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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
TailGate Beer does an American take on the German classic. This hard-to-pronounce cloudy ale uses a traditional "hefe" (yeast) to develop notes of citrus and spice. Proud of the name’s "weizen" (wheat) base ingredient, TGB draws most of its flavor from the famed grass plant. This Hefe is one truly crisp and refreshingly unfiltered ale that garnishes well with a lemon or an orange! Be sure to impress your friends with your fine tuned palate and cultured vocabulary next time you belly up to your TailGate Beer “HEH-feh-vite-zehn.

First brewed at Skyscraper in California, moved in 2010 to Cold Spring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarrettB (1457) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
January 26th, 2013 - I think...I think somebody left this can at my house? It ended up being filed away with a couple of cans of beer dedicated to cooking, but someone wanted to try it after spotting it perched up and far away where children AND adults couldn’t get at it. Still, we tried it. Regrettably. The honey is sticky with a bit of honey smell, but mostly smells like a cheap and callously brewed amber-ish beer. And the flavor has that horrible burnt sugar flavor like Bit-O-Honey candies, and is entirely too sweet to be drinkable past one or two sips. After giving it a taste, I suspect beer is like wine: don’t cook with what you wouldn’t drink. This would have ruined any dish it mingled with.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bought a six pack of this from Grocery Outlet in FLorence. ( on the coast camping). $4.99 I didn’t look at the beer..straight from can around campfire. Nice enough can sure. Smells really like a cheap lager with added cereal, not appetizing. Taste is also like a cheaper American pale lager with added breakfast cereal, nothing like a hefeweizen and even barely an American Wheat beer really. Mouthfeel is OK i suppose no great shakes, but i got it down. Pretty bad stuff,i began to get heartburn after two cans and the rest of the six is still in the cooler. Not great..their "IPA" was far better ( even if it wasn’t an IPA).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1559) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a light amber color with a banana malt aroma. Taste is clean, refreshing, and fruitful. The minimal aftertaste is light, with a cantaloupe flavor left on the tongue. Light easy drinking beer that is refreshing but not complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Can into pint glass. Looks like an orange Popsicle melted in the glass. Absent head. Nose is very sweet, vanilla and creamsicle. Fairly similar in the mouth, a bit sticky and more artificial chorus. Finished with a bit of spice, clove and cinnamon. The bit of yeast on the bottom is disturbingly orange as well. Fair for whatever it is, but it ain’t a hefe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz can pours with a clear gold body and zero (nada) head. The aroma has sugary apple juice, brown sugar drenched peach slices and then a dash of grainy sort of doughy malts. The taste brings up fruity sweetness that has a firm malt liquor “street legal” estery sweet sugary fruitiness to it. This comes across just as the nose, sadly, but in liquid form. I find nothing redeeming here. Sure glad I was able to get the 12oz-er rather than the big can.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Can poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, butterscotch and light lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, yeast, light butterscotch and a hint of lemon with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
12 ounce can purchased at Grocery Outlet in Woodland, CA. Some comedic genius written on this can. Anyway. The aroma has corn and DMS, and phenolic character. Medicinal band-aids present themselves. Apple is also present. Pretty much one of the more flawed beers I have ever quaffed. Pretty revolting. Minutely hazy golden body with a small, quickly dissipating white head present. Kinda clear for the style. Starts with a sweet, fruity, estery flavoring. Develops some acetyl aldehyde in the middle. Light cereal malts follow. Finishes with sweet, worty sugars. What the fuck is this shit?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rumproasts (5046) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
can. Golden with one finger head. Hefeweizen with substantial metallic flavor. There’s something seriously not right here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
12 oz can pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that leaves hardly any lacing. Smells of wheat, lemon and dough. Tastes of all the same things in the smell but is a litte wierd for a hef. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with minimal carbonation. This is probably one of the worse heffeweizens I’ve ever had. Refreshing but that’s about it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Probably the worst Hefe I’ve ever tried. I had only a 3 oz. sample and didn’t even want to finish it. Nose was musty, flavor with muddled, and it just wasn’t any good.

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