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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The aroma and flavor of this classic hefeweizen (or weissbier/wheat beer with yeast) is decidedly fruity with clove, nutmeg-like and even vanilla-like phenolics. Banana-like esters are also present. This beer is made with over 50 percent malted wheat, and hop rates are quite low, with hop flavor and aroma being absent. Hefeweizen is well attenuated and very highly carbonated, yet its relatively high starting gravity and alcohol content make it a medium-full bodied beer. The color is very pale. Because yeast is present, the beer will have yeast flavor and a characteristically fuller mouthfeel and is appropriately very cloudy. Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 4.6% (5.9%) Bitterness (IBU): 14 Color SRM (EBC): 4 (8)

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2.9
radagast83 (8137) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Draft at Normal IL location. Poured a slightly hazy golden wheat color, medium sized white head. Aroma was wheat, banana and cloves. Flavor was wheat spice, banana, cloves. Was okay, but not my favorite one of this particular brewer.

3.2
VertBaconStrips (2390) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 21, 2011
Growler on the bus to MBF during RBSG 2010. Metamusil looking brew with a decent sized white cap. Standard hefe aroma but more lemon than usual, cloves and banana, light spice and a dash of orange. Decent taste as well - banana, lemon, tasty mild spices, clove, green grass? - all this is heavier on the banana side. Pretty smooth mouth feel. I think I need another barrel aged impy stout.

2.7
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at the brand new brewpub in Champaign, part of a large tasting flight that I wasn’t even charged for! Hazy lemony yellow. Sweaty, wet hair, lightly lemony aroma. Not getting any bubblegum or spice as advertised (there was more of that in their trippel). Light lemon citrus, hints of spices, slightly tart finish.

3
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2011
growler at the RBSG 2010 - Pours cloudy yellow orange and smells of wheat and bananas. It tastes of sweet wheat malt with a bit of banana and spice. There’s a mild hops presence. Okay.

3.4
bpreo (2863) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2010
I’m not usually a fan of Wheat Beer, but sometimes it is worth the experience. This is one of those times.

3.1
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Typical hefe aroma dominated by banana and clove, lots of cotton candy. The yeast is stressed and overly peppery, and definitely detracts from the taste. Meh.

2.5
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Preferred this to some of the other beers offered by DeStihl. Nothing too exciting but drinkable. Serving: Tap

2.8
hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Growler… RBSG 2010… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Retention is good. Typical hefe aroma - heavier on the banana and pink bubblegum than most - with modest phenols of clove and smoke. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Lightly sweet banana flavor, but balanced well overall. Watery, mildly spicy finish. Thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum for sharing the growler!

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12470) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
on tap-pours a white head that laces and cloudy gold color. Aroma is banana/clove, light malt/wheat. Taste is clove/pepper/banana, light malt/wheat. Towards light body.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Growler shared at RBSG. Poured an hazy dark orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus, banana and clove aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium hefe sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.


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