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Formerly brewed at Brauerei Schwelm
Style: German Hefeweizen
Schwelm, Germany
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The crisp, refreshing and naturally cloudy Bavarian style Hefeweizen brewed in accordance with the "Reinheitsgebot" of 1516.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robharing (82) - Ormond Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2005
great beer very good hefeweizen the best I ever had love the bottle to niece white head golden in color best german hefeweizen i ever had

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2008
500ml bottle. Pours a golden foggy yellow with a massive, lively head. This is a really nice, smooth and refined Hefeweizen. Cool and creamy, with some nice banana yeast characteristics. Sweet yeasty aftertaste with a hint of lemon is right on. This one is awesome. Fresh clove-banana aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Schwelmer just showed up in the US, so their beers haven’t had many ratings yet, but they will. Schwelmer produces a delicious hefeweizen that is as wheaty and yeasty as anything produced by reputable German brewers. Utterly fantastic! Thick, rich and cloudy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Velvety banana. Minimal head, but I poured this into a Christoffel glass. The banana start finishes with clove. Translucent gold appearance - quite intriguing. As time passes, the clove tends to predominate. Arguably a bit sweet, but that goes with the banana! This may be the most pleasant hefeweizen I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 1, 2007
1/2 swing top bottle. Pours to a very hazy, golden color, with a tall, rocky, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose is excellent, with lots of good funky/estery aromas of ripe banana, and bubble gum. The palate is tart and refreshing, with good pale and wheat malt flavors, paired with fruity, estery flavor of banana, and spicy hints of clove. This beer finishes with more good tart wheat malt up front, then ends estery and spicy, with yeasty clove flavor that lingers. Well done example of Bavarian hefeweizen from Schwelmer. I really enjoyed this beer, and I really like this brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Pours a very clouded gold straw with some white head. Nose is a strong mix of wheat, yeast, and fruit. A good touch of banana Laffy Taffy type fragrance on there. Okay. More than a touch. A lot. Flavor is fairly subdued and stronger with banana than I expected. As it warms it seems to be more appropriate. Feel is good. Nice level of carbonation that coats the tongue. As time went on I appreciated this one more and more. Pretty good actually.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Inverted the bottle and swirled the goodness around before opening. Result is a very cloudy beer. Could smell the typical weisse aromas immediately from a couple feet away. Color is an unusual amber with brownish tan "lowlights". Sweet at first wtih those same typical weisse flavors but with lingering banana. Not too sweet. Refreshing finish. Great session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
First Weizen of the summer. Nice golden color, cloudy. light in taste, citrus, bannana, litle yeast. Very clean finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2005
From the bottle this pours a very nice golden, very clear, with a tall soft white head that stays forever. Lots of banana esters in the nose and a touch of crisp spiciness. Very buttery smooth sweetness up front balances very well with a crisp finish with a bit of spice. The banana esters show very nice in the flavor mixing well with the sweetness up front. This is really a nice brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Pours a hazy light golden with a mostly receding white head. Intense ester aroma of the typical banana and clove. Taste is sweet, creamy, and spicy. Light bodied and highly carboanted. Nice and yeasty. Yum!


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