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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.


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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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
This isn’t spot on but it’s pretty good. It’s cloudy, muddy orange in color w/ a head of mixed bubbles. It has a clovey aromatic quality and some banana comes out when you taste it. It’s a little bit sweet, sticky and heavy w/ mild carbonation for the style. If they fixed the texture, this would be spot on but this comes off as a bit unfinished as it is--though it does have a pretty nice flavor profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (672) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
.5 liter pour at Gordon Biersch Park Lane. Poured a hazy golden color with a thin white top and a little lacing. Amazing taste of banana, clove and the distinctive wheat character. Medium carbonation, medium body. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange body with a fizzy white head that faded to a thin wispy covering. The nose is pretty nice, clove, banana, a little banana bread, nice yeast esters. Just a light touch of bubble gum. The flavor is decent as well, plenty of esters of banana and bubble gum, enough yeastiness, not overly sweet. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a lingering finish. Decent Hefe, not a standout, but no flaws.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Milky orange pour with a white head. A bunch of banana and white pepper aromas. Some clove, coriander, and a bit of a smoked sausage thing going on as well. A lot of sweet bread dough. Flavor is slightly citrusy and tangy. A whole lot of bread and orange peel. Big time bubblegum and banana. A little grassy bitterness on the back end. Is a little better (spicer) as it warms up. Wanted to like this more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at Yard House Waikiki 201214. The first thing that I noticed about this beer was the aroma, sweet and full of ripe bananas. A little cloudy but that’s what you want in a Hefeweizen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (70) - - DEC 5, 2014
Pour from bottle. Good hefeweizen with a lot of spice. Love the aroma of this beer. I liked it better on tap, but it’s still a good beer. Could drink these all day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Draught at G.B in San Fransisco. Small but lingering white head. Clowdy yellow typical Hefeweiss color. Big aroma from banana and a bit of cloves. Banana and fruity taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"ok for a hefe, but they’re still just not my preferred style. a little thin, but the flavor that is there is pretty nice...wheat, clove, banana, a little sweet. not bad."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (839) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Atlanta. Clear yellow with white head. Smell is sweet malty with banana. Taste is sweet malty with banana and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7480) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a hint of a gold hue and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of clove and sweet banana with a wheat backbone. Flavor has lots of clove as well with banana and wheat backing.


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