‘Red Fife’ Hefeweizen by Spinnakers Brewpub

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The brother of the Peach Paradise Hefe; the Red Fife! Which at first I thought was going to be a red hefe, but it is (thankfully) not. I’m not super high on Reds. Just super high?

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I used to wonder why they never made a ‘That 90s show’, but then I remember that ‘Saved by the bell’ existed. That show slaps you repeatedly in the face with the neon 90s right from the opening punchy piano jingle.

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So, Red Fife. This beer is brewed with red flutes, gotcha. Or maybe it’s brewed in red fifes? I’m fairly certain it’s impossible to brew beer in a fife, but if anybody can pull it off, it’s got to be Spinnakers. Maybe it’s brewed with red fifes, in red fifes, by red fifes. Inception-style.

No, of course not. That’d be stupid. Flutes can’t brew beer! They aren’t even sentient.

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The pour is a cloudy, burnt light amber with a minor amount of fizzy head that quickly died off to a decent collar.

The smells are banana bread, wheat, cloves and a mild tickling ‘je ne sais quoi’ spice in the background.

The tastes are bananas, whole wheat bread, and mild cloves. That’s… Pretty much it! As simple as it gets. Straight-up Hefeweizen.

The mouthfeel is very light and crushable. As 4.5% I could drink a lot of this and not get sick of it or demolished. Flavors just kind of sizzle around the middle of the tongue.

3.5/5 A fairly standard hefe, nothing more. Well done, but this won’t be a beer I remember in the future. It’s brother, the Peach Paradise, is the superior hefe.

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