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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This medium to full-bodied beer, pale to golden in color, is most accurately described as a Bavarian wheat beer. The aroma and flavor of this unfiltered beer is decidedly fruity and spicy evoking tastes and aromas of cloves, nutmeg or sometimes vanilla with banana-like esters. Somewhat sweeter in style with a barely noticeable tartness. An award winning Hefeweizen from the heartland.

2010 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal – Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
2010 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal – German Hefeweizen
2010 World Beer Championships Silver Medal – German Hefeweizen
2011 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Wheat Beer
2011 Great American Beer Festival – Bronze Medal South German-Style Hefeweizen Category
2012 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal – Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal – South German Hefeweizen
2012 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – German Hefeweizen
2013 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal – German Hefeweizen
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Bronze Medal – South German Hefeweizen
2013 North American Brewers Association Beer Awards – Silver Medal – Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen
2014 North American Brewers Association Beer Awards – Bronze Medal – Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen
2014 San Diego International Beer – Gold Medal – South German-Style Hefeweizen
2014 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Championship – Bronze Medal –Wheats/Hefeweizens/Wits
2014 Canfest – Bronze Medal – Wheat Beers
2015 Best Of Craft Beer Awards – Bronze Medal – German Hefeweizen
2015 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – German-Style Weiss
2015 United States Beer Tasting Championship – Regional Champion – Wheat Beer
2015 European Beer Star – Silver Medal – Southern German Hefeweizen
2016 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition – Bronze Medal – South German Hefeweizen
2016 Can Can Awards – Silver Medal – German-Style Hefeweizen

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3.4
nearbeer (5412) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2016
12 oz. can pours a translucent golden pear color with a thin ring of foam. Nose is rusty apple, caramel, cracker, mild clove. Tastes of oxidized apple and pear, cracker, caramel, clove and a finish of banana. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and a decent balance.

3.2
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Can. It pours mostly clear light golden with a medium fizzy white head. The aroma has strong wheat, light lemony hops, hints of vanilla and spice. No banana or clove. The flavor is the same. Wheat forward with light notes of apple and vanilla. Soft wheat character. Pretty watery on the palate. Overall pretty bland, but refreshing enough I guess.

3
tfontana (962) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Can pour into tulip glass from Manchester Wine & Liquors. Aroma is yeast, wheat and mild fruit/banana and clove. Appearance is cloudy light yellow with sediment particles in suspension and at the bottom of the glass, nice sparkle, massive 4 finger-width off-white head with poor retention, no lacing. Taste is wheat and mild fruit/banana, yeast, mild bubblegum. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, frothy texture, fizzy carbonation (dominant feature of palate) and mildly sweet, fruity finish. Overall, wondering if this might have been a bit old (but no born on or best buy date) as aroma was not banana and head and carbonation level seem out of character. That said, certainly had all the features of a hefeweizen but not to award-winning level.

3.1
tricksta_p (4629) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is wheat, banana, spicy yeast, touch of clove. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Pretty smooth Hefeweizen, not bad at all.

3.4
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
On draft at Wooden Legs Brewing Co in Brookings SD it is a clear pale gold with a slight head. The aroma is banana and the taste is a strong banana flavor with a bitter finish.

3.5
Iphonephan (6984) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
On draft at Wooden Legs Brewing Co in Brookings SD. Pours a clear pale straw with a white head. Feint banana nose. Flavors of banana and lemon. Crisp finish.

4
sulawang (1161) - - JUN 13, 2016
4oz taster @ VCBW 2016- Day 2. Super bright entry. Fully rounded all the way from start to finish. Clean wheat malt, no roughness. Flavours of peach, banana, pineapple. Custard-like finish. lvl-2-sweetness. This one blew me away, I’ve never had a Hefe this clean, full, bright, and fruity. Superb.

2.9
mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at VCBW Festival 2016, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of clove and restrained bananas, with a touch of citrus. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of clove, mild banana and citrus finish. Standard hef. Drinkable enough but nothing special.

3.3
saxo (18284) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich banana, wheat malt, yeast, fruits and hops. Sweet finish.

2.5
malvrich (322) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Single can with no date code into a pilsner glass. Admittedly purchased only for the Nebraska state tick as I dislike wheat beers. A: Rough pour yields almost no head which was gone in a minute. Thick yellow appearance you cannot see through.. S: Smooth sweet earthy scent with the slightest hint of banana. T: Grainy tart flavor with thankfully no noticeable sweetness. Pear? Sort of saison-esque. M: Thick body with low carbonation and tartness lingering on the finish. O: Another wheat beer... Points off for no dating.


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