything from PBC, but this one did not work for me.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dpuia for sharing this bomber on 10/31/11.

A - Poured a cloudy golden liquid with a thick dollop of pouffy white foam on top that reduced to distribute some spotty lacing around the glass.

S - Initial whiff reveals a bold citrus nose with lime and lemongrass at the helm, followed by exotic Thai spices reminiscent of those found in lighter Thai cuisine dishes. The light bready malt and bright leafy, citrusy hop character indicates that this should be a crisp, refreshing beer.

T - The lime character is prevalent from the get-so, giving the flavor a uniquely citrusy character overall. Spicy notes appear in the middle and are accompanied by lemongrass and light grassy hops. Finishes with a distinct bready malt character.

M - Light bodied with crisp, peppy carbonation and a hint of syrupy texture. Light on the palate with minimal hop bitterness.

D - Thaizenheimer is a great light summer thirst-quencher with lots of citrusy flavor. I'd have this again!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazed gold (which does eventually clear out after a while) with a finger of sudsy bright-white head. This retains with a foamy ½ finger, which leaves back a moderately looking rich cascade of lacing that dots the sides of the glass with spotty foam. That ginger stands right out in the aroma, which then gives way to tart citric notes of lemon and lime. A crisp twang of wheat and additional spice round out the back of the nose. This literally just floats up into the nostrils with a breezy and zesty feel that I’m really digging.

The taste has a firm wheat base to it that offers up a sweet bready tanginess on the palate. Zesty lemon mixes in with this, as does a citrus peel bitterness that lingers into the finish with a light dry pithiness. The ginger adds a flavorful spiciness to this that works nicely against that wheat. The flavors really integrate nicely here as this warms. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a lively carbonation that perfectly complements the zestiness of those flavors and some creaminess on the underside of the feel that keeps this smooth in the mouth.

I’ve never had the base Weizenheimer before but I enjoyed this special version of it. Especially as this warmed and combined with that spritzy feel to the carbonation to take on an almost Ginger Ale like character in the glass. This was quite easy drinking and borderline refreshing at times. I’m glad I decided to grab a bottle of this.

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3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at the pub. Pours a hazy golden straw color with just a thin collar of white head.

The aroma is toasty with some a trace of floral hops and some lemon in the finish. The flavor is kind of off for me. It reminds me of popcorn. Not bad and has a nice lemon finish.

The body is light and there is good carbonation here. Overall and pretty easy drinking brew. Nice offering for a summer evening.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought the bottle at the brewery in August 2011.

The beer is hazy and yellow. Nice head made of small bubbles. It disappear quickly 'tho. The aroma is floral with some thai notes. I get some ginger. The aroma is nice. It is inviting and smells to be very refreshing. Taste is dominated by ginger. Spicy at the end, due to the presence of ginger. This is easy to drink. Thin bodied. Overall, this is an interesting beer. Not a must have, but good for the summer days.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Nose is very soft, pleasantly spiced with a light orange/peach. Mouth is very pleasantly fluffy, focusing on peaches, orange zest. Spices are nicely integrated, the lime leaf is really interesting, gives a numbing sensation. I didn't try the base version of this but the Thai spiced one was unusually nicely integrated, fluffy, and refreshing.

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Portsmouth Thaizenheimer from Portsmouth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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