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West Hefeweizen

Rating: 3.55

This was the second of the two beers I tried on my only visit to the West brewpub so far & I opted for it thinking correctly that it would taste quite similar to Hoegaarden which I rather enjoyed. According to the brewer this one is “In the style of northern Bavarian wheat beer” & has a “clean aroma of banana and clove” so I was optimistic to start. Coming in a tall weizen glass it certainly looked the part, here is how it held up.

Appearance (3/5): A hazy orangey yellow colour with a thumb sized head that settled slightly but lasted the duration.
Aroma (7/10): My first reaction was that this one smelled very similar to Hoegaarden with a strong coriander & orange smell. I also detected traces of banana which was quite pleasant.
Taste (8/10): A fruity orange & coriander taste that went down well & is followed by a fruity/citrus like aftertaste that lingers slightly.
Palate (3/5): A silky smooth, light bodied beer that had a nice tang & went down easily.

Overall (17/20): An excellent beer that has a great, fruity flavour that really opens the taste buds. The beer goes down great, my only slight negative is that it could have had a fuller body. Still a very enjoyable beer none the less.

Brewed In: Glasgow, Scotland
Brewery: West Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2006
Type: Hefeweizen
Abv: 5.2%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: West, Bridgeton, Scotland
Price: £3.20

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  1. July 10, 2014 at 10:55

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