poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. There was a freshness date, but
it was smeared and unreadable. The can cost $3.60 ($0.23 per ounce).
Appearance: Yellow hue with slightly hazy body. Effervescence visible.
Pours to a three-finger, white, foamy head which never completely
dissipates but doesn’t leave much lacing.
Smell: The usual banana-like esters, though not as pungent as better examples of the style. Some lemon notes as well.
Taste: I think you can judge a brewery on how well they’re able to brew
“standard” beer styles like a hefeweizen, pale ale, brown ale, porter,
etc. These are styles that are hard to screw up, so I was a little
surprised drinking Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen since it was just
decidedly average. It has the classic hefeweizen flavors, but they are
much milder than they should be. You get the classic banana taste,
though this brew has a surprising amount of lemon character to it. Not
much in the way of clove spice, applesauce, or bubblegum sweetness. I
suppose they’re there, but you really have to look for them. Upon my
first few sips I tasted a slight vegetal off-flavor. It might be DMS,
but a brewery of this caliber shouldn’t be making rookie mistakes like
that. Otherwise it’s a fine beer, but it could be so much better.
Drinkability: While the palette may be a little boring, at least the
delivery is nice. The mouthfeel is calm and soft, though there’s
noticeable carbonation vibration as it rolls across the tongue. It goes
down easily and finishes clean. At 5% ABV it’s a little too big to be
true session beer, but also doesn’t seem to take full advantage of its
weight. I appreciate that it comes in 16oz cans as I could see this
being refreshing straight from the container on hot summer days.