Pints for Prostates

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tasting the Hefeweizen

We decided to try our Bavarian Hefeweizen this weekend. It is our second homebrew and it has bottle conditioned for two weeks. 
Bavarian Hefeweizen in Pilsner Glass
Appearance: Orange and cloudy. Not as yellow as we thought it might be. Not much head. Some carbonation below surface. The carbonation might increase over the next couple weeks in the bottle.

Smell: Banana and clove. Bubblegum. This beer had a strong banana and clove smell throughout fermentation. That smell is entirely attributed to the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Smooth. Creamy head around the edges of the glass (again, the yeast).

Taste: Smooth wheat. Mellow. Some yeasty earthiness. Very drinkable, as they say. The banana, clove and bubblegum flavors bookend the experience.

Overall: It's awesome! Drinkable. I'm sure another week or two in the bottles will make this beer even better. I can't wait though; I already put some more bottles in the refrigerator. This is one to share with family members over the holidays.

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