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Hefeweizen - Goose Island Beer Co.

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
Brewed at Clybourn brewpub, not the production brewery. Needs to be moved here:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1148 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2003)
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Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.83/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

BobLuvBeer, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of HattedClassic
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

HattedClassic, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. It was served in a tall hefe-weizen glass and had a hazy golden color with a cumulus-like head. It smelled just as good as any of the best German breweries I've tried, fruity and clovy. The taste was nearly perfect too. Goose Island should bottle this stuff, I'd buy it before Paulaner.

TurdFurgison, Jun 24, 2006
Photo of Gaisgeil
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, May 23, 2005
Photo of Redrover
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

Redrover, Jul 10, 2003
Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

773-F-I-B, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +7%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +7%

Bieniek30, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +7%

akinsja, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Northsider
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Goose Island Clybourn Chicago.

This is a typical hefeweizen. Pours pale yellow with zero head. Smells of cloves and banana.

Taste was good for a hefe, typical wheaty/yeasty with fruity undertones and banana. But it just didn't follow through as much as I would have liked it to.

Mouthfeel was light and smooth, easy to drink.

Overall a decent hefe, but not the best certainly. A good choice from my night at GI. My favorites are the Fleur and Hefe. Pass up the Summertime and Summer Spice, nothing much there.

Northsider, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Goose Island Clyborne location
This beer has a thin off-white head that sits a top a hazy deep gold colored beer. Clove notes dominate the aroma, but there is some banana and a pleasing tart lemon character here as well. The taste is soft and smooth up front. It finishes with a nice clove element and a certain sharpness that seems to be derived from the carbonation, a certain acidity, and an overall yeast character. Once again, I am quite impressed by these beers. This is a great quaffer on a humid Chicago afternoon: light, refreshing, fruity, with a good crispness & flavor from the wheat. I really like the sharpness that is in the finish, it helps to balance the rest of the flavor components found in this beer.

Gueuzedude, Aug 05, 2004
Photo of Viggo
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Viggo, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of TMoney2591
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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...

TMoney2591, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of beerceller99
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

beerceller99, Dec 24, 2005
Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JTomczak, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

spycow, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of OnWisconsin
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

OnWisconsin, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of DrJoe82
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

DrJoe82, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of karst
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

karst, Oct 09, 2005
Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Sammy, May 10, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

kscaldef, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

kylehay2004, Jun 21, 2013
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Hefeweizen from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.