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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An authentic German styled unfiltered wheat beer. Vitzen is the phonetic spelling for the German "Weizen", which means wheat beer. "Hefe", pronounced Hay fa, means with yeast and refers to the cloudy appearance of the unfiltered beer. Angel City Vitzen uses the Weinstephan wheat beer yeast which gives the beer it’s spicy flavor. Michael points out that this beer illustrates how much yeast can influence the flavor and aroma of beer and anyone who has been to Germany can attest to it’s authenticity.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
This German Hefeweizen pours a cloudy yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is bready, yeasty, with a distinct spicy banana and clove finish. A medium bodied German Hefeweizen. Malts are fruity, sweet, bready, with a distinct banana and clove. Touch of spicy hops. Smooth taste. Nice bright carbonation. Mouthfeel is fluffy. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (4818) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Lots of banana with moderate clove and a touch of yeast. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a minimal white head that fades to nothing quickly. Flavor has lots of lemon and minimal banana. Light clove in the finish. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. I like Hefes, but this is quite the letdown.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle from becmo. Slightly cloudy amber pour. Sweet mlat, bubble gum, banana, and wheat. Not very interesting. The mouthfeel is too spritzy, I prefer hefe to have a soft creamier mouthfeel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
hey Chris, thank you kindly! Attractive vanilla aroma with some fuminess in there. Nice light brown hefe pour with sediment on the bottom. Fine minimalist carbonation on the palate. Flavors initially seem somewhat belgian. More dubbel-ish than the 5% stated here. Alky finish. Yes I guess this is somewhat an ale biased hefe.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at a ucla game. Aroma of sweet malt and banana with a bit of spice. Color was a darkish gold. Flavor was similar to the aroma with some ok wheat notes. A decent, but forgettable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2006
22oz bottle- Aroma of wheat and lemon on a cloudy orange body with no head. Tastes like a mellow flat hefe probably because the carbonation is so low. Has great potential.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
(22 oz bottle: $2.99 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Good news and bad news with this beer. As a German-style Hefeweizen, the initial flavor of wheat, lemony citrus, and bubblegum is very pleasant. Tasty spice soon kicks in for a quick burst of dominance, but unfortunately, it fades off the palate quickly, leaving the thinned wheat flavor to once again come to the forefront in a watery finish. Essentially, all that’s left in the finish is a light, American-style wheat flavor; mild sweetness and stale wheat flavor sits on the palate with much persistance. All this does, though, is make me drink the beer quickly, constantly taking sips to partake in that really nice initial flavor, and once it fades, quick, take another sip! Mild to moderate carbonation is soft on the palate, but the initial medium body thins quickly. The aromatic nose is very similar, showing a nice balance of wheat malt, spice, and gentle citrus tartness, but also a bit of stinky feet. Although the finish is disappointing, so is the appearance. Cloudy, golden color is nice, but the fizzy, off-white head dissipates rapidly, leaving not even a thin ring of bubbles, and certainly no lacing on the glass. A thick layer of yeast coats the bottom of the bottle. Overall impression: this is a wheat beer that starts off like a German-style hefeweizen, but finishes like an American Wheat. Keep the beer alive in the finish and this would be a seriously good beer because the overall cornucopia of flavors is very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Spring Street Smokehouse in L.A. Cloudy orange with a creamy off-white head, fading to a thick ring before long. Lots of bananas in the nose with some wheat and minimal lemon. The flavor again had loads of bananas with a tinge of spice. Minimal bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation. OK at best, not much balance of the esters and phenols.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2000
’Give me A Chill Hazed Beer And A Glass To Drink Her By! I love the unfiltered bread doughy nose and taste. Decent hop finish, a top notch ’Weizen’ in my book.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Bomber. Hazy amber in color upon pouring. Yeasty dry clove aroma. Somewhat grainy with a little spice. Not as sweet as I would like. But at least it’s not sour like most of their beers.


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