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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 (DC)(tried 7/29/05, under the name Summer of Sam Hefeweizen, 10.7 OG) Clear straw body with small, non-retaining white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, banana, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, banana, lemon, clove, some bubblegum. Light-medium body, some crispness, light acidity. (6/2/6/3/12)

(DC)(tried 821/03)(this batch made with lemongrass) Murky light brown with small head. Aroma is banana/clove, some wheat. Taste is lemon, light banana, finishing sour/tart with a slight herbal bite. Light/medium watery body. Paired well with the ale and mustard chicken sandwich I ate. (7/3/6/3/12)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
On tap at John Harvards in Wayne, PA. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Tastes and aromas of lemons and bananas with very light cloves. Light wheat in the taste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Hefeweizen is the only style that I consider it acceptable to add lemon to. This one pours very heady, with a nice lemon, yeast, and coriander aroma. The taste is citrusy, yeasty, and crisp. The finish is smooth and a little sour, with banana flavor. Very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Draft. Pale straw cloudy beer with big white head. Yeasty - banana/clove aroma Yeast flavor dominated by raw wheat. Could use a bit more spice. Nice body. Clean and refreshing, just needs something to add to the wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
for a start, good hefeweizens tend to be around 5.5īper cent alcohol, this was very bland and limp by comparison. not much yeast character. pleasant enough but boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Medium-light haziness, medium gold. Good esteric aroma. Prominent banana, lightly sweet, spicy tart. Doesnít 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (4751) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 On tap at the Monroeville location and was listed as íHeineís Hefeweizení. 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 Iíve 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 Iíve had.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, 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. Donít 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.

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