Saranac Hefeweizen

After this review, I’m finally caught up. This could have been one of my most backlogged times in recent memory. Being backlogged is a royal pain in the ass…especially because I’m nervous I’m going to lose my beer notebook and all the reviews. Maybe one day I can go back to updating once a day, or a least a few times a week…

ABV: 5.6%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This traditional style German Wheat beer (pronounced) Hah-fuh-vite-zen) remains unfiltered to preserve it’s natural smooth flavor and aroma. Don’t be alarmed by its cloudy appearance or noticeable sediment. The slight banana and clove aroma comes from the authentic German Hefeweizen yeast. It has a light refreshing finish.”

Random: Hefeweizens are one of the sexiest glasses in the beer world.

This poured with a thick, three finger white head. It dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy golden-yellow with light visible carbonation. I’m used to seeing a bit more carbonation on the style, so I was a bit concerned at this point. The nose was lemony and spicy with clove, coriander and even a touch of cinnamon. I also picked up banana. The taste was like a light hefeweizen…it had all of the characteristics of a hefeweizen, but not nearly as strong as I’m used to in the style. I got banana, spice, and lemon. THe body was medium thickness with light carbonation. The finish was quick with slight spice. Again, another Saranac brew that was just pedestrian. Dial up the carbonation and the flavor on this one and it could be so much better.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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