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Weyerbacher Hefeweizen

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Crisp and refreshing, light and flavorful, Weyerbacher HefeWeizen is a fantastic summertime quencher and the perfect companion for almost any food. The beautiful translucent gold color together with a hint of banana and cloves in the nose tells you this is a beer true to the Bavarian style. We brew it with 50% wheat malt and bottle it unfiltered, so you’ll notice great body and a smooth, slightly nutty flavor. The finish is light and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle courtesy of EDA at egadzis Tripel fest (yes I know it is not a tripel and I should have heeded everyone’s warning not to waste my time on this one). Poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves and a little bit skunky. Wheat in the tastes as well. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Harrisburg Beer Festival 2... Draft... Best wheat beer at the festival, IMO. I like it for all the reasons that Hefe fans wouldn’t. Less spice, fewer esters. More nondescript than most German wheats. Refreshing, crisp, Summer brew. If this sounds like your cup of tea, buy it. If you want a more authentic German wheat, avoid it. ’nuff said.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
I like Weyerbacher brews. This one is a solid hefe, with good citrus, yeast, and wheat aroma, and a smooth, crisp finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2006
This stuff is terrible. IS THIS FILTERED? WHY? It looks completely clear, with a moderately deep straw yellow color, and a fizzy cola-like head that dies in about five seconds. It just plain looks terrible. I had some people tell me that they couldn’t finish a bottle of this, and after a few sips my impression was ’yeah, it’s bad, but I’ve had worse’, but about half-way through I gave up. Down the drain. This stuff is terrible. Full of fuesal corn and moldy straw flavors, acetone.... ugh, just terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 This sadly is a fairly poor excuse for a hefeweizen. Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy copper color with a small yellow-white head. The aroma is malty, vaguely nutty and has a sour banana element. The flavor is sour with a bitter tang and a light banana underdone. The finish is sour and tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle: Banana is the strongest aroma with a moderate clove and light pepper aroma. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Citrus and banana up front. Spicey finish with a lot of clove and a hint of vanilla mixed in. Some sourness and light acidity comes thru in the finish and I could really do with out it. Clove lingers for a little in the aftertaste. A decent hefe that is hurt a little by the sour and acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Cloudy and orange with a nice white head. Pronounced citrus is present in both the nose and the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6062) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Poured a hazy orange gold color with a small white head, but no lacing. Aroma of banana, wheat, citrus, and yeast. Bland taste of citrus orange, wheat, yeast, and light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Cloudy orange, big thick white head. Sour citrusy aroma. Slightly astringent. Sour citric flavors, and almost no wheat characteristics until the very end. More of a lemony, juicy sweetness as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle at Bier Garden in Portsmouth on 4-30-05. Pours clouded amber with a small white head. Nose is fruity and wheaty with big tangerine notes and light lemon. Thinner honey and yeast come through at times as well. Odd for a hefeweizen. Taste is sweet and yeasty. Wheat notes, dried fruit, light cotton candy, and spices also make their way through. Body is light-medium with minimal carbonation feel. Finishes with citrus fruits notes, light spice, yeast, candyish notes at times and more wheat. Not too bad.

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