Newport Storm Summer Hefeweizen | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm Summer HefeweizenNewport Storm Summer Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unfiltered hefeweizen ale is the perfect brew to bring to the beach, have on the boat or have a few of while kicking back with some buddies. The crisp citrusy flavor provided by the Cascade hops and the addition of hops after fermentation and the lower 4.5% ABV keep this Summer Hefeweizen light refreshing for those hot and humid New England summer months.

Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

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Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Cloudy, murky yellow, great head retention

SMELL: Whole cloves, peppery, phenolic, herbal, yeasty, nutty, ripe fruit, bready, lemon pith

TASTE: Herbal, toasted grain, smooth, dried grass, crackers, nutty, powdered clove, banana peel, bitter, phenolic, dry finish

Yeast went a little crazy on this one perhaps, still drinkable but the bitter finish does wear on my palate more than other hefeweizens. Give it a go.

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Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OffHeGoes
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Newport Storm "Summer Hefeweizen"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, notched best before OCT/NOV and sampled on 3 AUG 2016
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Appearance: Typical. Head retention and lacing could be better given the style.

Aroma: Yeast. Clove. Phenolic... medicinal. Malt/wheat. Orange-like citrus. Citrus pith.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests. The phenol is a touch distracting. Clove-like, spicy, grassy, and a touch chalky as well (is that the yeast itself?). My guess would be that this yeast comes from Weihenstephaner. On the dry side with a lingering bitter and chalky phenolic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with a standard to slightly above standard carbonation level.

Overall: A little harsh across the board, but particularly in the finish.

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Photo of tempest
3.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Almost soda, but with grapefruit up front and then vanilla in the finish. There's a mild wheat character running through it, but I probably wouldn't guess this is a hefe in a blind tasting. No thanks.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDoogle
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Pours cloudy yellow, very light foam. Light wheaty smell. Some banana, but not much. Light citrus taste, some tang at the close. Light carbonation that pushes through more than a typical hefe. Honestly more of a witbier than anything else. But a decent light summer beer.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice darkish goldish orange colour with a semi-thick foam head which settles moderate in time.

Smells of hops and citrus notes.

Like the smell indicates, it has a mildy bitter hoppy taste with a note of citrus, orange fruit.

Moderate carbonation makes it bubbly but also smooth. Pretty good for these hot summer days.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.43/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this one in downtown Newport while on business. It's a pretty Americanized take on the style, with some big citrusy flavors along with the traditional banana and clove. The aroma is pretty bland compared to the flavor, which is bolder and more compelling than I expected.

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Photo of BColton1
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Rts
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ovaltine
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 7/8/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, lemon, light caramelized malts and some spices.

T: The taste starts out bready with a strong wheat flavor followed by sweet flavors of lemon and spices. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid wheat beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of rymurphy617
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I have been housed in King of Prussia for over six weeks and it has been Br'er Rabbit in the Briar Patch time! Man, going to Wegman's Bottle Shop brings me to my knees every time I walk in the joint. That is where I scored this bottle.

I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour to stir up and lees that may have developed. It was highly carbonated and puffed up quickly with two-plus fingers of fluffy, off-white head with decent retention. Color was a cloudy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a nice clove spiciness and I immediately sat up and took notice. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was clove-spicy, but not as pronounced as on the nose. Thankfully, for me, it did not have a huge banana ester presence, either. It was kind of bready, but it seemed a little off. The finish was semi-dry and still spicy, but there was an odd flavor that I just could not get past.

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Photo of Zaktcc
2.74/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bplabernie
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jlabs
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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