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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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In Bavaria, wheat beers were once the exclusive province of royalty, and itís 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 everyoneís 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 (2872) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1261) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from Berghoff variety 12 pack. Pours a cloudy golden color with a white capped foamy head. Expected more lacing along the glass after seeing the initial head but barely any stuck to the glass. Aroma has a good amount of banana and clove. Flavor had similar notes of banana and clove along with bubblegum. Fairly sweet overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Mousehouse Cheesehouse. Very slightly hazy light gold pour with a pillowy white head. Banana, clove, and some herbal elements on the aroma. Similar taste, but almost a hint of old/rotten banana (not a ton, but just a hint). Palate is a little more dense than others in the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
This is really clear and thus Iíd call it a krystalweizen, not that that really matters. Itís yellow in color w/ a small head. Thereís a bit of banana and clove in the nose plus a touch of earth and grass. This is a bit sweet and heavy w/ some earthy bitterness in the finish to balance. It is a little on the thick side but not really creamy and itís highly carbonated. I wouldnít put this along w/ the best of its style but its pretty solid. If they could improve the texture and get rid of some of the grassy tones, itíd be pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy medium golden with a light soft snow white head. Aroma of cloves and banana. Flavor is a good representation of the style with nice clove and banana accents, some coriander notes and a touch of banana. Nice crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Foggy butterscotch gold with a white head. Standard 12 oz longneck twistoff. Yeasty aroma with some banana esters. Slightly tangy, generally doughy, low bittering, light spice. Body edges over to the light side. Fair. ABC Liquors, Betton.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate sweet banana and a touch of clove. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with just a touch of haze. It has a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. It doesnít take long before it looks like itís flat. The flavor starts with faint citrus. There are some some funky caramelized bananas in the middle. The finish a touch of lemon and clove. Itís light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a terrible Hefeweizen. It should probably be labeled a Wheat Ale...and it would be bad one of those as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
On tap, poured into a shaker. Aromas of banana and bubblegum come through clearly with a light clove note. Itís a rather sugary smell, even for a Hefeweizen. It pours a murky straw yellow, with white frothy head that reduces quickly to retain only an uneven, medium ring, with a runny, micro lace, and only a light amount sticks. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. Itís thin, but creamy, with a fuzzy, medium light body contains flavors of bubblegum, grain, and banana cream pie. It has a crisp, lemon finish with a touch of astringency in the aftertaste with a light clove, lemon, and bubblegum taste lingering. A nice, refreshing beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drdisque (618) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Blind Robin. Very light bodied for a hefe. Mealy grainy texture and fair amount of raw grain taste. Underspiced for the style. Weird tasting and not very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 At Hackneys on Harms. Straight up decent hefeweizen, nothing too outstanding nothing bad, nutmeg maybe in the aroma? Serving: Tap

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Years back when I worked in the Loop, I used to enjoy going to The Berghoff, gobbling up their sauer bratten, potato pancakes, spaetzel, and creamed spinach while swigging down their beers, which they originally brewed themselves.
Sigh.
This brew has a hazy yellow body with a tall combo of a creamy/rocky head. Itís got an aroma of unripe bananas, bread dough, and a hint of clove. The flavor is more mature bananas, dough, and maybe some zest. Itís simple, but pretty refreshing


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