$2.29 Smyrna Beverage, Smyrna, GA, USA. Poured into the Southampton Weizen glass, this is picture-book perfect. The head is that oft searched for but seldom found, deep, dense three inches of smoothed out ice-cream dolloped, thick clotted cream foam – perfect. This sits on top of the butterscotch body.
Aroma is typical Hefe, but somewhat muted – not strong. The tastes kind of reflect that too. Banana and clove in there as expected, but we do not get the strong presence of either that the appearance would suggest. Slightly dry, alcoholic finish. Smooth.
Perfect looking beer, but then it fades to just above average. Some prickly carbonation in the mouth that is a little annoying.
I enjoyed it, and it’s not a bad example, but it failed to live up to the appearance that was stunning. Maybe it was a victim of its good looks!