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Breckenridge Hefe Proper Ale

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Formerly brewed at Breckenridge Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Select wheat joins with American Hops under the careful eye of the master brewer. The result is an entirely drinkable wheat beer, refreshing, rewarding and proper for any occasion. At your whim, add a thin sliver of lemon or not. Follow by quaffing your fill.

When we set about brewing our wheat beer, we strictly limited ourselves to one specific idea: to make an exceptionally drinkable wheat beer. Without the distractions of extravagant brewing techniques and exotic ingredients, the result is a truly honest American Hefeweizen appropriate for any occasion. Proper.


mohawksin's rating

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Dark urine colored with very very thin head, and it went away fast. Smelled sweet and sour. Tasted much the same, but more sour. Only a trace of drinkability. No distinguishable similarities to a hefeweizen.. This is not proper.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
This is definitely not my favorite wheat, but it does the job when you don’t have much to choose from and you are craving a wheat beer. The flavor has always seemed a bit sour for my taste. It’s worth a try if you haven’t had it yet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4812) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Hazy blonde coloured body with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, coriander seed and some wheat. Light-bodied; Nice tart lemon flavour with some orange and light hop flavours running strong. Aftertaste mellow and proper-good finish. Overall, a nice hefeweizen, good to try! Thanks Andy for giving me this bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Breckenridge Sampler Pack on 28-May-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29663) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in October 2007. An unclear dark golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is sweet wheaty with a light citrusy note mingling. The flavor is sweet wheaty again combined with a light citrusy note, leading to a dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarrettB (1078) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Breckenridge Brewery bills this beer as some kind of minimalist wonder, like they’ve done the drinker an enormous favor by cutting out all the jazz of complex and intricate brewing. I can see why this might be appealing, but the marketing is all wrong. Trendy consumers don’t like to have their edibles tinkered with when it involves chemicals, toxins, industrial pollutants, that sort of thing. Nobody ever said intense brewing was a victim of any of those, but because of this curious stance by Breckenridge I feel that not only has the marketing gone awry (or the guiding ethic) but also the beer’s flavor. A deep blone color with a wide plate of carbon columns topped with a fuzzy gray head, the aroma gives off notes of honey, wheat, peanuts and yeast. The taste is exceptionally weak, but what little of it there is remains balanced, bolstered by a fuzzy and commanding carbonation. The flavor begins sweet, with a graceful touch of apple and melon, as well as a nicely tuned frame of wheat flavors, but the aftertaste is a dour and sullen, somehow leeching all the flavor away. The beer in general tastes mostly like wet paper, with the flavors above mentioned more as afterthoughts then active flavors on the palate. The aftertaste is merely the logical conclusion - purely and simply wet paper, slightly worse than tasteless and most unappealing. I’d rather Breckenridge Brewery go back to the "distractions of extravagant brewing techniques and exotic ingredients."

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
EithCubes (5054) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. Lotta balls using invoking the name Hefeweizen with this one. Aroma lemony and yeasty with light wheat, a little too chalky and grainy. Cloudy golden pour with a soapy off-beige head. Grainy dry taste, touch of sour wheat and an earthy vegetal taste. Tastes a lot like a Low Alcohol. Really dropped the ball - nasty stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft @ the Breckenridge brewpub: Poured a very hazy brown-yellow color with a small white head. The aroma had a light wheaty citrus smell. The flavor matched the aroma but also had a hint of bubblegum on the finish. Semi-dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Name: Proper American Wheat
Date: 10/10/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque light orange, creamy white head, lots of lace, light sweet aroma, light sweet flavor, touch of fruity charcter, light bitterness, light wheat in the bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
In the brewpub they called it "Proper Wheat" probably got complaints because it is not a hefeweizen. Pours hazy. Aroma is citrus because they put a lemon in it. I pulled it out but the aroma is still in the glass. Flavor is acidic. Not impressive but not bad either.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy head. I was also under the impression that this would be a traditional German hefeweizen with a name like "Hefe Proper". Oh well.... Aroma of wheat and light clove. Taste is primarily of wheat, and without spice or really anything else. Moderate carbonation and light palate. A pretty middle-of-the-road American Wheat.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a cloudy yellow-gold color. Thick white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma was of light grain and that’s it. Minimal acidity up front which faded quickly. There was malt flavor reminiscent of caramel and cereal grain accented by a hint of yeasty bread dough and citrus. I thought this was going to be a German hefe and it turned out to be an American wheat. What a let down.


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