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Hefeweizen - Goose Island Beer Co.

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
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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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.

deebo, Jul 27, 2013
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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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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
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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
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Hefeweizen from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.