Review: Torque Magnetic North Hefeweizen

For this year's Coast to Coaster even at MLCC, every single brewery that either canned or bottled their beers to be sold at MLCC was involved with the event. Torque Brewing's beer for the event was Magnetic North Hefeweizen, which I found was easily one of the top selling beers for the entire Coast to Coaster event, in fact - I only found one or two cans tops!

Magnetic North is described as attractive, seductive, bubbly, summery, and pairs with going slightly in the right direction. It has 4.5% ABV and 10 IBU.. so of COURSE it makes perfect sense to review it on the day of the first snow fall of the year!

Appearance: Cloudy, golden orange with a light amount of sediment floating around, minimal amount of white head sprinkled everywhere, and a decent amount of micro-carbonation taking place in the body.

Aroma: Sweet, fruity and citrusty. I'm getting notes of banana, lemon, bubble gum. There are notes that remind me of a classic saison in here, especially from the yeastiness. It's lightly bready and for hop presence - minimal grassiness.

Taste: Starts up dry and crisp with flavours of sweet dough, bubble gum, hint of banana, lemon, clove, and a slight sour bite to it. Honestly, this is one of the better hefeweizens I've had in the quite a long time - it's sweet and not heavy on the banana.

Overall Thoughts: It's no surprise that this sold out immediately, it's an insanely solid hefe that pairs insanely well with summer weather.. or the first day of snow. I can't wait until they bring this beer back out next year!

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