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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our take on the traditional Bavarian Hefeweizens that inspired Kurt and Rob to brew the Original American Hefeweizen in 1986.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1855) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pint from Growl Movement in S.Salem. $5. In appearance this is a very murky golden yellow with a small white head. Bubblegum,sweet over-ripe bananas,cherries and clove lovely lovely aromas. Taste is similar to the aroma( thank goodness) with a little more spicy clove. Luxuriant mouthfeel..medium with low carbonation..great. LIke many have said why oh why is this not the flagship instead of the lame version?


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Nice murky golden pour w/ a thin white head that leaves little lacing. The aroma is an awesome blend of Belgian spices. The taste carries over most of the aroma flavors but finishes just a tad plain & a touch watery. Overall though, itís still a very nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (631) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Je líai bu dans la bouteille quand je faisait le camping... Cíťtait bonne. Il avais les clous de girofle, du levure allemand et cíťtait aussi un peu fruitť. Ca va valoir la peine la prendre encore, mais dans une verre!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellowish orange color, small off white head, looks like a hefe. Aroma is wheat spice and sweetness, hefe yeast good balance of banana and clove, touch of lemon, fresh malt. Style appropriate light sweetness, good fresh grain flavor, a little spice. Light to medium feel, pretty normal carbonation, probably should be higher but itís a bar tap. Solid hefe, not going to blow anyone away but itís easy to drink and tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is billed as being part of a series of experimental beers. Itís a hefeweizen. I donít have anything against the style but making one hardly makes your brewery a bastion of experimentation. I guess it is a bit on the strong side. Itís a cloudy orange beer and pretty much headless. Kinda just looks like I poured myself a glass of slightly muddy water. This is very much a yeasty banana-centric hefe and it is pretty well done aside from the fact that it is a little bit oversweet and heavy. Because of this, it doesnít really have the light but creamy texture that makes this style so great. There is at least a firm enough bitterness in the finish to bring some balance though so I guess points for effort. This works OK I suppose but I wish they would have either made it a bit dryer or upped the gravity to be a weizenbock or something. Where it sits now is kind of an uncomfortable balance.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
All i smell is the almost spicy aroma from the yeast in this cloudy yellow brew wit no head. The taste is bitterish and sweet from the yeast. The beer is medium bodied and has a spice to it almost like coriander. Not a bad brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head, and good lacing. smell is of citrus, wheat, and a little bubble gum. taste is of ripe banana, wheat, and some citrus. ends a little on the dry side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1010) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
~Aroma of banana, clove, vanilla, and wheat, light hoppiness ~Pours a hazy straw color with quickly disappearing white head. ~Well balanced flavor of, banana, clove, bread and candy like sweetness. ~medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, with medium high CO2, lingering bready banana yeasty finish. ~Very smooth hefeweizen. I personally like them a bit more assertive. Likely better if fresher. Possibly buy again if on sale and in a six pack. Otherwise I would go for a German Hefe in a large bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6504) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy earthy yellow with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a rich wheat note with a hint of sweet banana and growing clove notes. Flavor showcases the wheat as well with only a bit of sweetness and clove.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
Aroma is bubblegum, wheat and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is bubblegum, wheat, mild sweetness/cookie dough and a slightly tangy/mostly smooth finish. Why they didnít call this Hefeweizen as opposed to the original which wasnít I donít know, but it was a solid hefe either way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, golden in color, small white head. Aroma of clove and fruit, some bread in there too. Taste of citrus fruit, clove, nice crisp finish; slight bitterness from hops. Nice and refreshing.


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