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Top Heavy Hefeweizen - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-23-2003)
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Photo of t0rin0


3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-08-2012 21:43:12 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Thorpe429


3.78/5  rDev -8.3%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate yellowish color that is quite cloudy and has a nice white head. Nose is yeast, wheat, and light citrus. The taste is wheat and citrus with a bit of a yeasty kick. Nice body with good carbonation. A bit heavy but drinks well.

11-02-2010 11:33:28 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of kylehay2004


3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-22-2013 03:39:10 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of TMoney2591


4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Continuing my march through Piece's offerings. This one pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, light orange peel, and vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, complete with a veritable blast of bananas and cream. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth-as-hell feel. Overall, a very strong hefe, possibly the highlight of my visit today.

08-28-2012 19:50:38 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of emerge077


4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-25-2013 15:43:23 | More by emerge077
Photo of Rifugium


3.53/5  rDev -14.3%

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Hazy straw-yellow pour, topped with a cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, wheat, banana esters, light spice and a bit of citrus. More of the same in the taste, bready yeast, banana and clove, light citrus, wheat...pretty much a typical hefe. Medium body, fairly smooth, decently drinkable overall.

10-14-2012 19:48:54 | More by Rifugium
Photo of weeare138


4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

Appears a hazy cloud of gold with a white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tart wheat, ripe bananas, vanilla wafers, cloves, ripe fruit, and a touch of sulfer.
Taste is of the aromas with the classic Bavarian hefe yeast filled flavor coming through with a gentle tartness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, and very deliciously refreshing.

06-06-2010 01:41:50 | More by weeare138
Photo of Gonzoillini


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-04-2013 23:40:24 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-04-2013 21:06:06 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of jrallen34


3.83/5  rDev -7%

On tap at Piece...Medium gold with a light orange tint...The aroma is nice with oranges, wheat and yeast nice and balanced. The taste is a little disappointing, too sweet with banana, needs to be more balanced. Easy to drink but nothing special.

Overall, pretty good.

06-26-2010 17:42:04 | More by jrallen34
Photo of WoodBrew


4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-23-2013 23:34:58 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of KarlHungus


4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a lingering cap of foam. The aroma is of cloves, banana, and tangy wheat. The taste is full of banana with cloves in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better American versions of a hefe. I could easily drink this all summer long.

04-28-2008 18:28:51 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of mhaugo


4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-17-2011 22:20:16 | More by mhaugo
Photo of Florida9


4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

A: Hazy orange in color. Served with a 1/4" of white head. Active carbonation visible.

S: Bubblegum and floral citrus aroma

T: Chewy orange-flavored beer. Orange blossoms. Bubblegum. Fruity, with a light sweetness.

M: On the lighter side with heavier carbonation.

D: A very good hefe that I found quite easy to drink. Great fresh flavors. Quite enjoyable.

06-18-2010 02:46:11 | More by Florida9
Photo of Sparky44


4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-20-2013 01:55:51 | More by Sparky44
Photo of JDV


4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

This is a delicious hef! Porus a dark orange color and is unfiltered. Smell is lemony and wheaty, mostly and the taste is very refreshing. Citrusy, lemony and wheat more than the clovey spiced taste, which suited me very well. I really thought this was great.

06-30-2008 19:32:36 | More by JDV
Photo of Bierguy5


4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

5.5% ABV. Cloudy and gold in color. Thick white fluffy head. Good retention. A few patches of lace left on the glass. Looks pretty tasty.

A whiff of tartness in the nose up front. A bit of clove and bubblegum. Pretty nice aroma here.

Tart up front with a bit of banana and bubblegum. Just a bit of earthy hops to balance things out.

Medium body, with a higher amount of carbonation, fitting in well with the style. Very easy to drink. Solid.

05-25-2009 16:13:48 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of FreshHawk


4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

A - Cloudy, medium color of gold with a slight orange tint. Pretty good sized, creamy, thick, fluffy, white head. Good retention that settles into a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Some banana along with a good amount of malted wheat aroma. Good amount of clove and some other spice and a fair amount of vanilla present.

T - Good amount of malted wheat and bready flavors. Fair amount of banana present, although it isn't the most banana forward Hefeweizen. Faint bubblegum taste toward the finish. A touch of lemon and yeast tartness along with a slight tangy taste.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A bit of a zesty and tingly feel.

D - Very drinkable beer with a nice refreshing feel and a fair amount of zesty taste. Overall a very refreshing beer.

Notes: A nice refreshing Hefeweizen. Not the most banana/bubblegum forward, but it is a good, refreshing beer and has a good spiciness. Very enjoyable beer, especially on a warm summer day.

08-17-2010 05:54:32 | More by FreshHawk
Photo of rtepiak


3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

it pours a little more amber than usual. with a dense but smaller foam than expected. the smell is a nice blend of wheat and banana with an interesting lingering maltiness. the taste is backed up by that maltiness. this hef is a bit denser tasting. it has wheat and fruitness but it also has a very subdued hop and malt that lingers. a good beer. light but essentially more american than german. still excellent for a brewpub beer.

alcohol contain is 5.5 to 6 percent. a bit stronger than usual

09-09-2008 21:05:08 | More by rtepiak
Photo of tmoneyba


4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Draft at brewpub.

Poured cloudy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate banana, clove and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a solid sweet wheat finish of moderate duration.

Good refreshing brew.

02-22-2009 01:40:14 | More by tmoneyba
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-11-2014 13:18:00 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-30-2013 20:25:36 | More by Arsenal0328
Photo of Drucifer


4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

05-31-2013 14:39:58 | More by Drucifer
Photo of Treebs


4.38/5  rDev +6.3%

Had on tap at Piece. Served in a 22 oz. Hefe glass.

A: Pours a very chilled and hazy dark straw that bubbles to a very light brown at the body of the glass. A fluffy, pure white head forms on the pour, about one finger in height, that stick with me down the entire glass. Splotches of lace follow me down the glass. Looks perfect.

S: Great notes of wheat, clove, peppery yeast and a subtle bubblegum.

T: The taste follows the nose, but there is a little bit more peppery yeast bite with a little less sweet bubblegum. The wheat becomes more prevalent as well with a slight malt character.

M: Medium bodied, but leaning towards the lighter side. Little coating quality that really lets the yeast resonate in your mouth.

O: It's obvious why this beer has won multiple awards. It's very delicious and I would have again and again. All the characteristics in the taste really mesh well.

10-16-2011 14:02:26 | More by Treebs
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-29-2013 16:41:51 | More by oldvines
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