I poured a 12oz can into a weizen glass. There was no freshness date. It cost $3.25 ($0.27 per ounce).
Appearance: Straw yellow/white gold hue over a mostly clear body with
plenty of energetic carbonation visible. Pours to a disappointingly
small, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Classic Bavarian yeast esters. Strong banana smell, some clove as well, though a bit milder than most.
Taste: There really isn’t much to say about Nebraska EOS Hefeweizen that
I haven’t already said about a bunch of other beers of the style. This
is definitely a to-spec brew, though that’s how I prefer my hefeweizens –
leave experimentation to another style. You get all the classic flavor
notes: banana, clove, bubblegum and maybe a hint of vanilla. I also
detect a slight tanginess – I’ve noticed this in many wheat beers that
aren’t too strong in body. It could be due to the can being old (but
with no freshness date I can only speculate). I really do enjoy the
palette here, I just wish it were a more robust.
Drinkability: Quite simply, Nebraska EOS Hefeweizen is highly quaffable.
The mouthfeel is thin, with a smooth texture and the carbonation
crackles from beginning to end. It’s extremely refreshing while in the
mouth and finishes almost completely clean with just a slightly fruity
aftertaste. It seems much lighter in body than its 5.2% ABV weight would
otherwise indicate. Outdoors on a hot summer’s day I could see this
being easily sessionable.