Bavarian Style Hefeweizen - Dick's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thrasher:
3.05/5 rDev -7.6%
I'm pleased that Dick's decided to go for a traditional German hefe rather than the ubiquitous Pacific NW Widmer/Pyramid style fake hefe. Some of the Bavarian hefe qualities are spot-on while others are lacking. The beer is muddy orange-brown, which looks right, and a good amount of head but not as much as the originals. There's a pleasant malt sweetness and a bite from the yeast, as well as some waxiness to the flavor which all seems accurate. But there's not much of a finish, the taste just sort of ends, without any follow-through. There were some other strange flavors in there too, and Dick's trademark dirtiness. I applaud their adventurousness but it doesn't always result in good beer. This isn't awful, but it falls short.
02-02-2005 06:22:50 | More by Thrasher
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev -5.2%
Appearance Well, it looks the part. The body is a dirty, hazy yellow with a tinge of orange and the head came up nicely. It didnt go overboard but showed decent retention and laced the heck out of my glass on its slow path downward.
Smell Theres definitely a sharp yeasty aroma to this one. Other than a smattering of spices, maybe clove and black pepper, the yeast rules the roost.
Taste This beer quickly fell apart at the taste. The yeast somehow didnt make it to the tongue and there was a sugary sweetness at the end that left me cold.
Mouthfeel Some fluffiness but not nearly enough.
Drinkability This went down all right. It was a decent attempt at an American wheat-style beer but fell far short of a Bavarian Hefe Weizen.
04-16-2004 01:53:14 | More by RoyalT
3.5/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from the 12oz bottle into an Erdinger weizen glass. Body is golden blonde, topped by a sizable creamy white head. Decent carbonation, but the body is a bit too dark and lacks the cloudiness of a true Bavarian hefeweizen. Nice aroma of crisp wheat, along with fruity banana esters. Palate is a bit heavy on the grain, with a light fruit character chiming in mid-palate. Finish is a tad malty, without any lingering esters. Body is creamy and well-carbonated, true to the style. While this may not be spot on for a traditional Bavarian hefe, it's still a pretty decent, drinkable beer.
09-19-2007 06:08:41 | More by ElGordo
3.85/5 rDev +16.7%
Pours cloudy gold with a generous amount of white head that quickly subsides.
Some lacing. Aroma is sweet acidic like fermenting apples.
Taste is sweet slightly acidic with a small amount of bitter in the finish.
Wheaty bready flavors and fairly thick texture to this brew. A good sweet / sour taste going on here. Overall a pretty good beer. Drinkability is quite good.
12-18-2008 03:57:02 | More by Spikester
2.58/5 rDev -21.8%
This beer pours a cloudy golden orange. White head hangs around but not as fluffy as a normal hefe. Aroma is faint grain and esters. This beer calls itself bavarian style but is lacking the spicy esters and is undercarbonated. Taste is mild and unremarkable--Slightly esterly. Drinkable beer, good maybe on a hot day.
09-02-2004 01:07:54 | More by zacharius
British Columbia (Canada)
2.4/5 rDev -27.3%
This brewery has too many styles and this beer proves that you can't be everything to everyone. I have had some very good beers from Dick's but this is not one of them. A clear looking Hefe with no real nose , this beer is weak in the taste category. Their is a lack of any banana or clove taste until the end of the beer. A Hefe with all the interesting aspects taken out. Disapointing
07-24-2004 04:31:50 | More by canucklehead
3.3/5 rDev 0%
Part of a mixed 12-pack picked up by the office for this year's EoY Party. 12 oz. poured to a pint glass
A: The requisite tawny golden pour, quite cloudy and capped with a good 1-finger+ worth of frothy white head. Foamy flecks of lace stick up and down the glass. Tiny carbonation, almost imperceptible amidst the cloudiness.
S: Pretty good aroma of cloves and squeezed lemon, with a trace of ripe banana.
T: Too tart and hop-filled to truly be 'Bavarian', at least in my estimation. A spice-filled wheat and zesty, almosty pithy bittering citrus. Little of the sweeter characteristics or easy-to-drink esters and lighter spices that make the German hefeweizens so enjoyable.
M: Spritzy, lively carbonation. A little thin and forgettable. Medicinal bittering as a backing.
D: Not the best US-made hefeweizen but not bad either. 4% ABV epitomizes the 'session beer' and this one would be worth having more than once.
12-20-2008 02:18:59 | More by msubulldog25
3.03/5 rDev -8.2%
The beer pours a bit meke for a hefe and her head is a bit thin. Nose is closer to a Belgian triple than a hefe and also has some somewhat sour notes. Taste however doesn't have any sour notes but does have the esters and banana that are associated with Belgians. Mouthfeel is to thin and the carbonation is bit to fair. I thinks they are trying to but out to many styles and should focus on several.
12-14-2008 01:08:15 | More by SickBrew
3.6/5 rDev +9.1%
Appearance Kind of a darkish yellow color, a bit orangy if you will, nothing really that special.
Smell Smells like a bakery :) This beer, as some others have pointed out, maintains a strong yeast smell with just hints of other aromas.
Taste While not extremely complex, I couldn't find any real reasons to knock this beer, a bit above average, nothing extremely spectacular on flavor, but still, better than others.
Mouthfeel Watery. Not much else one can say.
Drinkability Went down fairly well, this beer is quite easy to drink, but whenever I look for a Bavarian style Hefeweizen, this beer reminded me quite a bit of something I could easily purchase American style, American made...
06-03-2006 17:43:14 | More by BamaWorKs
3.43/5 rDev +3.9%
The Bavarian Hefeweizen poured a yellow amber color with very little foam head. It didn't have much in the way of lacing. It was poured from a 12oz bottle to a pilsner glass.
The aroma was of wheat and a tad spicy in the background. The drink was crisp but heavy with the wheat on the tongue. It was a bit raspy on the back of the throat. It was not overly carbonated and left a banana taste on the tongue. Overall not bad but not excellent.
11-09-2008 01:27:54 | More by cswhitehorse
3.98/5 rDev +20.6%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a golden yellow, far from the straw yellow typical of the style, with an inch of white head that had good retention and no lacing. The beer was clear, very different from style.
The expected clove scent was there, just very subdued, as was the banana aroma. The expected flavors were more prominently bold. Wheat, yeast, banana and clove made their presences known, but not overpoweringly so.
The body was fuller than most examples, yet still light and crisp. Drinkability was excellent, I could easily kill a sixer on an afternoon.
Overall, a very nice beer, but more like a Pale Wheat Ale than most Bavarian Hefe's I've had. I recommend this beer, just don't expect a traditional example of the style.
06-26-2010 20:38:44 | More by beertunes
3.43/5 rDev +3.9%
I drank a schooner of Dicks hefeweizen on tap at their deli in Centralia. The tap said only hefeweizen and its not clear to me whether my hefe was the same beer as their Bavarian Style Hefeweizen. Confusing the matter somewhat, Dicks lists 21 beers on their website, but no hefe. Assuming the two are one and the same, I observed a beer with a sharp aroma of wheat and a taste of simple grains. The body was the color of light honey with no head or lace and minimal carbonation. Dicks serves their hefe with a sizable wedge of lemon.
I sensed a fair measure of potential in this beer, but the tap seemed a bit tired. If nothing else, it was enjoyable to sit outdoors in the beer garden during a rare appearance of April sunshine in Thurston County.
04-30-2005 20:52:31 | More by RedDiamond
Bavarian Style Hefeweizen from Dick's Brewing Company
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