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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Santa Cruz Ale Works Hefeweizen This blonde colored ale has its roots firmly planted in Germany but has adapted well to suit the taste of the American public. By nature it is unfiltered as Hefeweizen means wheat beer with yeast in German. Unlike our Bavarian counterparts, this wheat beer does not have the same banana and clove undertones or esters. These flavors are typically formed during fermentation are not the result of adding spices or fruit flavorings. Our hefe starts off with a nice, balanced wheat malt profile and then finishes off with a light lemon/orange citrus essence. Approx 5.3% Alc./Vol.

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3.1
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
On tap. hazy and opaque yellow with a white head. Sweet banana and yeast in the nose. Medium body, sweetish banana and cloves and yeast also. Lightly phenollic finish. 090709

2.9
yespr (48207) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Hoppy and light estery aroma. Sweet, hoppy fruityand light estery flavoured. Fruity and bitter flavoured finish. Dry ad fruity as the main impression.

3
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pretty orange amber color with a white head. Aroma was light banana and clove which is funny because they describe this beer as a West Coast wheat beer and not overly clovey. Flavor is good, dry with some spice. Medium palate. A better alternative to the Hefs from Widmer and Pyramid but not as complex as many of the wheat beers from Germany or Belgium.

2.6
Headbanger (4023) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2009
22oz bottle 4/7/09 (BevMo-Torrance)-Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and clove. Flavors of banana, citrus, hops, and clove. This light bodied Hefe was not bad but a little weak.

2.8
blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
bottle, great golden yellow pour with big lasting foam and lace, aroma is very faint spice and slight lemon, flavor of lemon and a minerally finish

2
jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
I was shocked to find out this is listed at 6.5%... Pale hazy yellow with almost a twinge of lime/yellow/flourescence... aroma is non descript as is the flavor... Not the traditional "of bavarian descent" flavors i would come to expect from a quality hefeweizen... Very Drinkable on a positive note which leads me to believe it cant be 6.5%...

2.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
22oz bottle.

Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a larger sized -4+ finger-, frothy white head. Aromas of bananas, some spiciness, and lighter wheat. Spiced banana chips. Tastes of bananas -lots more than in the aromas-, fruitiness, and I was getting apple juice. Thinner and flatter -from the large head, the flatness was a surprise- body. This one was kinda of weird. The aromas and tastes really didint match each other either.

2.9
Ratman197 (15480) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bomber poured a cloudy tarnished gold with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of wheat, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast and light citrus with a smooth yeasty finish.

2.5
Oscbert (1323) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
~Pours a cloudy light orange color with big fluffy white head.
~Aroma of yeast, slight spice and citrus. Some banana as well. Smells light and refreshing.
~A bit of a glassy taste, malty and slight citrusy. Not that good as far as taste.
~Smooth feel. Strange aftertaste that I don’t care too much for.
~Well the scent was promising. The flavor is very bland. Definitely disappointed with this one. Still drinkable, just not really enjoyable. :(

2.3
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Soft aromas of wheat malt and thats pretty much it. Cloudy orange with a fluffy lasting head. Wheat malt with a little lemon tartness. Some estery sweetness arises when it warms. Unpleasant moderately acrid flavors linger on the palate. Soft carbonation.



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