No. 09 American Hefeweizen - Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bcpriess:
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
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
No. 09 American Hefeweizen from Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.