Marin Hefe Weiss
Reviewed by Jez on 27.09.08 in bottle
Overall:
55 / 100
(OK)

Pours a pleasant, if slightly light yellow gold, cloudy with sediment. Head is suitable large, but loose bubbled - leaving it look like soap suds. Carbonation is rampant and large. Not the best looking hefe I've ever seen.

Not much on the nose - a bit of sweetness, a bit of an oily character. But not a hint of the classic banana/clove/bubblegum of the best hefes. Very weak.

Taste is also a bit bland - a light bitter character up front that leads into a gritty yeast character. It's not bad, albeit missing the true hefe phenols which would be working their way around the sinuses. However, apart from that, the palate is quite hefe like. Mouthfeel is a little too carbonated, but the body has a smoothness which is nice.

It's by no means a great hefe, but it's a pretty drinkable beer. In fairness, this is a style that's hard to get right, and easy to get wrong. And while they haven't really got it right, they haven't really got it wrong either. Very drinkable at least.

appearance: 3.0 | aroma: 3.0 | taste: 3.0 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.5