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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | 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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3.66/5  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.

spoony, Aug 17, 2013
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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.

falloutsnow, Jun 08, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'm on vacation in Wisconsin and decided to give this local brew a try. Poured from a 16 oz bottle - unfortunately, the bar only has pint glasses.

Decent head, typical hefeweizen aroma. Definitely has the expected sweetness and spice, but missing a distinguishing flavor to make it stand out (i.e. banana, clove, etc.).

Beer became flat shortly after initial pour, but I'll blame that on the disparate glassware. Overall, a decent but run-of-the-mill hefeweizen.

Low % ABV and generic taste make this a safe, albeit unexciting, choice.

Caskaway, Dec 23, 2012
Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.