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Hefeweizen - Cambridge Brewing Company

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79 Ratings

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2001)
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3.98/5  rDev -2%

Cloudy golden straw beer with a thin white lace. Fruity esters, banana, spice (clove) and phenols in the aroma. Crisp, light-bodied, fruity backdrop with a coarse mouthfeel. Mildly sweet & malty. Sharp lemon-y, bitter bite that is followed by a yeasty/spicy clove edge which rides into the finish.

I little less malty and alcoholic than previous years (5.5%), but this is still a delicious Hefeweizen, and one that I look forward to each summer. Skoal to Will Meyers!

06-14-2002 04:42:20 | More by Todd
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.98/5  rDev -2%

Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with little head. Smells of banana and some clove, but also a light sweet maltiness. The taste is also fairly light with some lightly toasty sweet malt up front, some light banana, some graininess, and a bit of light clove spice on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly spritzy, and it picks up some more spiciness as it warms. A fairly simple and straightforward hefe, one that I could definitely keep drinking more of.

08-08-2008 18:40:24 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev -2%

Sampled a couple of pints of this last night (28JUN04) with Alewife and I was quite pleased. Still short on the head, but had the typical Hefe look. Smoothed out a bit on the tongue, and more clove/banana evident in both the nose and flavor. Easy quaffin'!!

overall: 3.9
appearance: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

*** ***

(Original review: 03JUN02) I was a bit let down by this; had heard it was an A-1 Hefe-, and I was expecting a lot more from it. Had a light golden-pale yellowish color. Yeast-induced cloudiness, with a small head, little lace. Good whiffs of banana/clove in the nose, in typical Bavarian fashion. Flavor didn't follow through, though. There was the banana/clove/yeasty combo, but it was lacking a bit. Sort of thin in the taste, with a somewhat bitter, lingering finish. Medium body, but more carbonation than I like in a Hefe-. (This edition is at 5.5% abv)...(3.5/4.0/3.5/3.5/3.5 = 3.6)


06-29-2004 17:09:48 | More by Bierman9
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2013 15:39:24 | More by WhitmansNiece
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2013 13:13:27 | More by cjs61679
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2013 22:01:36 | More by HattedClassic
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-05-2013 01:10:57 | More by DerekMorgan
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-07-2012 00:12:54 | More by wizo
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-29-2012 17:37:28 | More by Streetcore
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 22:21:18 | More by BeerMe42
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2013 18:27:25 | More by ncaudle
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-21-2012 11:54:35 | More by jlordi12
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Pours a brilliant, straw-golden color with a thin white head that eventually fades completely.

Smell: Banana fruitiness, with some grain and yeast on the swirl.

Taste: Sweet banana and bubblegum upfront. Moves into a citric flavor in the center, and ends with husky grain and yeast flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth.

Drinkability: Definitely a nice summer brew. It's thirst-quenching, and pretty easy to have a few of.

05-30-2007 22:57:49 | More by EPICAC
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-21-2012 18:40:33 | More by wdarcy77
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 03:13:14 | More by PatGreer
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

Served in weizen glass...proper!

Honey cloudy with no head at all-orange zest in color

Aroma has good closing speed - yeast and wheat electricity is bountiful with nice coriander and zest

Rolls pretty bitter-almost Pilsener-like. Wheat in background is nice-more full-flavored than expected

Rolls very clean-austere grassy bite on the finish but very palate cleansing

Bulkier than average hefe but nice

07-11-2008 22:55:27 | More by IBUnit63
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured with a thick white head that left a nice lace on the glass as I drank. A cloudy sort of hazy straw yellow best describes the color. The aroma was classic banana wheat and this came across in the flavor. As it warmed up it began to take on a citrus like flavor. I enjoyed this beer and hope it stays on tap for awhile so i can have some more.

08-30-2007 01:10:38 | More by kaelingirl
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

On-tap at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A- Hazy straw-yellow body. Two finger white head with good retention. Lots of lacing. Typical hefeweizen appearance.

S- Lots of cloves and spices, some banana, no bubble gum. Wheat, pale malt, noble hops. Smells promising.

F- Very good flavour profile with wheat, pale malt breadiness, distinct noble hops and of course the spices from the yeast. Banana, cloves, not much bubble gum. Very good.

M- Medium body, smooth and rich with a nice effervescence. Very easy to drink and very refreshing.

O- Refreshing hefeweizen that hit the spot on a humid, warm day like today. Drinking it outside at the CBC outdoor area made it even better.

06-08-2014 00:14:58 | More by Stevedore
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a cloudy pale-orange/yellow, topped with a two finger white head. Leaves thin webs of lacing.
Banana and clove aroma mainly. Notes of grass, citrus, tea leaves.
A little sweet, banana, good grass and wheat notes. Clean and a bit tart.
Light-medium bodied, and refreshingly tart after the walk over on a hot day.

08-11-2004 21:53:34 | More by mschofield
Photo of asabreed

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%

On-tap at the brewery, poured into a tall pilsener glass.

Appearance: What I love a Hefe to look like: dirty, but bright, with a good cloudiness and murkiness. Good bright white head settling at the top around the smaller cylindrical part of the glass.

Smell: This thing's fresh and very pungent. Big notes of spicy yeast, mild earthy phenolics, clove and banana, and malt sweetness. Possibly some spiciness because of the hops. Very surprising, as my friend and I have often had conversations about Hefeweizens at smaller places like this not being the best, but this is pretty big and wild.

Taste: Good initial fruit esters with banana and clove, with some peppery spice from the yeast, some nice sweetness from the malt balancing the hops, also bringing some citrus and spice. Long mildly phenolic and fruit estery finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good creaminess and a nice burst of carbonation at the end.

Drinkability: I was impressed with this brew. It was perfect weather for a Hefe, and this exceeded my expectations. Had we hit this place at the end of our weekend rather than the beginning, a growler would've been in hand.

08-18-2010 20:07:53 | More by asabreed
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4.1/5  rDev +1%

Sampled on tap at the brewpub, July 2003. 5.75% ABV.

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy, yellow-golden color with white foam that settled relatively quickly and did not leave lace. The smell was mild and faded somewhat by the end of the pint, but included banana, wheat, and malt. The taste was also mild: banana, wheat, malt, citrus, and some tangy hops. The mouthfeel was smooth with a dry finish. The body was medium and the carbonation low. There was a very pleasant fruity/malty/hoppy aftertaste. This was a very nice and refreshing hefeweizen, very suitable for a hot Cambridge afternoon.

Sampled again August 2003, and review updated.

07-05-2003 07:46:13 | More by UncleJimbo
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

The nose on this beer was great. Nice strong yeast aroma came through wonderfully. Lots of banana and some spice thrown in for good mix. Even could pick up the alcohol just a tad. And the best part, did not even have to ask for "No lemon." Color seemed to be a little off and it was a little thin looking. Perhaps a shade towards green instead of a customary yellow. Flavor was more of the same that I got from the nose, but the wheat was intense. Very chewy. Mouthfull was a hair short of full bodied, maybe just a little too watery. Very drinkable and had to fight the urge to order a second (had a long drive ahead of me).

07-11-2005 19:53:02 | More by MuddyFeet
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%

I was surprised to discover that CBC was brewing what might just be one of the best hefes I've had from an American brewer. Pouring a murky gold that is radiant in the sun, topped with a thick foamy head, the beer has a fantastic nose that strongly features a spicy clove character. A taste like a spicy banana bread, this is a great hefe that I will certainly return to again.

06-14-2012 17:29:11 | More by rinhaak
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a small head. Could be another bad pour ; ).

Aroma - Very nice fruity smells with a little coriander in the background.

Mouthfeel - Light fizzy carbonation.

Taste - Light banana up front. Very fruity that finishes nicely with a little clove in the aftertaste.

Overall - Yes it's a winner. Very nicely done!

10-31-2008 23:28:20 | More by praufs01
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4.18/5  rDev +3%

A- Thick and so cloudy that you can't see thorugh it. Opaque yellow/orange but more yellow. Thin lace of head.

S- Slighty yeast aroma, wheat is barely noticable behind the banana. Very inviting.

T- Delicous, just like it smells. Could of used more wheat flavor. A little light for me, as far as the wheat flavor is concerned. Yup, it's banana and some light citrus notes.

M- A little thin for the appearance. I expected a thicker beer. Especially since it was an opaque yellow color. Could of used a little more body. Would've rated it higher if it had a better mouthfeel.

D- Very good going down. Nice cool summer night. I had 3 with dinner, 1 after. I thought about getting a growler today. I would've last night but we were there past thier serving time. Very drinkabe.

07-21-2007 17:51:00 | More by RixBeer
Hefeweizen from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.