Hefeweizen - Goose Island Beer Co.

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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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3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap into a weizen glass at the Clybourn Brewpub in Chicago. pour sa yellowish amber color, with a decent haze and a minimal off white head.

aroma is of light citrus and a subtle spiced quality, along with a grainy base that seems to take over the profile in the nose. this is quite grainy for a hefe, without enough hops to balance it out.

taste is more of the same, with more of a grainy profile and a citrusy finish. banana and cloves are the predominant malt present, along with a bit of lingering citrus in the aftertaste, with the same grainy character from the front of the palate.

mouthfeel is light bodied, with a citrusy and light body, along with a lightly creamy finish of residual grain and banana.

drinkability is good. this is a bit grainy for a hefe, so it falls short of a great brew. could be a bit more complex in profile, as well as lighter in body for the flavors present. not the best from Goose Island.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Hefeweizen from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.