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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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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2.8
hopscotch (11181) - 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 (12517) - 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 (14839) - 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.

3.4
CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On the bus at RBSG. Pours a hazy yellow with a small-ish head. The aroma has a lot of good clove and orange with a huge banana presence. The flavor has a nice clove spiciness and a citrus zip, it’s a pretty standard hefewizen but it’s well made and tasty as well.

3.4
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
From a growler shared by Adam on the bus down to the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Poured a cloudy gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of banana and clove with a bit of spice and wheat lying underneath. Flavor was more wheat with the clove and spice growing towards the finish.

3.3
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (Bloomington, IL). Pours a murky glowing gold straw, a touch of orange body, ring of frothy head laces ok. Aromas are a nice estery banana, clove, wheat bread, flaked white wheat, faint citrusy quality. Initial is a nice blast of estery banana and cool vanilla, touch of clove, bread, flaked wheat, mellow sweetness underneath finishes dry with a light bitterness. Moves from fruit to finish pretty well. Not bad, a tasty Hefe with a quality fruity estery blast up front and moving into a bready easy drinker further in. I do like a good fresh Hefe.

2.8
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Nice cloudy straw pour with pillowy soap white head . Nose is full of fruity esters, dominated by banana, with little to no clove. Also a touch of hop on the nose. Slight fusel characteristic. Flavor is sweet with a minor sour note. If you like sweet estry hefes, this one is for you. Carbonation was spot on perfect with this one.

3
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Draught, pours a hazy orange hued golden with a creamy off-white head that leaves thin lines of lacing. Aroma is a touch sour, citrusy with notes of bubblegum. Flavor is tart, a bit sour with a slightly dry wheat grainy finish. Lacks the rich clove character that distinguishes a stellar hefe. Full creamy feel.

3.4
drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bananas/esters with a hint of alcohol. Banana, bubblegum, and esters big with lingering spice - pretty dead on the style, and one of their best.

3.1
User29624 (1683) - - SEP 7, 2008
Unfortunately, this was one of the better beers I had in the sampler. It still wasn’t that good. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Sweet aroma of banana, it really stands out. Very sweet flavor, a little too sweet. I didn’t like it at all at first, but it finally grew on me a little bit.


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