A really nice seasonal hefeweizen from Smuttynose to add to the year of the hefes. I think this is my eleventh so far - nope, the worthy Paper City's makes twelve. While I do not have a side by side, I think this New Hampshire ale is up there for a state-side version ahead of the hefes of Rouge, Saranac, Harpoon and the Adirondack.
In the glass, lace-leaving white foam over bright clear yellow straw ale. For a summer weizen there is plenty of flavour, a nice rich banana roundness with some cloves as well as a good firm slash of twiggy hops. A german hefe would impose steely hops. This is warmer, less austire while still being true. Sweet label as well. Click below...and left as well.