Obolon Pshenychne | Obolon Brewery

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Obolon Brewery

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by e11iott on 01-23-2011

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by sfprint:
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2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Semicloudy, just a bit more yellowy gold than your average German pilsner, 4 finger head that looks like whipping cream. Thick even lacing.
S: Indistinguishable from a German hefeweizen. Very Banana-y yeast, punches open your sinuses. Semisweet. There is a new sneaker smell to it as well.
T: Slightly sour, lemon rind, artificial vanilla. Not the best of beers.
M: Somewhat soft, little carbonation.
O: Subpar

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L green bottle, but there's no skunk. It's hazy gold with a short white head. I'd certainly call this a hefeweizen, not an American pale ale. It's not as strong as most German weizens, but there's a clear spicy cream character.

The aroma has orange creamsicle with hints of wheat cracker. The flavor is relatively light with sweet orange peel, wheat bread and crust. There's no hop character, but enough bitterness to balance out the sweet wheat. All in all, a tasty and respectable hefe.

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Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet bananas are present in the nose—similar what you get from a banana Starburst.
T: The taste also has flavors of bananas—but there are also strong notes of wheat—which cancel out any bits of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is refreshing and easy to drink but seems like it is missing some complexity in the form of cloves.

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Photo of biernack
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MechMessiah
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of e11iott
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1 Pint/ 500ml bottle. 1 fat finger head, lasted several minutes, light lacing, since unfiltered very cloudy comparable to light colored apple cider

S: Heavy strong wheat plus sweetness aroma, almost earthy. Some citrus

T/M: Served cold had heavy body, filmy almost. Very strong sweet aftertaste, high carbonation. alcohol is unnoticeable.

D: Overall average sweet beer, with warmth it got worse.

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Photo of mlazzaro
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First really hot day of the year, first Hefeweizen of the year.
500 ml bottle. Stored in fridge.

Pours a cloudy bright yellow. Solid carbonation. Had a raging white head that just diminished immediately. Pleasant wheaty lemon aroma, fairly mild. Not like the smell of a German Hefe at all.

First sip is refreshing. Smoothness is spot on, but the body is a touch thin for a Wheat beer. I think this has adjuncts which explains the odd sweetness and thin body. Flavor is a bit watery. Wheat flavor is nice. There is a lemon character happening, like a Berliner but not sour. Pretty good beer. Tough competing against the German wheat beers.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of 8pod
4.49/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired @ a Russian grocery store in Fairfax, VA. Scent reminded me Grolsch. Mine was cloudy, which causes me no grief. Taste was sweet, and was an excellent beer from top to bottom, with no variation in taste due to time or temperature. Two thumbs up!

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Photo of stevoj
2.66/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Most of this brewery’s output is pale lager, so for a weizen, it’s got a lot of lager characters in smell and taste. Also there was no sediment, it’s as clear as day, so it might be closer to a kristalweizen. Some weizen flavors comethrough in traces, but if blind tasted, I would put this in the lager family, or much closer to a wheat ale.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Mississippi
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Obolon Pshenychne from Obolon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 15 ratings