Heartland Hefeweizen

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Never let it said that I did not give credit where credit was due.  I enjoyed Heartland Hefeweizen from the Berghoff Brewery (contract brewed by Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe, WI) despite the low expectations I had for it.  It did NOT taste like a typical Minhas creation.  In fact, it was pretty good.  Heartland Hefeweizen pours a cloudy, bright yellow with a generous head and big whiffs of banana in the opening moments.  Vigorous carbonations sends particulate matter and small yeast clumps on random paths throughout the glass.  The bouquet is nice, with mild spices, clove and even a bit of Sweetheart soap present, but in a good, clean, fresh way. It’s pretty tasty too, with some lemon zest on the good side and some rust on the not-as-good side, but overall a pleasing experience.  Heartland Hefeweizen would be good served with a shot of fruit syrup (I’m picturing blueberry or raspberry), or even a couple of berries floating in the head.  A good summer beer with a sessionable 4.7% ABV, and a 70+/100 American Wheat Beer in my books.

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