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Hefeweizen - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

76 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Tons of lace that follows a yellow body with noticeable white head. Creamy mouthfeel, clean and refreshing taste. Good example of the style. Fresh aroma. Yeast, only mildly citrus, and a bit bannana. Not too sweet, yet very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2009 00:19:17 | More by Sammy
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2002 11:44:44 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 17:29:21 | More by jlindros
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2008 18:40:24 | More by Georgiabeer
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a bright white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of wheat twang and breadiness. Underlying everything are solid amounts of ripe banana and clove aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as robust. Smooth light malts with generous contributions from wheat up front are joined quickly by ripe banana flavors. Midway through mild amounts of breadiness and clove come into play, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer, a very good example for the style that’s well worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 03:11:53 | More by glid02
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-07-2012 22:54:34 | More by PEIhop
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-14-2011 16:42:26 | More by bpfrush
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2003 07:46:13 | More by UncleJimbo
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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'!!
Prosit!

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)

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Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2004 17:09:48 | More by Bierman9
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-28-2013 18:27:25 | More by ncaudle
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

@ the brewpub.

Translucent, dark hay color with a hearty dish soap head. Big lacey patch down the middle of my glass like a Christmas tree.

Smells liek clove and just ripe, partially green banana. Tastes like clove and just ripe, partially green banana. Spritzy. There's a soapy residue that coats my mouth after each sip that I'm not a fan of.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 21:18:30 | More by donkeyrunner
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Todd

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2002 04:42:20 | More by Todd
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2007 01:10:38 | More by kaelingirl
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

14 oz glass on tap

pours an un-real Yellow/straw color. Very deep, very cloudy.

smells and tastes of wheat (duh), grains, yeast and lemmons.

extremely refreshing on this 90 + degree day, later cooled down by some mid afternoon thunder storms.

One of my alltime favorite examples of this beer. Nice job CBC.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2006 00:22:01 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

07-26-2014 22:21:22 | More by Rekrule
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2014 00:14:58 | More by Stevedore
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-05-2013 01:10:57 | More by DerekMorgan
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2014 03:13:14 | More by PatGreer
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-05-2013 21:16:43 | More by SebD
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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).

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2005 19:53:02 | More by MuddyFeet
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.3%

06-03-2013 01:43:28 | More by Resuin
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

June 2005, rereview/quick tasting notes.

Beautiful opaque yellow body. You can’t see anything through this beer; it’s like looking at a glass of off-white orange juice.

The smell is what surprised me here. This version has one of the biggest yeast smells I’ve ever smelled. I mean, pure yeast, that’s all I smelled. If you’re a homebrewer you’ll know the smell, it’s like opening a vial of white labs or a smack pack and taking a big whiff.

Taste was classic German hefeweizen with a slightly bigger bitterness. Bananas, spice, lots of yeast, but very fresh and extremely refreshing.

A yummy beer and one of the better hefe’s I’ve had, but the yeasty nose was just a bit much in this version.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2005 07:54:28 | More by taez555
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asabreed

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2010 20:07:53 | More by asabreed
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-04-2013 03:28:59 | More by Janeinma
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-05-2013 22:01:36 | More by HattedClassic
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Hefeweizen from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.