Moody Ales Sublime Pineapple Hefe Weizen – Hefeweizen at 4.8% ABV | 16 IBU

Moody Ales Sublime Pineapple Hefe Weizen Hefeweizen at 4.8% ABV | 16 IBU (C$8.99 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, packaged on 24-Apr-2018, acquired 21-Jun-2018, reviewed 18-Jul-2018)

Appearance: opaque straw with a massive rocky white head, excellent retention and clingy, soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pineapple, wheat, banana, floral. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short mild bitter finish. (3/5)

“Sublime” might be gilding the lily just a tad. Let’s worry about “adequate” first, OK guys? Because I’m not sure you’ve mastered that, yet. On the nose, this is dominated by the pineapple adjunct, which carries through with the tart flavour (though, thankfully, the sweetness remains restrained). I don’t dislike pineapple, but this seems to be a bit of a one trick pony in that regard, and the base Hefe is very much mailing it in. On the other hand, I sorta like the fact that this thing ends up dryer than your average Hefe, and the tart mouth feel leans this more to the Hopfenweisse side of things, albeit without a whole lotta hop character. Dunno – I’d like to like this more than I do… but I don’t. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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