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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Let’s hear it for airport beers. There are certainly many worse out there. This hefe was a bit on the darker golden side for the style, and a bit maltier than many. Felt heavy instead of refreshing. Some banana and clove, but a bit of a sharp wheat and slight pepper vibe. Not bad, but I liked the pilsner much better.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3583) - 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 (49) - 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 (360) - 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 (627) - 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 (2880) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Draft - Banana and clove. Hazy gold with no head. Banana and clove with a wheat finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewpub at LAX, hazy orange pour with thin white head, lacing. Aroma brought some lemon, orange, hints of banana and clove but restrained, hints of slight grain as well. Taste is a mix of grain, husk, bready notes into some lemon, finishing fairly sweet. Not bad, but nothing amazing for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler_guy (8) - - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Man do I love this hef! In my humble opinion, one of the best American Hefeweizens. Love the aroma, the wheat and malted barley are fantastic! Taste could be more pronounced but overall great American hef.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1828) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap 4 oz. taster at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD. Hazy gold with no head or lacing. Aroma of wheat, lemon, caramel, banana and light cloves. Taste of banana, lemon, wheat, cloves and caramel. Medium/light body and low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Sharp, green off- the tree banana and sugary bubblegum. Hazy yellow with a frothy head. Strong sweet , spicy banana and clove taste, maybe a touch too sweet if I have to name a drawback. Crisp and refreshing mid weight body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarryBeast (483) - - JAN 31, 2014
Sampler at Seattle location. Thin yellow beer with thin head. Thin, sweet and watery but with some of the usual clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat you’d expect from a Hefe.


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