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
3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
@ 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.
07-17-2012 21:18:30 | More by donkeyrunner
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
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
Growler purchased at CBC into a pilsner glass. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Pours a hazy, cloudy, straw-gold. It actually looks like a darker tangerine towards the center of the glass, with lighter highlights on the edges. Two-finger white head with solid lacing and great retention.
The aroma is classic: bananas, bubblegum and cloves come through in roughly equal proportion. CBC really nailed the smell here, and there's a great balance of yeast and malty sweetness. A very enticing, great-smelling hefe.
The taste has more of a biscuit flavor than the smell would indicate, but those ester fruits really shine through. In addition to those bananas, there is a light lemon citrus touch. Naturally, there's a strong yeasty component that forms the backbone of the taste. Unfortunately, there's a slight lingering vegetal flavor that becomes more evident as the beer warms - it doesn't kill the whole package, but it is distracting and a little off-putting.
Mouthfeel is nice, thin without being watery. The carbonation borders on being overactive, but this is still very easy to put down.
CBC makes some of the best Belgian-style beers of any American brewery, and this is no exception. Possibly the best American hefe I've ever had, and one that I wish I'd drank more of over these summer months.
09-05-2011 19:21:13 | More by amphion1065
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
08-17-2011 03:11:53 | More by glid02
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
On tap at East Coast Grill.
Served with a lemon that I immediately removed.
Appearance was quintessential Hefenweizen. Cloudy hazy lemony color, head was a bit thin but that could be the waitresses fault.
Smell was aromatic, lemon, citrus, bready, yeasty.
Taste was more lemon/citrus than I would like from the style. Banana, Malts & bready yeast notes that followed were quite pleasant. I picked up some subtle pepper/spicey flavors too. Had a crisp clean finish with some slight bitterness that was welcoming. Yum.
Mouthfeel was creamy, very carbonated, had some viscosity that is in line with the style.
Overall a solid Hefe offering that is true to style. Take out some lemons and give it a little more yeast taste and Id say its damn near perfect but thats just my preference. Worth trying but I wouldn't kill a man for it. Ya dig.
07-27-2011 02:00:34 | More by BigCheese
Hefeweizen from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.