Brewed by Steamworks Brewing (Canada)
Style: German Hefeweizen
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Our Hefeweizen is a faithful version of the traditional Bavarian wheat beer. Hefe is the German word for 'yeast' and weizen means 'wheat'. This beer is made with 40% wheat malt and is brewed with a special yeast that tends to stay in suspension, giving the beer its cloudy appearance. Bavarians are so convinced of the healthful qualities of this yeasty brew that doctors there are known to prescribe two Hefeweizens a day to feeble patients. The yeast used for this brew also imparts its unique spicy, clovey flavour. Some people even detect a light banana flavour. All of these wacky flavours are the natural 'signature' left by this specific yeast strain during its fermentation of the beer and no additional spices are added.

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jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
Old backlog rating, Victoria/Vancouver may 2006: Milky yellow, no head. Neutral nose. Grainy and minerally, a bit ginger and clove. Light body. Candy, spice and mineral aftertaste.

Ferris (17097) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Draft - Citrus and odd fruity notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nectarine, fruity esters and a weird fruity notes. Not good.

fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy blond color. The aroma is not inviting, a bit smelly, stagnant water, plastic, but also some banana. The mouthfeel is dry but smooth; the wheat flavor is delicate, followed by strong banana character; the bitterness is very low, which accentuates the sweetness; the spicy character is also a bit low.
Not too bad, quite easy but pleasant.

DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Has no aroma to speak of. Appearance is a modest foggy yellow body. Flavour is an awful weak detergent with bleach notes. Cloying mouthfeel. This is definitely not a good hefeweizen.

WheatKing (1351) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap.Something seriously wrong with this one, which I sampled at the brewpub. The glue aroma and flavour mixed with banana made this really taste like artificial flavour was added, though it may not be the case, could just be a screw-up with this batch. But no way was the beer I had today an 87 percentile heffe, the main characteristic was glue. My fellow patrons agreed without any prodding. Chlorophenol overload!

ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at Banana Leaf, Vancouver. Traditional Bavarian style hef, reminded me a fair bit of Weihenstephaner’s. That said, pours a slightly cloudy golden color, with minimal aroma, medium body, finish is sweet, heavy on the esters. Not outstanding or even that original, but definitely not bad.

sseb69 (1980) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 En fût à la Brasserie Steamworks à Vancouver. Couleur jaune voilée mousse blanche. Arôme de banane et levure. En bouche, poires et un peu d’agrume. Fruitée. Bonne

thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
A - Spicy and banana A - Golden and very hazy T - Slight sour citrus with sweet finish M - Thin with ample carbonation O - Real good hefen

nbutler11 (1305) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy mango color with a trim -off white head. Stinks of coriander and orange peel. Can’t say I’m a fan of the yeast involved. Bleh.

mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
Hazy yellow, with an aroma of banana and citrus. Flavour matches, with a bready finish. Very nice hefe.

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