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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2147) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
A great American version of a true hefe. On tap at Gino’s while watching brazil chile. Heavy ripe bananas and a bit of tart in the nose. Beautiful pale hazy yellow. Palate is rich thick and chewy with bananas and clove underneath.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy straw color with a decent cap of foamy white head. Aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove and sweet grains. Flavor notes include wheat malts, vanilla, bubblegum, banana, clove and light nutmeg. Average to above average body for the style. Prickly carbonation. Overall a pretty good attempt, but the flavors didn’t come together as well as some of the others I have had. Also, seemed to be missing some of the creamy texture that I enjoy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Jsut a filthy watery mess of a hefeweizen, metal, disgusting aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (3934) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1131) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5156) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (1924) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3746) - 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.


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