La Cum­bre Slice of He­fen

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Hefeweizen -

ABV: 5.4% | IBUS: 15 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“The aroma is ev­ery­thing we love in the style: clove, ba­nana, and vanilla. The body is rich and creamy, yet fin­ishes fairly dry and is as re­fresh­ing as any beer you’ll drink here or any­where else.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of spice here, with huge clove, all­spice, rye, and car­away seed. Light sweet ba­nana and fruit es­ters with some herbal tones. Overly strong phe­no­lics lean to­ward band-aid. There is some wheat sweet­ness and wheat malt.” Fla­vor: “Wheat and rye malts, with some tart­ness from the grain. A grassy no­ble hops back­ground that’s a bit sharp, but well-bal­anced by the creamy malt pro­file. The fer­men­ta­tion char­ac­ter is solid Bavar­ian, with light white grape and ba­nana fruiti­ness. The phe­nols are clove and pep­per, with some green pep­per ele­ments. Fin­ishes dry, with a touch of clove.” Over­all: “Could use a bit more sweet­ness and wheat to sup­port the hops bit­ter­ness, and the sharp car­bon­a­tion adds a sharper bite. The bite cov­ers the clove and fruits, which fur­ther clash with the hops, but still there is a lot of fun stuff go­ing on.”

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