Review - Boston Beer Company's Hefeweizen
"This beer is designed to start extremely smooth, then to finish with a crisp, distinctive "nutty" finish. We use an organic Chocolate Malt and an organic Munich Malt that give this beer its unique finish. The rare organic New Zealand Hallartau hop provides this dynamic brown ale with a crisp flavor." -- Peak Organic
Pours a medium brown color with a frothy off-white head that has very decent retention. Very clingy lacing forms a solidified wall on the glass. Aroma is very subtle, with perhaps the faintest hint of light bread malts and some doughy yeast notes. None of the chocolate malts or Hallartau hops come through in the nose. Initial taste is very nutty with some toasted malt notes and the finish rounds out with some bitterness from the hops. Fairly medium bodied, it has a very creamy texure with some lingering chocolate bitter finish. Lively carbonation, yet the mouth is left a little chewy.
The taste is more dominant than the nose, but this is a very drinkable beer.
Reviewed on November 23rd, 2008.