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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Once reserved for Bavarian royalty for its light sparkling quality, Hefeweizen is considerably more democratic today. In fact, at Gordon Biersch we've brewed a special batch of our Hefeweizen to serve our guests throughout July and August! Hundreds of years ago in Germany, wheat beers were considered "breakfast" or "after church" beers, a testament to their light refreshing flavor and a tradition of drinking them on weekend afternoon. We invite you to enjoy our Hefeweizen any day of the week this summer along with our special summer menu.


daveshawley's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at their D.C. location. I wish that they bottled this. It is a really good example of a Hefeweizen - nice white head on top of a very hazy wheat yellow. The aroma is a very memorable banana, a little citrus/lemony hint, and some mild spiciness. The taste is a little understated and weak. The bananas provide a very slight sweetness with a little sour at the end - maybe the yeast is finally coming through. The body is medium, lively, but very thin - almost macro-brew thin. It is a shame that this brew isn’t just a little thicker.
This was a very good beer for a Saturday afternoon lunch on a hot and humid day. If you like hefe’s, then you should give this one a try for lunch. Its not an "after dinner" beer, but it would be exceptional while grilling on a hot day. If only they bottled this.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Buffalo, NY. Hazy amber with the expected banana and clove taste; clean and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11380) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at DCA. Cloudy yellow orange, large fluffy white head. Aroma of banana and clove. Taste is banana juice. Seems artificial

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocMcGrain (13) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Sweet-smelling hefe that doesn't suck. A standard wheat, but a decent flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
On tap. Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of banana and clove. Flavor is similar. Easy to drink and refreshing. Decent example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Draft. Hazy light golden body with a short white head. Aroma of banana and clove, toasted grain, light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/slick texture, lively carbonation. A decent rendition of a German hefe. An acidic tang in the finish after a sweet start. Grainier than better hefes, but still clean enough to be enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Doesn’t quite make it into the acceptably decent margin of 2.5. Light banana peel. Pours slightly hazy gold. Light sour finish and a hint of grain even. Tap at brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (374) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Tap pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Aroma is clove, banana bread, wheat and fruity notes. Taste is banana, clove, light fruit, and wheat. Medium light body with sweet lightly tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (716) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of clove, citrus, banana, and some wheat. Light body with a slight tartness upfront with some citrus and wheat notes. A nice example of a Hefe.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3944) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Draft - Banana and clove. Hazy gold with no head. Banana and clove with a wheat finish. Decent.


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