Monday, 1 August 2016

Collective Project: Hefeweizen

My second brush with the Collective Arts Brewing Collective Project was their 5.5% alcohol Hefeweizen. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, this heffy was orange-gold, cloudy, and effervescent, but decanted from its 355mL bottle with very little head.

To the nose, I picked up the classic notes of banana and spice, as well as a slight orange peel flourish. The flavour contained those same fruit notes, as well as some yeasty fluff. As well, there were some clove or all spice notes particularly evident as the beer warmed.

In some ways, this was a classic Hefeweizen. The banana notes screamed wheat beer, as did the faint spiciness. The downsides were the limited head and a too sweet finish. This beer could have been more refreshing, but it still delivered a nice summer feel.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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