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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 16
Gots: 6 | 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.

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Bucktoberfest97

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-27-2012 21:58:25 | More by Bucktoberfest97
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BoulderEric


4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-20-2012 19:26:08 | More by BoulderEric
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-26-2013 04:40:45 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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Will_Turner

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-07-2012 02:22:42 | More by Will_Turner
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maxpower

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Aromas of spice, banana and paper, clove, banana and lemon flavors. Medium bodied with a very nice luscious mouthfeel with a mild sourness in the background, hard to believe this is from the US.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 20:58:41 | More by maxpower
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brewcrew12


4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-17-2012 04:02:42 | More by brewcrew12
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out pale gold and sits a foggy orange gold in the glass with a small white head which is soon gone to the sides of the glass.

Smells nice and malty, filled with bananas, cloves and a light buttery, almost smoky aroma.

Flavor is well balanced, malts and hops balance out very well, and you're left with a light hint of banana, cloves and a nice wheat background. Some hints of lemon zest and light grassiness also present. Finish is well bittered and easy to handle.

Crisp and clean in the mouth with bold and assertive carbonation. Medium bodied and tantalizes every corner of your mouth.

A very delightful Hefe with plenty of character to back it up. The 4-pack makes a great afternoon lounging activity.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2004 21:46:35 | More by Skidz
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SeanBond

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-18-2014 19:16:42 | More by SeanBond
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-17-2014 19:06:45 | More by SkinniePost
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle, pours a beautiful murky gold to orange with a beautiful frothy head, extremely long lasting, faint carbonation rising, and good lacing. Aroma is heavy on banana, cloves and grains and malts. Taste is good, but not spectacular, but would be if it didn't fade too quickly. Sweet and bitter, hops and malts, cloves and banana, all balanced out well, finishing nicely, if not too quickly. Body is decent, carbonated appropriately. Though nothing special, a good, standard hefe to have on hand.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 21:26:10 | More by objectivemonkey
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a hazy medium gold color with three fingers of foam. There is a good amount of lace. The smell is classic hefe, lots of banana and cloves. Some wheat malt and yeasty character. The taste is malty and sweet, with more banana and clove. Nice and refreshing, with a slightly dry finish. The mouthfeel is nice and strong as it glides across the tongue. The drinkability is nice as well. A damn good Hefe-Weizen!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 04:40:02 | More by SheepNutz
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Boilermaker88

California

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a 16oz bottle and poured into a Franziskaner hefe glass. Had a cloudy lemon yellow color, a bit paler than most other hefeweizens I've had, lots of carbonation swirling up from the bottom and a thick snow white head that left good clumps of lace.
Nose: immediate banana-and-clove essence that's essential for a German-inspired hefe. Nice doughy malts, hint of vanilla and tang of lemon.
Taste: straight-outta-the-gate pop of banana and clove. Vanilla extract and plentiful bready malt flavor lends a bit of banana cream pie taste. Finishes with a tart lemony taste that is almost puckery.
Feel: light, crisp, dry, and refreshing. Doesn't pack the creaminess of some top-tier hefeweizens, though.
Drinkability: pretty damn quaffable, truth be told. Easily one I'd reach for again. A good rendition of the Bavarian style.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 19:57:47 | More by Boilermaker88
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a small head on a cloudy, very light body. Smelled of hops, clove, citrus, and a touch of banana. No bitterness in the taste, typical "wheatiness", with the clove, citrus and banana barely making appearances, although the banana became much more pronounced as it warmed. Good thickness, and extraordinarily smooth. A good brew, very easy to drink, but a bit unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 19:44:01 | More by ibashmuck
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy orange color, thick, though heavily populated with floating yeasties, with a bubbly white head, a solid collar, that thins out rather quickly.
Aroma: banana notes come off quickly out of the nose, available from far-off, but let's bring it in, for a further sniff...there it is, soft, smooth, creamy, spicy, thick with the banana, lessening some as we go. Good ol' Bavarian character is in full effect.
Taste: nice, neat little hoppiness up front, solid body, very mellow and smooth, high drinkability factor on this one.
But a bit too mellow for me...really stand-out weizens make a bigger impression, and this one lies down too easily. Lies down, I say, but doesn't keel over,exactly. Very nice hefe weizen, all told.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2003 00:54:20 | More by feloniousmonk
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bnuttz

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a pale cloudy golden color with a fizzy white head. Smells of spicy cloves and banannas. Taste is spicy with a twang to it. Not as estery as some other examples. The sweetness is kept in check. Very tangy for a hefe. This one is a great summer thirst quencher, glad I have it readily available. Nice mouthfeel for a hefe, and quite drinkable to boot.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2005 01:14:28 | More by bnuttz
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Sallerj

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is slightly cloudy orange-- actually a little clear for a hefe. It smells like grains and honey and orange peel. The aroma doesn't hit you in the face, which I like in a hefe, but it's nice. The flavor is more citrus-y than banana-y, with plenty of clove-y esters and a long, spicy finish. This is a very nice, very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 03:25:52 | More by Sallerj
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a nice golden haze, solid through and through, small thinnish tight creamy smooth white head appears then fades fairly fast to leave a thin but bubbly ring and drippy lace. Smell is of musty yeast and lemon, with hints of banana and clove coming through, not as strong of a nose I like to have in a hefe but is nice and becomes more noticeable as it warms. Taste is lightly playful of lemon and banana fruits with some small hops, yeast, and clove sparkling in and out as it dwindles down with a smooth easy start, well balanced flavors, and picks up some solid carbonation as the midway point makes for a dulled hop bite and leaves hints of banana at first in the finish but lends away to clove much later on the palette. This was remarkably easier to drink as it warmed, very mellow, calming yet lively enough for a twist in your senses saying "hello, your drinking something good here, so enjoy."

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2003 02:33:24 | More by tavernjef
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blackearth

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the gift shop at Sprecher Brewery in Glendale, WI. Poured into a weizen glass it shows a hazy, pale golden body with a thick white head. Aroma of banana and clove. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carbonation level. Flavors of bubble gum and fruity peel. Very refreshing. Great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 03:35:55 | More by blackearth
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled sometime in Feb. 2009.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Lots of thick off-white foam that simply wont diminish! Bits of thick sticky lace cling to the inside of the glass here and there.

(S)- Sweet lemon curd surrounded by wheat, yeasty clay, and a bit of spice; clove?

(T)- Tons of wheat and lemon going on. Some bananna too. It almost has a pale ale aspect to it. Definitely some clove in the taste.

(M)- Its kinda thin in body, but great in texture. Crisp and fruity.

(D)- A damn good refreshing beer for the summertime! Light and crisp, and just overall good! A superb example of a Hefe Weiss.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 23:03:41 | More by sweemzander
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy ochre color, head calms to a skim after 20 seconds. Honeyish aroma, yeasty. Heavy on the banana ester side, just a touch of citrus and a slight cotton-candy flavor and mouthfeel. Hops minimal. Some sense of cinnamon in the aftertaste. This is a good Hefe here, not a favorite style for me -- but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2002 10:14:46 | More by ADR
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice stab at a hefeweizen.
Pours a heavily-clouded orange. Whipping cream-like head. Lasts the duration.
Banana and clove on the nose.
Taste is dominated by these as well. Big fruitiness. Underlying carmel. Hops balance things, but are not otherwise assertive.
Mouth is creamy without being too heavy. Carbonation keeps things quite lively.
This one is right up there with some of my favorite weizens.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2002 15:49:50 | More by cokes
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy gold/orange color with a huge white foamy 3 finger head. Leaves a nice lace on the side of the glass.

Smell - Lemon and orange. Some malt aroma also.

Taste - Lemon, orange, banana flavors present with some sweet malt.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and clean.

Drinkability - A nice drinkable beer. Good for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 20:03:08 | More by hardy008
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light amber color with a moderate head that has good retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is typical for a hefe: banana, cloves, lemon. Very nice and right on for style. The flavor has a nice wheat malt backbone and flavors of banana, clove and lemon. Slightly spicy from the yeast. Very well-made hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2004 19:24:37 | More by clvand0
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-30-2012 20:47:48 | More by CWhite
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tencents

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In 2001 I visited this brewery and was astounded at how true to style their German beers were (I had spent ten years in Munich). Unfortunately, living on the East Coast, it was the last time I had been able to find Sprecher beer until last week when I was in State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD.

A solid example of the Bavarian brewstyle particularly in taste and appearance. Really, its only drawback was that the mouthfeel faded as the beer lingered, so that the final sips, although still fully delicious, lacked the same experience as the first sips.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:44:47 | More by tencents
Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
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