Free State Hefe Weizen
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   ABV: -
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This is a very light, Bavarian style wheat beer that is an excellent refresher in the warmer months. Hefe Weizen contains nearly 50% wheat malt to give it a light, tart flavor balanced with pale malt and just a bit of Munich malt for flavor and aroma. It is very lightly hopped with Yakima Perle and German Hallertau hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5159) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub - looks like a hefe alright - sadly, that’s as good as it gets - aroma and flavor are very sweet and sugary for a hefe - loads of banana and fruity esters - some undercurrents of off phenols - just a touch of spice, but overall really just too sweet to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap in August 2009. Pours a hazy light apricot color with a white head. Starts out at about two fingers but dies down quickly without all that much lace. The nose brings a lot of clove with just a bit if banana. The yeast is a bit more quiet in the taste with a light amount of semisweet malt. Pretty good body and nice drinkability on a hot summer day. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-11-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2692) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pint @ brewpub. Pours a completely hazy, cannot see through it, golden/thick yellow color. Has a nicely sticky lacing as well. Aroma is candy sweet bubblegum. A bit sweeter smelling than standard Hefe. Taste is slightly less bubblegum and more just sweet candy. With a light herbalness in the aftertaste. Hey I like estery brews and this is definitely got plenty of that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Growler filled five days prior (at the brewpub). Pours a hazy dark straw with a dense, fluffy, meringue-like white head with sticky cascading lace. The nose is of big banana esters and soft, sweet wheat. The banana note is so pronounced it’s almost like straight banana extract or banana Now & Later candy. Light-bodied and wheaty with a lightly astringent sourness at the back sides of your tongue. Soft, light, sour wheat with a solid, yeasty, banana backing and a touch of spiciness (clove?) at the finish. This is a solid hefeweizen. I’d certainly order it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3377) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Poured from a growler into my ,4 liter Kulmbacher glass. Growler was generously transported from the brewpub to my house by csbosox. Pour is hazy straw yellow and orange with a big white head. Nice thick lacing left behind as the head retreats. There are a bunch of carbonation bubbles clung on all sides of the glass. Bubbles rise to the top as well. Aroma of bready wheat toast, perfumey lemon citrus and bubble gum. The bubble gum comes on last but certainly is the strongest. Taste is the wheat, with a touch of lemon citrus and standard Hefe yeastiness. Palate is medium. Overall a nice hefe. Thanks for being my Free State mule, Chris.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Very corny nose. Some spicey phenols, but where in the hell is the banana? Grassy and some pepper flavor. Dry finish. Blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1244) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Overall pretty mild in the typical hefe spice notes. Not really memorable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Draft: Cloudy lemon. Faint musty aroma. Lightly estery. Notes of white grape, straw, phenol, dough, and banana. Soft mouthfeel, restrained carbonation. Initially it's moderately acidic. Chalky flavors are only slightly countered by a trace of clove and hop. Finishes bland with oodles of pale malts and a subtle wheaty twang. It still needs some work, but is heading in the right direction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 I thought that this was a good interpretation of the style. Unfiltered beauty along with light lemon flavor. More filling than one would expect. Didn't notice any banana, but the clean aspect of that fruit definitely was present. Perhaps that was why it was so refreshing. Update: I did notice a bit of banana this go-round, along with esters, black pepper, cream and coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the brewpub. Pours a hazy, pale yellow-gold with a finger of soft, resilient bone white head. Aroma of bready malts, banana, bubblegum, coriander, and wheat. The flavor is identical, with just a hint of lemon citrus. Light-medium bodied, with a soft, bready, wheaty, estery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Sweet take on a hefe.

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