In a 32-ounce crowler, quirky hefe brings raw-honeyed lemon souring, herbal chamomile spell and orange juice-splashed vodka nip to stylish vanilla-caked banana and clove tartness. Off-putting vegetal murk sets back obtuse citric-spiced plantain finish.
On tap at The Oath, amplified winter wheat ale coalesces Citra-hopped lemony orange tang, mild banana-clove-bubblegum sweetness and light white-peppered herbage above terrified wheat spine, picking up estery white grape remnant as well as wispy peach, pear and quince illusions at jubilant citric-spiced finish.
On tap at Ambulance, atypical hefe lets sour lemon rot and herbal lemongrass consume, but not overwhelm, stylish banana-clove expectancy. Closer to a muskier Belgian wit, perhaps, its white-peppered citric spicing and white-wined lemon pie tartness gain ground on setback banana-clove sweetness and malted wheat refuge.
Tangy citric hop spritz gains hefe-styled banana, clove, bubblegum and vanilla sweetness above delicate brown-sugared Graham Cracker spine. Lemony grape esters lighten the blanched yellow-fruited finish.
Mild and metallic canned hefe needs sweeter lemony banana tartness, more distinct coriander-clove spicing and thicker doughy wheat spine. Spritzy carbolic briskness brings lemony orange misting.
On tap at Tiff’s, mellow light body (paltry 3.7% ABV) too watery to compete with true German hefes as muted lemony banana-clove expectancy stays distant and candied orange snip flutters anonymously.
Unconvincing lighter bodied hefe lacks distinct banana-clove sweetness that softly fades away and gets sideswiped by an unexpected saison-like lemony grapefruit souring and salt-peppered (Belgian) yeast herbage.
Stylish departure relies more on sour lemon spritz and phenol-hopped acidulated malting than understated banana-clove expectancy. Ancillary vinous green grape esters and tart gooseberry notions add to slightly soured citrus nature (while smoked beechwood nuances come out of nowhere). On tap at Pennings Farm, mid-level hefeweizen sustains dry sour-candied lemon tartness while lowering stylish banana-clove sweetness above light wheat wafer base.
Utilizing popular Weihenstephaner yeast strain, approachable limited edition hefeweizen (2016) gets washed-out after stylish lemony banana-clove sweetness turns tepidly tart and slightly soapy above soft white bread base.
On tap at West O, fine trad hefe brings stylish banana-clove-coriander-bubblegum illusions to sourdough-breaded honeyed wheat spine. Ancillary lemony orange tartness deepens flavor profile a tad.
On tap at Flytrap, adequate moderate-bodied hefe brings zesty lemon spritz to stylish banana-clove-bubblegum triumvirate as well as cotton-candied vanilla sweetness. For contrast, dry plantain starching seeps into sourdoughed banana-clove continuance. On tap at The Oath (2018), dry hop phenols mildly affect soured plantain esters and sweet banana sugaring while lemony vanilla stint and wispy clove-nutmeg illusions stay near doughy bottom. In the can, mildly creamed banana-clove flurry and fizzy lemon spritz saddle sweet Graham Cracker base.
On tap at Blue Grasshopper, lightly creamed hefeweizen brings lemon-dropped banana and clove expectancy to sourdough yeast-affected white wheat spine. In the can, stylishly dryer hefe lets vanilla phenols guard banana-clove-bubblegum scheme and mild lemony blood orange licks.