Destihl Weissenheimer Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The aroma and flavor of this classic hefeweizen (or weissbier/wheat beer with yeast) is decidedly fruity with clove, nutmeg-like and even vanilla-like phenolics. Banana-like esters are also present. This beer is made with over 50 percent malted wheat, and hop rates are quite low, with hop flavor and aroma being absent. Hefeweizen is well attenuated and very highly carbonated, yet its relatively high starting gravity and alcohol content make it a medium-full bodied beer. The color is very pale. Because yeast is present, the beer will have yeast flavor and a characteristically fuller mouthfeel and is appropriately very cloudy. Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 4.6% (5.9%) Bitterness (IBU): 14 Color SRM (EBC): 4 (8)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Nice cloudy straw pour with pillowy soap white head . Nose is full of fruity esters, dominated by banana, with little to no clove. Also a touch of hop on the nose. Slight fusel characteristic. Flavor is sweet with a minor sour note. If you like sweet estry hefes, this one is for you. Carbonation was spot on perfect with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, slightly hazy yellow-orange with white head, aroma brought biscuit, cereal, banana into a bit of bubblegum, coriander, some sweet orange and pear notes, hints of pepper. Taste is a mix of cereal, bread, banana into clove, coriander, orange and white fruit as well, finishing sweet, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12472) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Nice banana, bubblegum, and bread aroma. Hints of orange and clove. A little doughy. Bready malt up front on the flavor. Moderate banana and bubblegum ester. Mild to moderate clove spiciness. Very mild orange zest. Sweet biscuit and dough on the finish. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Large growler, from the tap room. Standard hefe taste, just not a lot of it. You know it’s nothing special when the good reverend Korczak dumps half a growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 oz sample pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grain , malts and bread . Taste is bananas , malts and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at the brewpub (Normal)
Stopping in for a break on the way to the Great Taste of the Midwest I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of choices. Eventually I settled on a couple of lighter beers before getting back on the road. This is a decent hefeweizen overall and something I would definitely not turn down if offered.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base has an orange and bronze blend. Wisps of white head fall quickly into the fluid body. Grapefruit, bananas, wheat, and nutty undertones put this in the middle of the road for the style.

Flavor / Palate - A mild tang of lemon zest starts off the experience with a zing. Orange peels, bananas, and wheat bread are sweet on the tongue. Finally a finish of watered down Orangina wraps up an enjoyable beer that shows Destihl can do more than just sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of banana and clove with some spice and wheat as well. The taste was more wheat with the clove and spice growing towards the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
Sampled in Champaign 11.2012. Dry yeast aroma. Greyish yellow, low lace. Dry spicy yeast, almost franconian weizen. Fairly light body, lacks chewyness. Ok spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #19 poured a very small sized head of frothy medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a hazy dark orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was citrus malty and banana. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops citrus and malt liquor. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2820) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
On tap at the Normal, IL. location, and served to a 12 oz. tulip showing a cloudy, orange/golden hue, a modest, soft white, bubbly head that diminished rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The nose was banana over fruit & citrus, with light sweetness, soft grain, and a touch of clove. The flavor was similar, with a bit of tartness, but soft carbonation, and a light to medium body. A tasty, standard Hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft. Cloudy gold body with a fizzy, white head. Aroma of clove, fingernail polish, husky grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Tart finish, almost sour. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Slightly hot, alcoholic. And then there’s that chemical, solvent aftertaste. Where’s the banana? Bubble gum?

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