Formerly brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Wheat Ale
Sydney, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Oh those lazy days of Summer.... perfect for sipping a German style wheat beer.... NOT! Mad brewers think a wheat beer can have bold lashings of hop aroma & flavour and be all the better for it. Our first offering this year is the Hoppy Hefe. A robust beast taking the best of the German style Hefeweizen and mating it with an American Wheat Wine. Enjoy it while you can!

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jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
640ml Bottle. Fantastic Citra hop aromas. I love the combination. A toned down wheat content compared to other Hefs, which works well. Just a grab beer. My favourite Mad Brewers so far.

Maris (1553) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 From a 640ml bottle on 21/4/2012. Pours a cloudy golden orange colour with a medium head. Has a lovely fruity aroma, particularly passionfruit and a little apricot and peach. The latter two really come out in flavour, along with quite a distinct citric tartness. True to the name, it has a good solid hop punch to counter the fruity sweetness up front. This is the best thing I’ve tried from Malt Shovel to date. Usually their gear is solid but unexciting. This however is something quite different and genuinely impressive . A very pleasant surprise. Rating 4. Re-rate on 22/5/2012. I’ve been drinking a fair bit of this after discovering it’s goodness. A cracking, unusual and wonderful beer.

Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2012
Great beer that went down so well over the weekend as we made the most of the last of the summer weather. Cloudy poor from an interesting 640mL bottle. Some extremly nice hop notes present and a nice high ABV makes this one go down extremly easy.

BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2012
Wow! This one really caught me by surprise. I’ve been known to complain that Malt Shovel play it too safe in their Mad Brewers range, but this time they came out fighting. This is a big, hoppy wheat beer that is more like an American IPA than a German Hefeweizen, but this time I’not complaining. More please!

gam (4000) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2012
Blocky head strong carbonation orange gold pour aromas mild spice passionfruit citrus floral sweetness yeast green banana flavours grainy smoothness sweet matching bitter lemon passionfruit floral sweetness spice very mild some green banana resiny taste the finish above average hefe good sweetness some fruit floral spice a decent bitter goes down well

Dervock (1404) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle - pours a caramel colour with a big puffy white head. Aroma is dominated by stone fruit with a hint of orange citrus and a very slight spice note (cloves?), more IPA than hefe. Very sweet fruity, no stand out bitterness, sweetness lasts into the finish. Quite a smooth mouthfeel. The hops do come through in this hoppy hefe, but its different and thats not always a bad thing!

davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Vintage Cellars. Great beer, with great hop notes. Aromas of caramel, grass, hay, with hints of citrus and bubblegum. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

Davros (3231) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2012
Pours hazy dark amber with a large, fading head. Nose shows tropical fruity hops, lychee, peach, nectarines. Like fruit confectionery, very sweet smelling. Similarly fruity falvours, but not more of the wheat comes through. Pretty sweet. Very sweet actually. Body should be a bit lighter, it’d make it more refreshing.

floydian1 (1477) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 29, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a pillowy weizen-like off white head that lasts. Fruity hoppy aromas dominate ( pineapple, orange, lychee) with a touch of wheat. Tastes much more like an APA rather than a hefe with a moderate fruity hop bitterness and a total absence of banana and cloves. Palate is medium bodied and slick. Still quite summery and refreshing, like a hefe.

Dredd (953) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2012
Strange one this, it is as if they said we want to make an ipa but said we will do it with wheat. Nice aroma but the flavor profile is sweet with too little bitterness to balance it out.

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