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King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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King Heffy Imperial HefeweizenKing Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A refreshing, German-styled wheat beer with a distinctive banana and clove aroma, it is made with barley, wheat, hops, water and hefe yeast and named in recognition of the thousands of climbers who come from around the world to climb Squamish, BC's walls, crags, cracks, slabs and boulders.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 06-29-2010)
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-21-2011 03:17:42 | More by EskimoDave
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-15-2012 15:30:54 | More by Coastal_Brew
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright orange with a very thick, fluffy cloud-like head. Bananas, apricots, and even bubblegum mix with a citrus hint and a spicy coriander presence. Very candy-like scent, but you can still tell is is a straight up hefeweizen.

Classic hefe taste, with a stronger fruit and bubblegum profile. Wheat, coriander and citrus and a bit of malt. Strong hop presence than you'd normally find in a hefe, owing to the "imperial" nature.

Smooth, lightly carbonated but still pleasantly tingly. A nice beer, but a bit much to drink in one sitting.

Not sure if you'd call this a hefeweizen - maybe Imperial Hefeweizen, or perhaps "American Double Wheat Ale?"

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 02:44:16 | More by BDTyre
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towlea25

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-07-2012 23:58:03 | More by towlea25
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-11-2013 13:26:13 | More by kjyost
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urbantornado

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-28-2012 18:10:34 | More by urbantornado
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AleGod

British Columbia (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out dark amber with cloudy finish, not a lot of head.

Smells very very strong of Banana.

Taste Banana with a strong finish of clove, bitter taste lingers after.

Served in a 1L bottle.

Really like this beer if you're a fan of the Hefeweizen don't sleep on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:58:53 | More by AleGod
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Pino, 1L swingtop into a tulip.

Poured a golden orange, with some light brown highlights. Nice white head and a thick collar. Nose has loads of bruised banana, bubblegum, slight wheat and general sweet bready notes. Great banana flavours on the palate, modest bubblegum notes as compared to the nose. Lots of wheat again, a general sweetness wraps around all of this. Great flavour, and light (if any) alcohol. Medium high carbonation, and a great thick body. A superior 'imperial hefeweizen,' one of my favourites of the evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:34:33 | More by liamt07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a somewhat cloudy orange amber, thick white head and nice carbonation. Aroma of banana, clove and spice burst out the glass. An A+ for aroma. Banana, wheat, clove, some light citrus, a bit of vanilla. Spicy aftertaste. Very tasty. Finish slightly abrupt and astringent, but does not mar a very pleasant hefeweizen. I enjoyed this very much.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:07:43 | More by LiquidAmber
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Howe Sound Brewing tap house:

A: 1/8" white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy, honey-yellow liquid.

S: Yeast, citrus, pear and cinnamon.

T: Pear and yeast with a finish that is reminiscent of apple pie. Very nice.

M: Medium viscosity with a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A tasty and very drinkable Hefeweizen with a great mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 15:32:43 | More by DaftCaskBC
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props again to andrenaline for the B.C. haul
A - cloudy deep golden, tall white head that retained and laced exceptionally well
S - classic heffe cloves and banana yeast flavours, mild florals, grainy wheat malt, and some light melon flavour and even nutmeg
T - bananas, spicy cloves, some grainy bready malt, and again I'm getting light melon hints
M - good carbonation, smooths out to a gentle and slightly spicy fell, slightly dry finish
D - a very well rounded beer, decent hiding of the 7.7% ABV, but I was definitely feeling it after finishing the full litre

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 03:05:57 | More by joemcgrath27
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My friend brought me this from Vancouver and I was grateful for the opportunity to taste it!

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with an orange hue, thumb of head which dissipates to a thin layer leaving a small amount of lacing.

S - Bananas and cloves are the strongest scents, very floral and sweet in nature.

T - The flavours on this one are rather complex, with a mix of sweet and bitter. On the sweet side you have bananas, vanilla and cloves, while on the bitter side there's some sour lemon hops, wheaty grains and a peppery finish.

M - Very light and bubbly, goes down smooth, slightly bitter and a little dry on the finish.

D - Very satisfied with this selection and was super excited to try this one. Howe Sound produces yet another winner, a solid hefe, and is highly recommended to anyone who has access to it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 01:30:32 | More by andrenaline
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of its style in BC and very well done at that because if you are going to make an Imperial Hefe then it better be fun to drink. The alcohol creeps up in the first sip but pretty soon its all about the banana and cloves which fill the nose and the mouth. Reminds me a bit of El Jefe from Hales which is a good thing as I do enjoy a Hefe with overtop flavours once in awhile

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 17:12:49 | More by canucklehead
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured from a 1L bottle into a weizen glass. It pours cloudy orange-amber with a white head. The head shrinks to a ring and laces in ridges.

S - bubble gum (more so than any other Hefe I've tried), apricot, caramel, ripe banana, lemon and spice

T - lots of bubble gum and fruit first, sweet citrus, grainy wheat and a finish that's a mix of sour fruit rind and spice

M - medium carbonation, medium-thick body, warms the throat and finishes dry on the tongue

D - powerful contrasting flavors. This is not as sessionable as other Hefes but is still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 21:45:38 | More by Grunewald
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint on tap at St. Augustines.

Pours a very cloudy orange, some bright amber highlights, very thick white head forms and slowly settles down to a thick and chunky ring around the glass, lots of lacing sticks, looks great.

Smell is real nice, lots of banana smoothy, caramel, orange, honey, apple juice, cinnamon, cloves, very estery, some vanilla, lightly woody, very intense aromatics.

Taste is nice too, lots of malty sweetness, bananas, caramel and honey, a bit of wheat, oranges and citrus, wheat, lightly yeasty, vanilla, apple juice, bone dry and spicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, almost too smooth for the ABV. An imperial hefe that actually tastes the part, this is a real nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2010 20:44:11 | More by Viggo
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2013 23:56:12 | More by csmartin6
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2013 00:32:07 | More by KevinCraft
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2011 10:35:38 | More by bespin15
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-01-2013 03:07:51 | More by Erik-P
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2014 03:48:29 | More by ZachT
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King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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