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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.28%
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Shiner Hefeweizen (Hef-ay-vite-zen) is a classic unfiltered Bavarian-style wheat brew. Once poured into a glass, the distinctively cloudy Shiner Hefeweizen delivers a fresh, satisfying flavor from start to finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2002
Cloudy yellow, white head, fair lace, nose is mostly malt, start is slightly sweet, thin at the middle, finish is lightly carbonated, some hops, dry, a tad acidic. ’Average’ at best.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2052) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 1, 2002
the color is almost right -- a cloudy yellow and slightly dim. light aroma with none of the typical yeasty character of a hefe. a bit watery. some hop in the finish of indeterminable type.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Indra (2568) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Pretty carbonated, medium head. Light golden amber color, opaque (of course). Light wheat malt aroma. The first thing I noticed about this beer’s taste was the light body. Maybe the lightest bodied hefe I’ve tried. Some lightly citric hefe flavors there, a scant amount of hop taste in the finish. This is ’hefe light’, which, in all honesty, is exactly what I was expecting. Shiner is not an adventurous brewer, and I fully understand that they must pander to a certain degree. However, I am a beer geek...I do not fit their demographic, realistically speaking. I don’t hate it, but I’ll pick 20 other wheat brews over this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 9, 2002
I used to think that this was great, but it was the first hefe I’d ever had. Had to re-rate after trying Pyramid, Paulaner and Franziskaner

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2002
This one made me appreciate unfiltered beers.Serve it with a squeeze of fresh lemon and it blows a Corona (with lime of course)or a lemon flavored malt brew away.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Sweet & soft nose. Cloudy-apricot color. Clean, rather palatable. Tingly mouthfeel with a hefty amount of carbonation... which seems to leave a bitter ’off’ flavor. Finishes bitter with some sourness. Overall, not bad, but certainly nowhere near the best. Missing that ’clover/banana/yeasty’ flavor that most hefes have... too clean and light to hold the ’Hefeweizen’ name.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Really more of an American Wheat rather than German - given its clean flavors. Cloudy yellow with thick head which faded maybe a little to quickly given style. Clean and mild aroma - flavor also clean and mild. Mild malt flavors almost zesty. Light bitterness is too much for style. No yeast flavors/effects to speak of - maybe a hint of something herbal. Slight alcohol warming in the finish was unexpected.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2002
I guess the acidic off flavor I detected must be lemon added intentionally. I guess this is more of a witbier than a hefe. Either way, not particularly good or interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
Cloudy, strong citrus/lemon overtones. They advise you to enjoy with a ’generous lemon wedge’. Don’t think so. Good, but won’t be buying anytime soon

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EvilAdamWest99 (3) - Canyon, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2001 does not count
Not too bad of a hefe. If they’d lose the lemon peel flavor it’d be a lot better.


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