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Twitter Taste Live: Summer Wits
Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

I had four Wits tonight at the suggestion of http://tastelive.comand enjoyed 3 out of 4 of them.

Hoegaarden Witbier

Hoegaarden is meadow sunlight, running through tall grass, light, simple, summer. Enjoyable, crisp, not sweet. Pale yellow body. #ttl.

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon is a dip in the creek, refreshing, but you can’t see your feet. More malty than the Hoegaarden, but still not sweet. Citrus! #ttl.

Blue Moon is cloudy orange body, off white head, little aroma, rounded mouthfeel. Light, easy, breezy, lemony. #ttl.

Harpoon’s UFO Hefeweizen

@bkjones that’s cool. I very seldom have an opportunity to openly pan, but Harpoon is really crap in craft clothing.

Harpoon UFO = corn, rice, fillers, thin flavor, a macro lager. No clove, no banana, no Belgium 2 speak of. Apologies, don’t mean 2 pan. #ttl

@beertweeter A shame about the API, but I enjoyed 3/4 of the brews. I really can’t get behind the Harpoon. #ttl To each their own, though.

Ommegang’s Witte

Ommegang’s Witte is lemony, cloudy yellow under a bright white head. Orange peel, coriander, clove, banana, and sourness make it great. #ttl

Actually decided to flip the Witte and the UFO, because I really love Ommegang, and want to save best for last. Harpoon is poured. #ttl
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Paulaner Hefeweizen

Somewhat watery, sandy. highly carbonated. short lived finish. Cloudy, with a nice head. pretty, golden. creamy. medium bodied, with lively carbonation. Banana, citrus, and spices. medium craft. Well done, if a bit weak.



Starr Hill The Love

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 66, German Hefeweizen, Weizen.
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 160 C
Purchased at: wood river grill and wine shop, Waynesboro, VA for $1.33

Aroma: banana, clove, pepper. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: cloudy, orange, thin white short head, nice lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: banana, cloves, okay craft. 7 out of 10.

Palate: washy, carbonated, medium sweet finish. 3 out of 5.

Overall: Just like Hoegaarden, but far more expensive. I would not seek it out. just okay. 14 out of 20.



Southern Tier Heavy Weizen

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 87, German Hefeweizen, Weizen
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 360 C
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ for $5.99

Aroma: banana, apple, peach, flowers. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: clear, golden, brilliant, thin, white, head, quickly dissipating, weak lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: sweet, coriander, clove, fruit, some bitterness, well crafted. 9 out of 10.

Palate: slick, sticky, long sweet finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: Classic hefeweizen. I would have it again. It’s a very nice example, and I like it a lot. Very well crafted. 18 out of 20.



Triumph Goze

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: not enough ratings (I’m #7) traditional ale, mug, pint, stein, yard
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.1 % in 16 fl oz. estimated at 175 C
Purchased at: on tap at Triumph in Princeton for $5 with good friend Sean Piotrowski after his last day at Rider.

Aroma: fruity, banana, alluring. 9 out of 10.

Visuals: cloudy, dense, yellow, white persistent head, nice lacing. 5 out of 5.

Taste: sweet, banana, citrus, orange. 9 out of 10.

Palate: salty, granular, strong finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: It was essentially a hefeweizen, but a very nice, slightly stylized rendition. Second only to their IPA, IMO. A very well crafted ale. 18 out of 20.



Flying Dog In Heat Wheat Hefeweizen
05/28/2008, 3:12 AM
Filed under: Flying Dog, Hefeweizen (weizen) | Tags: , , , , ,

ABV: 4.7 %
RateBeer rating: 37
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Average hefeweizen – banana and other fruit influences, hazy color, good aroma, but this has a nice depth to it. Aroma is bananas and wheat. Visuals are a hazy golden orange with absolutely no head. Taste is oranges, banana, yeast, and flowers. Palate is not sharp, but carbonated – very soft. Second Impression – a very good version of the style – not bad by any means, but nowhere near the best hefe.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 3 out of 5

Taste: 7 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 15 out of 20