Destihl Weissenheimer Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Slightly hazy gold pour with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is wheat, big bready yeast, green banana, sweet cereal and light clove. Flavor is big doughy yeast, sweet and floury wheat, a hint of grassy and spicy hops, soft minerality, a hint of vanilla, and green banana. Medium body, creamy to slick feel, light, blanketing carbonation. Halfway decent overall, but the raw doughy yeast way overpowers any tasty esters and phenolics associated with a good Hefe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4627) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma is spices, fruit and mild bubblegum. The flavor is bubblegum, wheat, spices and a tart/very slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphious2000 (26) - - JUN 15, 2015
It’s okay. Compared to many German hefeweizens, Desthl’s version is a little less "yeasty" but still refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3730) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours an orangish amber with a small white head. The head fades to a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing. Aroma of banana, clove, and banana bread. Mild fruit and estery yeast notes. Flavor is mildly sweet with some yeast and bread notes. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8632) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (13278) - 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 (1893) - 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 (2848) - 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 (3250) - 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 (3160) - 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.

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