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Hefeweizen - Goose Island Beer Co.

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
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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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

09-29-2007 22:19:51 | More by Viggo
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +19.2%

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.

06-24-2006 19:26:55 | More by TurdFurgison
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beerceller99

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-24-2005 09:39:07 | More by beerceller99
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karst

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

10-09-2005 19:52:58 | More by karst
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%

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!

05-23-2005 14:15:06 | More by Gaisgeil
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

08-05-2004 17:31:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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BobLuvBeer

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +28.8%

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.

11-23-2003 04:48:38 | More by BobLuvBeer
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Redrover

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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!

07-10-2003 08:44:23 | More by Redrover
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Hefeweizen from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.