Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale | Nelson Brewing Company

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Tall Tale Organic Wheat AleTall Tale Organic Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Nelson Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Derek on 07-11-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bomber. Another entry in Nelson's Organic series, this time with a stark high-wire circus-esque theme.

This beer pours a hazy, cloudy, pale golden yellow hue, with lots of rising effervescence, and two fingers of tightly foamy, cushioned white head, which leaves a few swaths of randomly spectral lace around the glass as it genially wafts off.

It smells of decent sweet banana, laid-back yeast, and flattened citrus esters, pale doughy malt, a hint of clove/coriander spice, a mild vanilla pod earthiness, and a faint leafiness. The taste is pleasantly rounded bready, doughy, somewhat wheaty malt, banana pudding, zesty clove, sedated yeast, diluted vanilla, a softened lemon citrus twinge, and subtle earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are pretty restrained and unassuming, the body a solid enough medium weight for the style, and generally quite smooth, with an even nod towards an introductory creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy pastry malt, and various fruity friends faring well, as the spice and hops fade to a suitable fallback position.

I gotta say upfront (sort of), that this brewery's big bottle offerings of late have been less than enthralling. However, they've kicked it up a notch or two here, with a rather palatable imitation of the greats - well-rounded, fruity, spicy, and quite easy to drink. Kudos, it's always nice to see the beginning of a (hopefully) new stride.

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Photo of Derek
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, light straw with a nice white head, good retention & lace.

Initial aroma of sulfur gives way to cloves, vanilla and a hint of lemon zest.

Flavours of wheaty biscuits, lemon zest, vanilla and clove.

Light to moderate mouthfeel is very smooth with a light acidity providing a crisp finish.

Personally, I like a banana bomb, but this is still a really nice hefe. It's great to have another fresh, local option!

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Photo of leaddog
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a cloudy straw with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell- banana, clove, yeast, spiciness. Pretty solid aromas for the style.

Taste- Similar flavours as noted in the aroma above. Lovely balance of banana, clove, spices, yeast and wheat.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice tingle from the carbonation.

Overall- A nice crisp and refreshing hefe by Nelson. They nailed all the key flavours for the style. Very sessionable for the summer season.

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Photo of CookstLiquor
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. This beer smells amazing. It says it's a "wheat ale" on the label, but it's a traditional still hefeweizen. There are pleasant aromas of banana, citrus and spice. Taste offers up tart apple, banana and a hint of spice. It's nice and dry and refreshing. Very carbonated, light bodied and easy to drink in hot weather.

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Tall Tale Organic Wheat Ale from Nelson Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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