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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Hefe WeissHefe Weiss

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BA SCORE
83
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 231
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2013 16:45:05 | More by Dammer-licht
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-04-2013 00:09:40 | More by ejimhof
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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zaraspook

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-13-2013 19:09:36 | More by zaraspook
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-04-2013 02:02:24 | More by tommy5
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spoony

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A-The brew is medium-gold and clear until the yeasties make it in to the glass, at which point it clouds up considerably and picks up some orange hues. The head was a thin for the style with poor retention.

S-Lots of doughy, bready maltiness, banana, and clove spice here. Thick-smelling, even. Very little wheat or lemon to cut the banana bread flavors.

T-The taste is also heavy on the dough, banana, and clove. The wheat mostly gets lost, but the banana bread is tasty and I have had worse examples of the style.

M-The carbonation is moderate and medium to chunky feeling. The brew feels a bit chewy, but not too heavy.

O-I don't know if I've ever had a hefe with this much banana bread flavor. I would certainly have liked more wheat and spice to balance things out on the flavor and feel side of things, but I I found myself strangely content while drinking this on a sunny August afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:28:23 | More by spoony
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Florida

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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skloeff

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None, but "39334FL 111331403" stamped on bottle
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Sadly, Sprecher's hefeweizen does not strike me as particularly appealing in taste of aroma. Missing the banana, bread, and lemon-like flavors. Somewhat boring, tepid, not hearty, complex, or really enjoyable to me.

Pours a tall, dense head of off-white colored foam, made up primarily of small bubbles. Head retention is fairly good, taking several minutes to recede to a 0.5cm cap atop the beer. Leaves decent lacing, thin streaks that are replenished with each swirl. Body is a hazy-opaque brown-gold-orange color out of light, pale orange-gold with yellow highlights in it. Fairly vigorous carbonation with small to medium-sized bubbles.

Aroma of sweet wheat malt, brewer's yeast, faint apple cider, and very mild esters like fresh apples and pears.

The tip of the tongue picks up on cooked grain cereal with slight sweetness. This proceeds to the front of the palate, which finds continued malt sweetness, malt cider, slight fruity esters (more apple and pear than banana). Mid-palate of wheat malt, mild-boring citrus fruit, and mild phenolic spiciness. Back of palate is somewhat medicinal, band-aid, phenolic spiciness. and mild wheat malt. Closes with a flash of spiciness on the throat, with an aftertaste similar to pasta, with a bit of phenolic spiciness and mild fruity esters.

Beer is medium bodied, with medium carbonation that foams this up on the palate, making the mouthfeel smooth and fairly creamy. Carbonation is slightly effervescent on the palate. Semi-dry finish with a bit of stickiness around the edges of the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 17:46:35 | More by falloutsnow
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -45.2%

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Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.