Dr. M nr. 14 – Terrasseweissen

Terrasseweissen by Dr. M, Hefeweizen, 4% ABV, 18 IBU.

Foam and some beer.

Foam and some beer.

Dr. M Terrasseweissen. A good name, a bad beer.

Dr. M Terrasseweissen. A good name, a bad beer.

This one is lively carbonated and produces a humongous head. As the white head shrinks, a hazy very pale yellow body is gradually revealed. The head is very long-lived, it will take some time before I can have a taste of this one… Before it reduces to a thin layer, the head leaves some foam on the glass. I choose not to listen to Dr. M’s advice on the label, and pour in the yeast to get some extra punch in the flavour.

I put my nose where it belongs, and detect a strong and crisp aroma of Hefeweizen yeast with banana, citrus and some sharp notes of solvent.

The flavour is mainly solventy, but with a certain citric crispness. The typical hefeweizen notes are not very strong, but at least there is a banana backbone, and also some spicy hints. The off-flavour is so dominating that I suspect that this is a bad bottle. The taste is light sweet and there is a very light bitterness in the finish. The carbonation is lively, the body is light and the texture is dry.

Conclusion: A solventy brew that is neither a good beer nor particularly representative for the style. Hopefully a bad bottle, or else Dr. M. has lost it. I’ve got another bottle in my cellar, maybe that one is better.

Aroma:      5/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste:      4/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    7/20
Ratebeer score: 2.2/5.0

2 comments on “Dr. M nr. 14 – Terrasseweissen

  1. Hmm… Overkarbonert ja, men ellers er jeg ikke enig med deg her (hvis ikke flaske var dårlig da).
    Den var til og med så vellykka hjemme hos oss at jeg måtte lage en ny omgang i høst. Drakk du den på terrassen en fin sommerkveld? Det kan jo i tilfelle være problemet….

  2. Jeg har fortsatt en flaske igjen i kjelleren, men er usikker på om jeg skal teste den på nytt selv eller sende den til Stian for å få hans mening også. Tror nesten jeg gjør det siste, så kan jeg heller få smake en flaske til fra den nye batchen!

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