it comes to beer, I’ll readily admit that my personal preferences
change over time and my actual palate evolves and becomes more honed. So
when a beer I didn’t enjoy at first tastes good later I’m happy to give
it a re-review. Case in point: Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen. This was
a surprisingly bland beer when I first tried it a year ago. However,
after visiting the brewery and sampling their entire lineup (literally) I
re-discovered this beer and realized how good it actually was. This is a
solid, to-spec, classic German-style hefeweizen. It may not re-invent
the style, but it’s one of the best American offerings that’s widely
I poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. It was canned on 2/23/15 and cost $3.30 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Extremely hazy shade of caramel gold/orange (last time it
was more of a pale yellow and clearer). Pours to a large, white, foamy
head which retains well but doesn’t leave much lacing (I think it might
be this glass).
Smell: Banana bread, light clove, a hint of lemon rind and cinnamon.
Taste: Last time I drank this beer I found it be surprisingly mild. It
was to-spec, but all the components were just way too weak for my
preference. This time around it’s still very much to-spec as far as
traditional German hefeweizen goes, but the palette is much more robust.
This is even more impressive considering the can I drank for this
review was over five months old at the time.
You want a hefe, you get it here: Light banana bread sweetness up front
with just a bit of a lemon citrus tang. I also notice a bit of a caramel
candy flavor, though it’s quite subtle. Not much in the way of
bitterness (not that there should be), though it does seem to change on a
dime and become quite lively with a nice clove-like spicy flavor.
There’s also a floral character in the background from beginning to end
which is a nice bonus.
Drinkability: Two Roads No Limits Hefeweizen is very refreshing at all
times. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth, though it’s still plenty
carbonated to give it some energy. At only 5% ABV it’s arguably a
session beer, especially due to the fact it comes not only in cans but