1016. Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat

1016. Fisherman's Bavarian Wheat

I'm again a bit behind on blogging. I initially bout a six-pack of this beer for American Craft Beer week, but didn't have time for a proper review until the 19th of May. I dropped my Harpoon Weizen glass getting it down from the shelf, another casualty, so I ended up serving the beer in one of my NERAX pint glasses.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Cape Ann Brewing Company
Alcohol: 5.50%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: Hefe Weizen, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0


This hefeweizen pours a surprisingly clear, golden color. There's a touch of cloudiness, but nothing approaching what you would expect for the style. Clarity aside, it's topped by a thick, bright white head that retains fairly well.

While the appearance may be off, the aroma is that of a classic German hefeweizen. There are nice fruity notes of bananas and citrus, as well as a bit of clove spiciness and yeastiness.

Bavarian Wheat is initially sweet with hints of citrus. The initial sweetness continues through the center where banana flavors come to the fore. As the banana fruitiness fades a bit of spiciness emerges, particularly notes of pepper and clove. The finish has a light citric twang and a mild, grassy bitterness. This beer is light-bodied and crisp with a nice dose of carbonation.

A solid hefeweizen, I'd definitely have it again.