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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Hazy yellow color, banana-clove aroma, soft wheat flavor, medium-light body


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Super phenolic and clovey n the aroma, the flavor is similiar with a bit mroe breadcrust and lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Light hazy orange, quickly dissipating small head, some lacing. Sweet orange, wheat..Bubbly and Refreshing. Real nice. Wish it were available in stores.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
tap at Wrigleyville. Easy drinking. Orange and wheat aroma. Middling mouthfeel, which is a little light for this style. Carbonation is right there. A bit sweet. Altogether a summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
[Tap] Part of a sampler at GI-Clybourn in early September. Pours a dark golden color with a cloudy body. About an inch of dense white head on top. Nose is of clove and vanilla, with lesser amounts of banana and bubblegum. Tastes like a typical hefe, with more of a phenolic taste to it. Mild wheat malts, sweet honey rolls, and decent banana notes throughout the taste. Good flavor profile, but I was hoping for a slightly better body. Itís not bad, but not great either. Still very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2944) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2011
On tap at GI Clybourne.Aroma: Banana, light cloves and bubblegum. Appearance: Slightly hazy gold. Taste: Sweet, banana, lemony, light spice, not yeasty at all. Palate: Smooht silky palate. Highly drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a glowing golden hue, touches of orange, with a loose white decent sized head that dies to a small film, laces small. A sturdy wheat haze. Aromas are the typical fresher banana esters and clove, wheat bread, touches of vanilla, and flaked wheat and bready cereal malts. Sweeter, but gentle. Initial is a lighter end of medium bodied Hefe, preaching banana esters, some pear, with bubblegum, touches of cloves. Moving into wheat bread, flaked wheat, cereal grains. The fruity esters clear up a bit more on the back of the palate, with some smooth vanilla and banana, Nilla Wafers, with some bubblegum. Pretty nice, fresh and lively, Iíd like the fruit esters to pop a bit more but this is quite drinkable, with a nice mellow growing sweetness that doesnít interfere. Quality brewpub Hefe, not quite my top of the barrel, but very nice. A decent, fairly fresh brewpub Hefe with a decent body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Listed as Hefe-Hawks Win at Gi Wrigleyville. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Aromas of clove, banana, yeast, and bready malts. Flavors of orange, banana, clove, yeast, and bready malts. Mouthfeel was rather thick for a hefe. Carbonation was a little on the light side for the style. Not a good hefe, but not a bad beer overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
This beer appears to have been resurrected as "Hefe-Hawks Win". Had it at the Clybourn brewpub. A fairly earthy less-sweet hefe with some serious hop notes to go along with its strong yeast and grain flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On the beers from Goose Island I hadnít had the chance to try yet, and I finally get it at the new Whole Foods on North. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of banana, clove, yeast, and some other spices. Good flavor, banana comes through. Good stuff

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at Wrigleyville. Poured a cloudy medium orange color with a white head. The aroma was dominated by spicy malt and a hint of yeasty bread dough. There was only the slightest hint of the normally anticipated banana and clove. Light to medium bodied an dry on the tongue. Tasted of spicy malt and white bread. Not a bad beer, but not a good hefe by any stretch.


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