John Harvards Hefe-Weizen
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
This is a true Hefe-Weizen, made with Bavarian yeast & wheat malt. Traditionally Bavarian brewers serve wheat beer unfiltered, mit hefe (meaning with yeast). Our wheat beer is lightly hopped, light bodied, and golden. Available in June and July

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2193) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 16, 2013
Musty and Unispired. Typical Hoegarten clone. Do not bother with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2009
On tap at brew house. Poured a clear golden color with a medium and frothy white head. Aroma of light bananas and wheat. Light bodied with a wheat and bread flavor, along with fruit and spice. The finish is midly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 On tap at the Monroeville location and was listed as ’Heine’s Hefeweizen’. Nice banana and spice aroma with hints of bubble gum perhaps. Cloudy and unfiltered. Tart banana in flavor. No bitterness to speak of, I cannot detect any hops in this brew as stated in the description. Very nice and fruity. Rather enjoyable and refreshing. A well made easy to enjoy brew. Very friendly. This beer has more banana in it than I’ve ever tasted in a brew. Good creamy carbonation. Overall I was very pleased with this JH brew. Finish is pleasant and easy to get along with. One of the better hefes I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Sampler @ Framingham brewpub. A beautiful beer, pours with a very nice murky yellow but just a vibrant shade. No clarity at all, looks almost like a concentrated hefe. Thats the best part and it really doesn’t go anywhere good after this. Aroma is high in the spicy character of hefe but is then mixed with a sort of Miller Lite - macro thing. Nothing in there that I usually enjoy in a hefe (not estery enough). Taste is lemon centered with more of that macro-corn flavor. Zingy mouthfeel and a slightly hefty body for a hefe. Ample carbonation, seems to be going in the Blue Moon direction.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2007
At the Monroeville, PA location. Part of a large sampler. Hazy cider color with white head. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, malt. Flavor is banana, coriander, bubblegum, yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2006
On tap at the Springfield PA location. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of banana, clove, yeast and some citrus. Flavors of the same. Not a whole lot to say about this one...not one of the better Hefe I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Sample at the Pittsburgh location. Surprisingly clear golden color with a medium and frothy white head, and patchy lacing. Aroma of bananas and wheat. Light body with a wheat and yeast flavor, along with some fruit and zesty spice. The finish is midly hoppy with more banana in the aftertaste. Nothing stands out as particularly good or bad about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5071) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Medium-light haziness, medium gold. Good esteric aroma. Prominent banana, lightly sweet, spicy tart. Doesn’t quite all come together. Fizzy. Acidic finish, with a decompressing fruity aftertaste. Not nearly as good as the Penn Brewing Hefe that I had across the river yesterday. Pittsburgh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Old notes from 7/2/2005 at Framingham locaton. Pours a rather lucid, hay yellow, moderate cloudiness, with a whispy white head consisting of large bubbles, very small and shortlived. Some bubble trails hang on the glass on the way down. Aroma of weak banana, dry clove and mostly just watery sugar. Don’t find any hops in the nose, nor in the flavor. The biggest problem is the large amount of wateriness. Not sure if they are just trying to cater to the bmc crowd with this one, but the body leaves alot to be desired. Other than that, just a standard dry banana and light clove, with light pale malts and a touch of drying wheat. Moderate carbonation of very large bubbles adds further problems to this. More bland as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Pretty decent Hefe here. A little more yeast than I expected. Banana and clove aroma throughout. Springfield, PA location.

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