This was a treat. The style is that of a Hefe-Weizen. Typically, these are of south Germany in origin and have a higher amount of wheat. ‘Hefe’ itself means ‘Of Wheat’ and this style does bring it. As a result, they often have a pale yellow cloudy look to them. The extra wheat often lends this style to be more flavorful than most wheat with the exception of a Belgian Wit.
Poured into a pilsner glass, this indeed was pale yellow in color, although not as cloudy as I would have expected for a Hefe. The head was very thick at first, but quickly went away and left little to no lacing though.
This was a treat for the olfactory senses, with scents of yeast, spice, and banana. A faint smell of bread and hops as well.
Upon taste this one had a strong yeast flavor, with fruit accents,and some acidity as well. What balanced this out was a mild hop undertone.
The longer this one lingered the more the yeast came out. Toward the end a very surprising but welcomes alcohol taste presented itself.
Overall this was a solid Hefe that I would welcome again. Enjoyed this one with some Gouda cheese, crackers, grapes and Fuji apple slices. Quite nice indeed and with only a 4.9% ABV you can enjoy this one twice.