Hoyne Brewing Co. Summer Haze Honey Hefe – Hefeweizen at 5.1% ABV

Hoyne Brewing Co. Summer Haze Honey Hefe Hefeweizen at 5.1% ABV (C$7.90 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 22-Aug-2017, reviewed 29-Aug-2017)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with two fat fingers of rocky off-white head diminishing gradually to a creamy persistent cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: wheat, honey, pepper, light band-aid. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short finish. (3/5)

I had high hopes for this, but they didn’t exactly pan out. There’s the honey promised by the label, sure, but it doesn’t really come across as a true Hefe. Overall it’s slightly too sweet to really be refreshing, and as it warms, there’s a faint note of plastic or band-aid. I guess if you find yourself confronted by one of these, drink it fast before it warms. And no, I can’t really recommend making an effort to find it. (12/20)

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