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Hefe Weiss

Sprecher Brewing Co.
Glendale, WI

Style: American Wheat
ABV: 4.2%

Nigel’s Rating:
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Pair With:
• Halibut
• Salads
• Salmon
I am man. Therefore, I like good, powerful, balls-to-the-wall man beers. Why would such a prime example of studliness like Nigel “Macho Man” Tanner review a relatively wussy beer such as Sprecher’s Hefe Weiss? Well, because even the manliest of men occasionally needs the gentle caress of a light, womanly brew. Suffice it to say, Sprecher’s foray into the wonderful world of wheat does not disappoint. Sold in most quality Midwestern liqour establishments in Sprecher’s trademark 4-pack 16 oz. stubby bottles, this brew is a welcome change of pace after long stretches of strongly flavored craft beers. The beer pours perfectly for a wheat—slight head that quickly dissipates into a cloudy, light golden-brown color. One whiff and it’s clear what you’ll experience upon your first sip—a very spicy and fruity brew. Strong hints of citrus, most noticeably orange, are balanced with a interesting blend of spices (I’m no Rachael Ray, but I’m pretty sure those are cloves that are tingling my toungue). The beer goes down very smooth with a slight aftertaste that is not too objectionable, although my significant other may not agree with that last fact. Overall, this is a very high quality, unique, and refreshing wheat beer that is perfect for hot summer days at the beach (checking out women, of course), or to simply let loose and get in touch with your feminine side. Now I’m off to the local pub for some shots of Jack just to be sure I don’t get too comfortable.

Reviewed by Nigel Tanner on November 12, 2006.
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