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No. 09 American Hefeweizen - Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

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No. 09 American Hefeweizen
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The unfiltered, cloudy version of our American wheat ale.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 10-06-2005)
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Reviews by bcpriess:
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4.03/5  rDev +14.5%

Another I-70 gem. Gellas Liquid Bread is a great reason to stop in Hays for the evening if you ever find yourself 4 hours west of KC on I-70. Unlike a German hefe, there are no hints of banana in the flavor (compare for instance to Konig Ludwig Hefe or Weihenstefaner Hefe - totally different character), and this is a much lighter feeling beer.

A - Pours clear with a pretty minimal head. I don't know that any of the LB offerings are all that heady (not a knock) and it may be the result of drinking from a growler for a couple days. No particulates to speak of.

S - Not overwhelming - can't say I've noticed its odor in the past.

T - I should speak to what I like about Gellas - although they produce ales, and I am primarily a lager guy, their ale products tend to go down like lagers. That is a very high compliment. The best way to describe this hefe, is that it tastes like a lager while feeling like an ale. A slight hoppiness, but enough malt to remind you Hays was settled by Volga Germans.

M - Clean and pure.

Overall, I recommend it. Not a pure or true hefe, but a terrific beer in its own right. Hays is a great small town, and Gellas is one of the things that makes it great.

01-06-2012 01:47:43 | More by bcpriess
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-26-2014 03:05:57 | More by Dinkel
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3.03/5  rDev -13.9%

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head that starts at about two fingers but recedes quite quickly with minimal lace left behind. The aroma is fairly faint wheat with a light amount of orange and lemon. The taste is almost entirely grainy wheat with just a tiny bit of citrus. Light and crisp. Pretty plain, though nothing is actually wrong with it, brewing wise.

11-12-2010 13:54:06 | More by Thorpe429
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-08-2014 03:09:40 | More by Bosoxfan20
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2.85/5  rDev -19%

Not impressed with this offering from Lb. A very light looking pour, almost straw. Semi-cloudy. Right off the bat the grains hit and give an air of starch and scratch.
Malts are sweet and gritty; aroma is strong and overbearing. Some citrus throughout. I wouldn't normally put fruit in beer, but this one could use an orange or lemon wedge. It's a bit harsh and scratchy.

05-03-2009 18:17:14 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-18-2013 19:29:49 | More by Haybeerman
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

Another offering from this gem in nowhere, Kansas. Poured off the tap a classic, cloudy, bleached-yellow color with a one finger pure white head. Decent retention and very nice lacing. Soft aromas of lemon, orange and dry wheat. The taste was distinctly fresh wheat with a backbone of mild hops. Hints of lemon zest and a crisp finish when the semi-bitter hops cuts through. Creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Medium body has surprising gumption for a light beer. Very summery, drinkable and apropos for the style. Recommended.

08-27-2008 16:22:21 | More by thekevlarkid
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-24-2014 11:59:44 | More by fredmugs
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-27-2013 02:34:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-13-2013 00:24:18 | More by psmith161
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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No. 09 American Hefeweizen from Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.