Review: La Cumbre Brewing Slice of Hefen | Craft Beer & Brewing
La Cumbre Brewing Slice of Hefen
86 out of 100

Style: Hefeweizen

ABV: 5.4 IBU: 15

86/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

La Cumbre Brewing Slice of Hefen

What the brewers say

“The aroma is everything we love in the style: clove, banana, and vanilla. The body is rich and creamy, yet finishes fairly dry and is as refreshing as any beer you’ll drink here or anywhere else.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of spice here, with huge clove, allspice, rye, and caraway seed. Light sweet banana and fruit esters with some herbal tones. Overly strong phenolics lean toward band-aid. There is some wheat sweetness and wheat malt.”

Flavor: “Wheat and rye malts, with some tartness from the grain. A grassy noble hops background that’s a bit sharp, but well-balanced by the creamy malt profile. The fermentation character is solid Bavarian, with light white grape and banana fruitiness. The phenols are clove and pepper, with some green pepper elements. Finishes dry, with a touch of clove.”

Overall: “Could use a bit more sweetness and wheat to support the hops bitterness, and the sharp carbonation adds a sharper bite. The bite covers the clove and fruits, which further clash with the hops, but still there is a lot of fun stuff going on.”

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