Hefeweizen - Cambridge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
4.89/5 rDev +20.4%
*Review taken from Tastingnotes, July 15th of last year
I had this on tap at Legal Harborside. I was completely blown away, possibly the best Hefeweizen I've had. Beautiful color, a darker golden color, cloudy as you might expect. Great soft head at the top leaving nice lacing on the glass. Perfect balance of banana, spice, and cloves in both the aroma and flavor. Awesome, almost creamy moutfeel. Absolutely worth a try, if this is on tap on the right kind of day, I will most certainly be ordering it.
05-28-2013 16:55:40 | More by MarkQ617
4.83/5 rDev +19%
I never have been much for the Hefeweizens in general, but this offering from the CBC blew me away. Served in a crystal clear piont glass over lunch, it was nice and dark dark yellow. By the time it reached me much of the head had dispersed but there was still plenty of lacing on the glass. It just looks super tasty!
Smells of honey and yeast and fruit! Tastes crisp and refreshing, even when it's not super cold.
This is one of my new favorites.
07-25-2006 18:12:55 | More by swhitt
4.83/5 rDev +19%
This brew was flowing from the taps like nobody's business saturday night, and no wonder. This weis is a bright yellow color with a light foamy head and a fruity yeasty aroma. This brew doesn't even require the customary lemon in the glass due to the refreshing lemony flavor inherent in the beer. Could have put back a whole pitcher if time allowed. Shame they were not allowing growlers of the special brews. This owuld be the perfect beer for a hot Sunday BBQ.
06-30-2002 14:11:55 | More by beernut7
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
Pours a cloudy golden color with a disappearing white lace. The aroma is wheat, honey, summer fruits, coriander, and some other earthy spices. The taste on the palate starts acidic and tart with a bready sweetness that tantalizes the tastebuds with honey, orange, lemon, all spice, that is sweet and malty which coats the palate and finishes lite and clean.
07-04-2006 23:04:35 | More by Franchise
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
Presentation: On tap.
Appearance: Cloudy pale golden with a spritzy and lively carbonated white lace.
Smell: Yeast, clove, fruit and grain in the nose.
Taste: Crisp with a biting spicy clove, undertones of fruit and yeast with some malty wheat grain. Hop bitterness is there but minimal, cleanish after taste with some lingering grain, very mild phenols and clove followed by a warming alcohol.
Notes: Well attenuated and bursting with flavour ... on the high side of alcohol for the style yet does not get in the way. This is more than your standard bland American wheat Ale ... it is the real thing, German all the way.
10-27-2002 11:44:44 | More by Jason
4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
As I don't know much about this style I have to go with what I think. I really enjoyed this beer.
Straw yellow, almost glowing, in color with a big fluffy head. The smell was sweet, citrus, malty with at hint of pepper. The taste was very similar. An extremely smooth and drinkable beer. Sweeter than I had expected but not overpowering. The citrus came through in the end even more. Carbonation was not overpowering yet still explosive in the mouth.
More complex than some that I have had. I hope this stays on for awhile as it is very refreshing and perfect for the summer time.
06-30-2003 06:50:01 | More by CharlesRiver
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
Pint poured into Hefe glass at Brewpub in Cambridge.
A: Looked great in the tall hefeweizen glass. Puffy and darker shade with a nice head and lacing. Remarkedly hazy and cloudy- wow, borderline opaque.
N: Yeastiness is the first thing, cloves and wheat are there but masked a bit by the banana. Smells are quality on this one. This was perfect for the brutally hot day- couldnt have had a more enticing aroma.
T: Great. The best I have had from a brewpub by far. The banana was powerful without being overboard. There is a hint of lemon that comes on as it is warmed down a bit but just delicious overall. Not as mealy as the appearance would lead you to think, an awesome beer. This is, I hate to say it, weihenstephaner caliber.
M: As I said, lighther than you would have thought by looking at it but great for the style. The wheat left from the mouthfeel really polished it well.
D: Through the roof. Drank a few after having some of the other offerings and went perfect with the mango salad and the tuna dish on a hot night.
Great stuff- I wish I didnt have such a long drive back because I would have liked to bave taken a few growlers back to Jersey. Good job on this one.
06-12-2008 19:09:20 | More by marcpal
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
Tap at Tavern in the Square Northborough
Nice creamy almost 1 finger head fades at a med pace, super hazy orange golden color.
Nose brings great hefe aromas, plenty of wheat, creamy wheat, little orange peel, mild esters, coriander clove like spices, etc.
Taste more standards, creamy wheat, nice big wheat flavor, into the citrus, little orange peel, mild esters and spices, coriander, clove, etc. Lighter but nice flavor, hint of bitterness. Finish is dry but a little sticky creamy feeling, little lingering orange peel and spices, and more wheat.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice creamy wheat, decent carb.
Overall a well done hefe for an American made beer, very solid, but then again I would expect nothing less from cbc.
07-23-2014 17:29:21 | More by jlindros
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
Got a good laugh out of the bartender when I purchased a growler of this...
Her: "Did you see the disclaimer?"
Her: "Because of the yeast in there the bottle could explode if it gets too hot. Just don't leave it in your trunk or anything like that"
Me: "Uh Huh... Good to know... "
A- Pours a cloudy lemon rind / straw yellow color. Depending on the pour speed and angle, it could have either very little head, or a nice full one.
S- Has a very classic blend of hefeweizen spices like coriander and clove with some orange peel and melon. Very well blended.
T- Again, well blended and balanced maltiness with a bittering finish. Has a tangy yeast funk and subtle spice notes in the middle. Has a thirst quenching honeydew melon and banana flavor under the spices and tanginess.
M- Medium to light bodied with low co2. Easy drinking.
D- While nothing especially noteworthy jumps out, it is perfect in the sense that it is full of classic hefeweizen flavors and nothing offensive.
06-27-2009 17:09:12 | More by jwheeler85
Hefeweizen from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.