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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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2.9
yespr (47407) - 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.

2.9
Ungstrup (38382) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
Draft. An unclear golden beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of yeast and wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, yeast, and wheat, leading to a dry wheaty finish.

3.1
Papsoe (25056) - 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
bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Bomber from BevMo. Hazy orange tinged gold color with a decent white head. Aromas of pale malt or grain and citrus. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Body thins a lot as carbonation goes. Flavor is malt/grain and clove with a hint of citrus. I am getting very little banana, if any. Drinkable, but not a traditional hefe.

2.9
Ratman197 (15346) - 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.

2.2
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.

2.7
Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at Hyatt Vineyard Creek. Yellow colour with an off-white head, some lace. Easy mouthfeel, bulked up by caramel, although felt like gelatin. Some spices and wheat in aroma, though only a bit. Decent drinking beer,a little lemon citrus and hops, although on weak side for the style.

3.1
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle. Hazy light amber beer with a nice whitsh head. Wheat, light spice aroma with banana and light lemon. Banana, clove, wheat/malt flavor. Medium body. Refreshing and easy drinking. Wheat, orange, spice, and banana linger.

2.7
bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Hg, swh, sl. Wheat, dish water lemon. Ls, min b. Light body. Meh. ..,...fgggurfddhfg

3.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Pale caramel, cloudy, dirty, large frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Fairly decent wheaty aroma, soft sweetness, a little bready.   Bright wheatiness on the tongue.   Fairly hefty, which is a nice change of pace.   Subtle citrus flair.   Not half bad for an American version.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels more wheaty than most other examples.   Finish is a little dry.   Wished it had a subtle spiciness to it, but it doesn’t.   Not half bad.



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