RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The standard by which all other wheat beers are judged. Our deliciously deranged American-Style Hefeweizen is an award winning take on this Bavarian classic. This refreshingly unfiltered wheat ale delivers a distinctively smooth flavor worth sharing with friends.

Malts:
39% 2 Row Pale Barley, 60% Malted Wheat, 1% Caramel

Hops:
Nugget, Liberty

OG: 12.5

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3.3
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
A nice smooth wheat beer. Nice color. Yeasty, and a little sweet. The fact that it is unfiltered leave a cloud in your beer.

2.8
dingo (37) - USA - AUG 30, 2003
I really wasn't impressed with this beer at at the brewery off the tap, nor from the bottle. It poured nice enough, but for my taste it isn't a high ranker. I miss the lemon taste that it is supposed to have.

3.5
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
A nice hefeweizen. A bit more of an amber color instead of a golden, lots of foamy head, and the standard taste of wheat and lemon. Just a touch of peach on the 'backblow'.

4.2
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This one has a murky, deep golden hue and the aroma of banana-nut bread, with a rich, pleasing wheat taste. Yes, the head on this one was a bit lame, but the rich flavor more than makes up for that!

2.9
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Rerate Faint bubble gum, some cloves, not quite as profound as before Original 3.3 Had on tap at an Outback in Burlington, Wa. Good, solid domestic hefe. cloudy, light orange appearance. Has the patented banana, bubblegum aroma one comes to expect - flavor - similar. Has a pleasant thick mouthfeel - went down very smooth.

1.8
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
This beer poured a medium white fizzy looking head. It was cloudy, which is good for the style. At least it wasn't filtered. I wasn't impressed by this hefe. It wasn't foul - it just didn't taste like, um, beer.

2.7
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Had this one on the Outer Banks. Favorite vacation so far, not my favorite beer. It poured like unfiltered apple juice with a thin head and little to no lacing on the glass. I've mentioned before my problem with bananas so it shouldn't surprise you to know that when i smelled that, it soured me on this beer. However it was mild enough that I was able to discern some other aromas, mango, nutty hops and yeast. It was a thin beer, more fizzy than carbonated and it had a stange pine-y undertone to it. And again, the banana thing. If it wasn't for that, it'd be an easy drinkin light summer beer.

2.9
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2003
Had one of these on tap at Riva (on the Wharf) while visiting the Santa Cruz boardwalk last Sunday. This brew pours a cloudy light amber. The white and foamy head doesn't last long and the lacing is light. The nose is standard dry wheat, I was on a wharf, mind you - so I struggled with the nose. The bready taste is bland but balanced. The body is light, watery and fizzy. Great for summertime, but this is one of my least favorite styles.

3.3
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2003
From the bottle, this had little of the classic hefe character I'd expect. It's cloudy and vaguely yeasty, but it's much deeper hued and not as sharp or charactered as the classic HW. It's an OK beer, as long as you know what you're getting.

2.4
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Cloudy, darker than most wheats, poors frothy but quickly diminishing head. Light yeasty aroma with citusy hints. Taste is rather sour, somewhat malty with hints of apple. Finish is sour and somewhat unpleasant.


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