Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Weeell, I probably should have started with this rather than the scotch ale/IIPA, but hey, a few bites of an excellent portabella wrap & cheesy potatoes, & my palate is as fresh as spring rain. Six ounce taster at the Wisconsin Dells Sprecher Brewpub.
Pour is all hefe, light, filtered, golden. Nose is clove, spice, wheat.
Sprecher Hefe Weiss is a truly ho-hum take on the style. Wheat, check, cloves, check, bit of spicing, check. Nothing stands out, none of the tastes crackle, it's just what it is.
Routine, decent hefe. Nothing to set this apart from every other hefe on the planet, this is strictly average.
Serving type: on-tap
12-15-2012 14:28:22 | More by maximum12
4.25/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had on tap and an asian tapas restuarant recently. Went surprisingly well with the food.
A: Nothing special really..decent for a hefe..a little too clear for me. Looked like it was going to taste a little bland.
S: Smelled great. Faint notes of ripe bananas hiding behind fresh baked bread, biscuit malt and a crispy, wine smell.
T: A good, solid hefe. Very easy to drink, with a crispy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. Nothing bitter or bad going on at all. Hints of barley sugar, bread dough and ripe fruit.
Overall: Nice. I like Sprecher, they're doing some great domestic brewing and they're underrated on this site if you ask me.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2012 03:24:44 | More by WeezyBoPeep
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled as part of a flight at Sprecher's Wisconsin Dells. Pour arrived with a thin head, very hazy glowing white-yellow, leaving fits and starts of lacing. Smell was virtually absent. Not much nose at all. Flavor comes up a notch with orange zest, cloves in a body of earthy grains. Spice elements definitely noticable here if not in the nose. Medium body. Decent carbonation. Easy to drink, but fairly unremarkable in a broader sense of Hefeweizens.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2012 16:15:30 | More by JackieTH
2.83/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I swear I have had this beer before. Untappd doesn’t show that I have. Anyway, I love it that this label is on a beer made in the United States. The brewery was originally started in Milwaukee, but is now in Wisconsin. Looking at the label on this, you would never guess it was from here. I am not a huge fan of this style, as they all seem to taste the same. But I am excited to try this one because it’s over 100 degrees outside, and a beer like this is meant for a hot summer night.
In the Glass: The beer is pretty hazy, and reminds me of an unfiltered wheat beer. I have been on an unfiltered wheat beer kick lately. Not sure if it’s the hot weather or the subtle sweet finish, but I am digging that style right now. The beer also pours heavy with a thick, creamy head.
Nose: There isn’t much on the nose. What I am picking up is that orange zest that you expect from this style. Think Blue Moon. This doesn’t seem like a beer that would get better as it heats up, either. This is a style you want to drink cold.
Flavor: The flavor is quite nice. It is quite complex starting off smooth and shallow working across the palate to provide a punch of flavor near the swallow into a dry finish. The finish stays dry, and quickly fades. With such a low ABV I could see myself chugging this beer. I bet it tastes better on tap.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is weak. There isn’t a lot going on here, and it almost tastes flat at first. There aren’t a lot of bubbles, and as you swallow the tongue sort of sits there wanting more. It leaves for a smooth drinking beer, though.
Aftertaste: The aftertaste is dry at the beginning, and quickly fades. I want that dryness to stick around, but as I continue to swallow it doesn’t really do much.
The beer is cheap, which is nice. It has a low ABV, which is not nice. When it comes to craft beer, 8-10% is where I want my beers to be. I want a beer that when I finish a bottle I am feeling it. I would have to drink several of these just to get a buzz. I like the flavors, but the beer really isn’t doing much for me. Maybe it’s the style.
Sprecher Hefe Weiss - The bottle says: “A cloudy appearance and an immense creamy head are characteristic of this lightly hopped Bavarian-style brew. This course-filtered wheat ale is germinated with a German yeast culture for a refreshing close spiciness and hints of citrus fruit.”
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2012 05:52:21 | More by rickyleepotts
Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.