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Hefeweizen - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 23.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2003

Brewed at Clybourn brewpub, not the production brewery. Needs to be moved here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1148 
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 37
Reviews by beerceller99:
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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Clyborne brew pub. Cloudy dark yellow with a foamy white head. Nice tart, clove, spicy sweet smell. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a nice refreshing wheat malt, yeasty ,citrusy ,spicy flavor. A good hefe here that 'll hit the spot on a hot summer day.

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Photo of deebo
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Clybourn.
A-Very hazy, white filmy head. Burnt yellow color.
S-Clove, banana bread, malty.
T-Like most other hefes but with some alcohol bite. Also some phenols. Overall quality is grainy with nice notes of banana like esters and cloves.
M-Nice smooth body.
O-The alcohols take away from the drinkability of this hefe. A bit bitter in the finish for my taste.

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Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Wrigleyville. This is an easy drinking. Orange and wheat aroma. Middling mouthfeel, which is a little light for this style. Carbonation is right there. Somewhat sweet, a tad of banana.A little yeasty. Altogether a summer beer. In a word, competent.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MattWatson37
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jjd315
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of BrewmanCapote
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Clyborne location.

Now this was a nice treat on a warm Chicago afternoon in spring. Pours a hazy deep amber in color with a thin white head that had little retention. Nose is classic hefe, strong banana notes abound, made my mouth water. Also some citrusy notes and bits of spice here and there. Quite fruity and very refreshing, perfect warm weather beer. I could drink a lot of this, a nice staple sort of brew.


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Photo of karst
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Clyborne location.

Pours a unfiltered hazy deep gold with a thin white head that does not persist.
According to Miguell, a German yeast is used that give this its Banana and clove esters. Some lemon citrus adds to the fuity aroma. Mildly sweet wheat malt flavor with lighter body and lightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is strong and adds to crisp sharp finish.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at the Wrigleyville brewpub.

And here the 2011 Bachelor Party extravaganza beginneth! It pours a cloudy sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, clove, light banana peel, dry grass, and light orange rind. The taste picks things up significantly, with notes of mandarin orange, banana, clove, and light buttered biscuit. The body is a hefty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a silky smooth feel. I have never had a hefe go down so smoothly. Overall, a very nice hefe, though the smell leaves something to be desired. I'd definitely rather see this stuff bottled over 312 and the like...

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Redrover
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Wrigleyville outpost.

The beer was a golden yellow. Minimum head. Very hazy and with nice lacing. Perfect pour and perfect appearance for style

Smell is clove and spice. Lots of malt rises up to meet your nose. Very nice!

The taste is very German which to me means they have the taste nailed. The beer is incredibly refreshing. Great wheat malt balance. Spicy notes are just perfect.

Easy to drink beer here and a damn fine representative of this style!

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Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Viggo
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Clybourn brewpub, served in a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy amber, bit of orange highlighting, thick cloudy white head, nice sticky lacing, decent retention. Smell is weissbier like, sweet malts, banana, clove, quite spicy, light fruits, not bad. Taste is sweet, tons of banana, spice, fruit, wheat, bready, some yeast, sweet caramelly finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation. Decent weissbier, not the best but pretty competent for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy straw appearance. Pours with an excellent head and has good lace through out. Mixture of citrus and grassy/wheat (straw?) aroma. Mildly hoppy taste. Thick creamy texture. Excellent balance of malt, wheat and yeast. Overall, excellent weiss. My favorite Goose yet.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Hefeweizen from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.