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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

245 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

Aroma hints at clove and light banana. Taste leaves a little to be desired - flavors expected from the aroma are pretty light. It's OK.

jpro, Sep 15, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +23.8%

kevbie, Sep 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

ovaltine, Sep 04, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -9%

Wayne17, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

harpus, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

nitter, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

holmesmi, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

skriv, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

scootercrabb, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jledge3, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Big_Dave, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Hergestridge
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Christmas in a Glass!!! This smell of Cloves and Grandma's Kitchen at Holiday time permeates this entry. I love it and it was a Beer of the Month offering.. Weird for July, But who am I to Judge??
Anywho, the smells, the flavour, the colour is just bursting with Holiday Cheer!!! Sprecher, your Root Beer Rocks, but your Hefe is out of this world. Thank you for fairing out into the Craft Beer world and blessing it with a Reindeer Inspired, Grandmas Kitchen, Peace on Earth Beer Perfection.
God Bless us, Everyone!!!! Tiny, sMc
~Carry On Citizens!!!~
sMc

Hergestridge, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tvljr, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

WI-Beer-Man, Jul 24, 2014
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2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This one is destined to make me feel sad and melancholy. It was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77 which then became a part of my interminable bottle backlog. I have come to the realization that I will be unable to attend the 2014 Great Taste of the Midwest this year. Boo hoo. Only my second miss in eleven years! I raise this beer in a toast to my MKE homies: Mike Romans; John & Laura Burke and the displaced Jurkowski, who I will see in two weeks.

From the bottle: "A cloudy appearance and an immense creamy head are characteristic of this lightly hopped Bavarian-style brew."; "This coarse-filtered wheat ale is fermented with a German yeast for a refreshing clove spiciness and hints of citrus fruit."

I agitated the heck out of this one in the bottle, then let fly into my glass, but I still only got a finher of off-white head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a hazy, not cloudy, deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a buttery, butterscotch odor. That said, I know that such is considered a flaw in most styles, but it is also one that I rarely pick up. Was it diacetyl? We shall see. Mouthfeel was thin. Taste was not quite right. I was getting the usual banana esters, but in a tangy way, not as sweet as I am used to. I was getting the banana/clove esters on the finish, but in a muted way. Not bad, but I have had better. Give my fond regards to MKE, Madison, and Wisconsin in general!

woodychandler, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

SeanBond, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tgraven, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Timinator, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ttylicki, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mavors, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

BarryMFBurton, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

BlackNotesIII, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

justinm4bama, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Kevinpitts, May 30, 2014
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Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.