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Berghoff Straight-Up Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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In Bavaria, wheat beers were once the exclusive province of royalty, and it’s easy to see why. With their reliance on costly wheat, a refined aroma and a magical combination of complexity and easy drinkability, wheat beers tickle just about everyone’s fancy. They deserve wider appreciation. Straight-Up Hefe-Weizen is brewed with 60 percent malted wheat and 40 percent pilsner and other malts. It is an unfiltered beer with a cloudy appearance due to yeast and proteins that add a rich creamy mouth feel. A classic Bavarian wheat beer yeast is used, adding subtle layers of banana, bubblegum and spicy clove, the signature trio for the style. The finish is creamy, dry and just a touch tangy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Jsut a filthy watery mess of a hefeweizen, metal, disgusting aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (3670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Hazy light golden under a thin light head. Nose is very yeasty and wheaty. Flavor is like a pale lager with tons of wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
bottle. Golden with small head. Perfectly clear, and obviously filtered. That’s a "straight-up" hefeweizen? Ok. Sweet, light banana, and mild spice. Not bad, but I suspect it would be better if it hadn’t been filtered. It’s strange to read that other people are reporting a hazy beer. Mine was definitely filtered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1095) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Light tawny yellow brew, cloudy with a nice dense head. Aroma of light orange, clove, banana and gumball. Taste follows the aroma with a decent lingering finish. A very enjoyable hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks decent; had to pour out the last 20% though because of way too much yeast and sediment that I didn’t feel like dealing with come tomorrow morning. Smells of yeast and clove. Tastes like it smells, only with more balance, and maybe a bit of banana too. Average on the palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (1835) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft; Cloudy yellow color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, & some spice; Flavor of wheat, yeast, clove, some bananas, and spice; Decent I guess - but I was expecting better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Aroma is bananas, heavy bubble gum notes and mild sweetness. The flavor is bananas, fruit/cherries/berries, wheat and a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at the Berghoff Bar. Quite different from their previous hefeweizen. Not too cloudy (and served here WITHOUT a wedge). Amber to brown, somewhat clearer than the usual unfiltered wheat. Smell cover mostly a slightly spicy wheat nose and definite German hops. Taste brings out the wheat malt, and only further in do we get a hint of banana and clove esters. Focus is on the noble hops, and they are fully represented. Darn good wheat beer all around, with plenty of Old World charm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured this a tad cold with a smallish, off-white, foamy head that quickly settled and some lace. Color is a hazy amber. Aroma is traditional with the fruit and yeast, bit of spice; but, yeast dominates. Flavor’s like nose although it is subdued. Some tang stands out, then bitter ties with fruit. Body/carbonation are average. Finish is like flavor, with the tang again standing out and lasting the longest. No off qualities. Drinkable, but is nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottled. Poured hazy paler golden with a short toasted beige head. The aroma picked up a bunch of bananas and bubblegum with some clove accents.. heavy-handed with that stuff, but not much else came through. The flavor found drier wheat and overripe bananas at the core, with cloves and other white spices around.. spicy and a little sharp on the fairly long finish. Light-medium bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. this didn’t flow all that well.

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