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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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Travlr (25268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Draft at 22. Cloudy pale yellow color. Spiced banana aroma. Taste is light citrus and banana. Easy.

3.6
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Nice banana, bubblegum, and bread aroma. Hints of orange and clove. A little doughy. Bready malt up front on the flavor. Moderate banana and bubblegum ester. Mild to moderate clove spiciness. Very mild orange zest. Sweet biscuit and dough on the finish. Quite pleasant.

3.3
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at Conservatory. Pours a hazy gold with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, yeast, banana. Thin mouth, strong banana, citrus, light finish, good.

3.4
Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a cloudy yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, clove and light bubblegum. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and citrus with a smooth dry finish.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14623) - 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.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12471) - 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.

3.4
deyholla (11759) - 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.

3.5
shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2016
Can. Banana, orange, clove, wheat malt, and straw aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet banana, orange, clove, wheat malt, and very mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Pretty good - more like a Kristallweizen in appearance and flavor though.

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!

3.4
BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Tap at Grizzly’s. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Slightly sour citrus. Some wheat. Not sure this is much of a traditional Hefeweizen but it’s a decent lightly sour wheat.


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