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Hoffmann Heffeweizen - Climax Brewing Company

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Hoffmann Heffeweizen
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 5.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Climax Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jwc215 on 08-12-2007)
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dacrza1:
Photo of dacrza1
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Situation: a lazy hazy Thursday in June...
Glassware: Konig-Pilsener weizen...
Appearance: orange-lemon gold tint with thick, effervescent haze appropriate to a hefe...unfortunately, straight out the growler, the head flattened to a thin sudsy line, suggesting a lack of freshness or a lack of strength...
Aroma: as expected, banana dominates with a hint of bready cereal--inviting to a degree...
Palate: quite thin and sharply crisp, active on the tongue and the throat; busier and with more body than I had anticipated...
Taste: the label says "distinct"--and the tartness in this beer is surprisingly strong for a hefe... intensity mellows with every sip, and the malt is a fortifying element...
Overall: Trying to stay local, I buy a growler or two a year from Climax, and I hadn't tried the hefe yet (must have been a recent add, considering the dearth of reviews). I like their take on the style, and though few will confuse this with a German variety, it cuts the humidity on this night as I hoped it would when I bought it a few days ago. Yeasty with a malt backbone, this works for me...

dacrza1, Jun 25, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

erialbill, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bonbini26, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded yellow with a thin creamy white head that stays around and leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is of banana. Somewhat musty. Wheat tang.

The taste is banana - with a nod of clove if you think in style - not sure it is really there - sweet candy with crisp, tangy wheat. Some bready yeast...aloing with pineapple as it warms. Lemon zest in the cream-soda-like finish.

Light to medium bodied - I would say smooth, but there is just a touch of astringency...

Certainly an American interpretation of the style - can't say it's a bad one...just lacks the German touch...I know this brewery to make better beers, though this could pass as a wheat beer with the banana touch of a HW that is a thirst quencher in the summer.

jwc215, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of Vogt52
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Vogt52, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold body topped by the thinnest of films possible.

Pleasant banana/bubble gum nose.

Nice wheaty start. Lemon. Pleasant spice bite offers contrast without overpowering. Clean finish.

Soft light mouthfeel. Easy drinking, particularly on hot days.

An ok verison of a hefe, but not one of Climax's more interesting beers. I'll leave the Hefe to Ramstein and return to Climax for other offerrings.

RonfromJersey, Oct 30, 2007
Hoffmann Heffeweizen from Climax Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.