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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Hefe WeissHefe Weiss

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245 Ratings

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

skloeff, Jun 09, 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

NJB145, May 27, 2013
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oriolesfan4, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

yankhawk, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

yankinwis, May 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

chris1919, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Ispeakforthetrees, Mar 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

NeoZaZ, Feb 20, 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
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Hoppyman49, Dec 16, 2012
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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.

maximum12, Dec 15, 2012
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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.

WeezyBoPeep, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnK17, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.