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RATINGS: 206   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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thegreenrooster (4552) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma has some clove and banana but with also a decent lemon juice tartness. Flavor is noticeably a bit thin in body then some wheat malt with more of the tart lemon juice shows up. Not as chewy and yeasty as it German counterparts but still ok to fill out a mix-a-six with.

3.5
ZacM612 (799) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Bright, hazy yellow with pillowy head. Cloves, wheaty with a citrusy finish.

3.2
hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Rated on 10-09-2017. Canned on 07/21/17. The appearance is a large very fizzy, frothy off-white head that quickly dissipated, hazy medium yellow body, very little carbonation and slow rising, and no lacing. The aroma is wheat, yeasty, banana, light clove, fruity, and malt. The flavor is a hint of bitterness, wheat, yeast, banana, light clove, malt, moderately sweet, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is easy to drink with a sweet finish. This is not one of the better beers of this style that I have drank/rated. It is definitely not mind blowing for the style.

3.8
TheLouse8 (44) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2017
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3.4
ljthiessen (1437) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
Can, from the brewery. Quite a nice hefe, balanced, dry, lightly fruity with just hints of spice. Holds up against some great German hefeweizens, good stuff.

3.4
Zlotta (3808) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2017
0.355 l can from 'Rudat'. Hazy, golden yellow with a large, fluffy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity and moderately yeasty-spicy aroma of banana, pear, some clove and hints of orange peel. Moderately sweet, not overly yeasty-spicy and slightly fruity taste of banana, pear, some clove and traces of vanilla, followed by a short, slightly bitter, moderately yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, fairly effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very solid Weizen, rather fruity for the style, definitely worth a try even though you can find so many wheat beers in Germany of the same quality for a fifth of its price.

3.2
Andrew196 (1991) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Pours a hazed yellow, thin, unstable head. Aroma is yeast, spice, lemon, a little cardboard. Has a good wheaty feel to it. Smooth lemon flavors, coriander and clove, perhaps some white grape peel... Sweet, thin finish. I’ve rerated this twice now in 20 minutes. Has some Berliner qualities. Not bad.

4
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Pours a cloudy gold with a good-sized eggshell head that leaves some spotty lace. Nose of typically hefe yeast character, spice and dough. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, softer carb, slick, with a dusty spicy doughy yeast finish. Good American take on the style, pretty well played.

3.9
superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2017
12 ounce can into weizen glass, canned on 2/3/2017. Pours hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, bubblegum, pear, apple, pepper, clove, nutmeg, coriander, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a very nice hefeweizen. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Well rounded yeast complexity and balanced malts; with just enough hop presence to round it out. Slightly on the thin side; but still very flavorful for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

3.6
dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Pours a hazed golden with a white head. Spiced clove and light banana aroma. light bodied with a moderate clove spice character and light banana notes. Notes: on tap at the brewpub, June ’17


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