RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
A true Bavarian wheat yeast, sixty percent wheat malt, and German hops make Santa Fe Wheat Beer as true to the style as any American rendition can be. German Wheat Beer, with its hints of banana and clove, its delectable, spicy hops, and its pale golden color, is becoming increasingly popular in America’s craft brewing world, and with good reason: wheat beers are both light enough to please light beer drinkers, and complex enough to please true micro-brew connoisseurs. To mimic a classic German Hefeweizen, after pouring your Santa Fe Wheat Beer into a glass, swirl the last few drops in the bottle to loosen the yeast from the bottom, then pour the yeast over the top of your beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
on tap and the brewery. took time to get the keg going, but what finally poured was a nice hazy yellow. strong bananna aroma. smoth sweet body with lots of banna and spice, clean finish perfect for a warm new mexico afternoon

Shannie720 (1) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Fruity but not overwhelming, light and crisp. Delicious! Easy to drink, smooth.

BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Very refreshing hefeweizen with pleasant banana aroma and taste. Spot on appearance for a hefe and a slightly bitter finish. Overall, I feel this is a very delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at brewpub may 2012-pours hazy orange with a very minimal head. nose is huge bubblegum-flavors of bubblegum and lite mushy grains. a little cleanup on this beer and it would do wonders. has lots of character-long banana and grains on the finish. if this beer was cleaned up a bit, it would be fantastic.

djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazy yellow golden with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is yeast clove and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with a strong yeast and earthy flavor with a spicy finish. A good German Hefe from Sante Fe.

burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle that poured a light cloudy golden color with aromas of clove, banana, malt, and some wheat. Flavor is light citrus, clove, banana, and some spice. Real nice hefe, that I wouldn’t mind getting more of and drinking out by the grill.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Clear dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Light banana bread and clove aroma and taste with a bready finish.

arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle at home after 2.5 hours straight at a test. Probably tasted a bit better after. Pour out of bottle with clear orange-yellow with thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma brings sour notes of grain, some slight yeast, bread, hints of esters in there as well. Taste is some slight banana, clove notes, hints of biscuit, yeast notes that are pretty light, finishing fairly dry. Not the best, but drinkable.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. A touch hazy, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Quite spicy, yeasty, clove, light banana, sweet wheat malty aroma. Clove, light banana, light citrus, spicy hoppy, wheat malty flavor. This really looks like they filter it despite the description, in which case this should be classified as a Kristallweizen. There are some yeast characteristics but they are mild.

DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
bottle at Bubbles. It’s not a bad beer but it just feels more like a Belgian Wit. The nose has a lot of fruitiness. The tongue has lots of carbo and a fairly dry, slightly tart quality. It’s drinkable but it’s nowhere close to being a textbook hefe.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Hazy yellow, not much head. Sweet yeasty aroma has esters of orange. A dry entry leads to a brisk fruity middle and an off-dry finish. Nice refreshing palate.

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