Garrison Brewing Company Rise ‘n’ Stein – Hefeweizen at 5.5% ABV

Garrison Brewing Company Rise ‘n’ Stein Hefeweizen at 5.5% ABV (C$5.36 at NLC Stavanger, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, acquired 17-Jul-2016, reviewed 27-Jul-2016)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one fat finger of creamy white head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: banana, cloves, pepper, wheat. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lightly spicy finish. (3/5)

That’s actually quite pleasant. A very authentic Hefeweizen that was pouring fairly transparent until I did the little “hefe swirl” near the end to pick up the yeast, and the colour developed appropriately. Typical banana and cloves on the front end, with an off-dry, slightly peppery finish. Straightforward implementation of a light-ish, pleasant style. Exciting? Nope. Refreshing? Yup. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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