Short's Snow Wheat - Short's Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 10/08/13. Poured into a shaker pint. Part of a $10 Mix-a-Six.
Appearance: Super hazy yellow color... can only see the shadow of my fingers behind the glass. Has a pretty bubbly head that goes away pretty quickly. Few bubbles remaining on top of the beer for only a few minutes. Absolutely no lacing. I really like the color of it, but that's about it... rarely do I ever see a beer that looks completely flat.
Smell: A sort of sour banana taffy aroma almost, with a bit of caramel malts. I figure it's the yeast strain giving that "twang." Not much else to speak of on the nose in this beer -- simple, but pleasing.
Taste: Like the smell, but the banana tastes sweeter and more fresh than it smells. Banana beginning until the end, when a bit of caramel adds a little something. Sweeter than it is bitter, but not terribly unbalanced at all. Aftertaste is banana with a slight spice and malt flavor on the back of the tongue.
Feel: Low/medium carbonation, and pretty thin mouthfeel. The thin texture of Snow Wheat doesn't bother me as much as the low carbonation does -- I just expected a little bit more.
It's a solid Hefeweizen that offers up plenty of banana. There's a bit of malt and the tiniest amount of spice on the finish, but it's a very simple beer overall. Could be a nice beer to session. It's simple, and nothing exactly stands out in Snow Wheat, but it's a good beer I'd have again.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 15:43:42 | More by Alextricity
3.73/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 10/8/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, lemon zest, banana, clove, wheat, bread, bubblegum, pepper, honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon zest, banana, clove, wheat, bread, honey, bubblegum, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, lemon, banana, clove, bubblegum, wheat, honey, bread, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice hefeweizen style. All around good balance and complexity of malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2013 05:19:13 | More by superspak
3.56/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I got a bottle of Short's Snow Wheat in their new variety 12 pack for $18.99 at Meijers. I wanted to go with something light tonight so I thought I would give this new beer in Short's new mixed 12 pack a try, so lets see how it goes. No Visible bottling date, but It just showed up so I know it's fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.
A- The label looks nice, I think it's pretty fitting for Short's to have a drawing of a dude skiing in shorts. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some sticky lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, i have complaints.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that had a honey like aroma to it and it was followed by that signature Hefeweizen yeast that imparts a medium spicy aroma with ripe bananas seeming to stick out the most with a slight citrus rind aroma in the background. Up next comes some wheaty, grainy, and bready aromas with a slight doughy aroma in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, it had some nice balance to it and it was true to style.
T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma but lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that still retains that honey aspect and it's followed by a lower amount of yeast flavors with an equal amount of light banana and spice flavors. Up next comes the malts which seem to stick out the most and impart a wheaty, grainy and bready flavor with pretty much no bitterness and it had a wheaty and grainy aftertaste with a slight bit of yeast. This is a nice tasting HefeWeizen, but I thought the balance could have been a little better.
M- Smooth, crisp, clean, on the light side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of medium carbonation. I thought the mouthfeel was nice and I thought it worked well with this beer.
Overall all I thought this was nice beer and a solid example of the style, I thought it was a little rough around the edges, but I still enjoyed it and it reminds me of a slightly lighter version of Short's Beach Wheat. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, not filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I could probably drink a couple of these, but in the winter I don't really crave this style. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, I thought they were both pretty nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the balance in the taste, normally I think the yeast can get out of hand with this style, but in this example I thought it was a little light and the wheaty malts were a little too dominating. I don't think I would buy this beer on it's own, it works ok in this mixed pack, but it isn't something I would buy a six pack of. I would recommend this to anyone who likes wheat beer that are on the lighter side. All in all I thought this was a solid Hefeweizen, it wasn't a favorite, but it's far from the worst Hefeweizen I've had, but I felt like there were just a couple things that held this beer back from being as it good as it could be, Nice effort Short's but this isn't a beer that I would look forward to every year, but I'm glad to have a chance to try it.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 04:42:54 | More by StoutHunter
3.83/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served this in a weizen glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color with a very thing off white head that goes fast and leaves basically no lacing.
S: Smells of wheat, lemon peels, honey, yeast, wood shavings
T: A bit sweet, malty, hints of yeast, quite mellow
M: Light bodied beer with ample amounts of carbonation, fairly smooth
O: Overall this was pretty good, wasn't amazing but wasn't bad either. I like their darker stuff better.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2013 20:45:04 | More by Mavigo
3.95/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this on-tap at HopCat. Appearance is sort of a hazy golden color, your typical wheat beer. Very little head along with very little lacing. Smells are of bananas and spices, a bit of a grainy, malty background. Bananas pretty much dominate the taste, a wheaty taste comes through at the finish. Pretty nice overall. This beer was very smooth and light-bodied, a nice change from the stouts that I had earlier in the day. The banana flavor was a little different, but very interesting. Short's continues to impress me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2009 14:48:46 | More by kbeals
Short's Snow Wheat from Short's Brewing Company
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