This afternoon I'm drinking MoM Hefeweizen brewed by Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon. I know, I really should have planned Mother's Day last weekend a little better and done this review then. Whatever! When I was looking around online for some information about this beer, I came across the Beer Advocate page which basically said that this is a name alias for HALF-E-WEIZEN. When I clicked the page for that beer, there was my bottle, same picture, just different name. I'm pretty sure that hasn't knowingly happened to me before, but I thought the alias explanation provided by BA was interesting. You might too. Rogue has "Mom" on its 2010 distribution list, too, and take note that the URL there says Half-E-Weizen. This beer is "Dedicated to the mother in each of us".
Wheat aroma with strong fruity banana and apple accompanied by sweet butterscotch. Really nice! Great flavors right from the start, too! Lemon citrus with spicy coriander perfectly blended with butterscotch and caramel, so luscious and creamy smooth. Definitely some wheat in the profile as well. There is a bitter, hoppy balance to any sweetness. I really like the citrus and sweet teamwork here! Crisp, refreshing, great. I cannot believe how fast this 22 ouncer disappeared! Pissed me off a little. If you see this, grab it and drink it!
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