In this blog, we are going to get into the second beer that I received from my Beer of the Month. This brew is called Lake Placid Craft Brewing Hefeweizen Wheat Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their Barkeater Amber Ale, you know a little bit of this brewery. Let us get into this all year-long beer.
This beer ia a nice cloudy golden color with a little constant head to it. You can smell lemon to citrus in the beer. The taste is a little citrus and a lot of banana clove in it. This beer is very drinkable and stays true to the German Beer Style.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Lake Placid Hefeweizen is brewed with German wheat and barley as well as authentic German yeast, resulting in tasty esters, a touch of clove spiciness, and a cloudy, golden appearance. It’s a perfect complement to sunny, summer days and cool, Adirondack nights. Here’s to summer!
Here is a description from their website (www.ubuale.com), which I believe this is the right beer:
High Peaks Hefewiezen is a German Style Wheat Beer. It is yellow/pale orange in color and is cloudy in appearance. It is a very unique beer that is fermented with an ale yeast from Weihenstephan, Germany (pronounced Vine-Schte-fawn). Hefewiezen (pronounced Hefay-vite-zen) actually means “wheat beer with yeast”, which is why we do not clarify this beer. The thick cloudiness is actually the yeast suspended in the beer. The yeast contributes a unique flavor with a strong banana and clove character. It has a very spicy aroma with hints of banana and clove in the aroma as well. It is brewed with 50% malted wheat, in place of malted barley, and hopped with noble hop varieties originating in Germany. It is not a bitter beer style, therefore letting the wheat flavors and yeast flavors dominate. Traditionally, this beer is often served with a lemon in it, however, we do not recommend it. This beer will be on tap throughout the summer until roughly mid September.
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In closing, just like their Barkeater Amber ale, this beer style is not my flavorite out in the market. I HATE this beer style along with whites, and wheat ales. I realize that “hate” is a very strong word to use but that is how I feel about this classic beer styles. If you read any of my blogs, I am very honest about the beers but I will tell you if it is a good beer or not. Plus, just because I say the beer is not good that does not mean you will not like it. With that all said, this beer is pretty good but I canot see myself drinking this in my regular lineup. They did a very good job keeping it to true to the German Beer Style with a little twist. With the huge growth of Wheat Ale, I believe this beer should be doing very good right now. I know the ones in my market, which is Chicago, are doing very well. I have to say this brew has to be one of the best one in the Craft Beer market. Good job on this brew! Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser