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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LYBJ (8) - - FEB 22, 2013
Fruity with a prominent lemon undertone. Tangy with a quick finish. Good for a summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bytemesis (9815) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Hg, swh, sl. Wheat, dish water lemon. Ls, min b. Light body. Meh. ..,...fgggurfddhfg

joshwoodward (575) - - JUL 19, 2013
Good hefe, although it lacks much banana or clove character. Very refreshing and tasty, though.

batneil (814) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap in Mountain View. Not great. Over fizzy, not much flavour. Not very wheaty.

5000 (6900) - 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.

Ungstrup (39557) - 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.

Sammy (13373) - 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.

Em (102) - USA - APR 2, 2010
drank from a 22 oz. It wasn’t one of my favorite but it was decent. It was blonde in color.

Nik925 (807) - USA - FEB 6, 2010
thin but flavorfull. bright citrus and clean but lacks character. very one note, but it is a good note. metallic. more of a lager yeast instead of a hefe yeast. bad aftertaste

drjay44 (3991) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Sampler at the brewery. Pours a thin head over a pale yellow (SRM 3) cloudy body.......nose is spice ?allspice, citrus (lemon, orange)......taste has a tiny bit of clove, some lemon with a slightly bitter finish....Mouth feel is light, carbonation low. This is a fairly typical Hefeweizen, but has a great deal more nose and flavor than most American Wheat Ales. Tasting of 10/09/09.

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