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Hefe Weiss - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 147
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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PearlyGates

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-16-2012 03:12:04 | More by PearlyGates
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Jimboe


3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-03-2012 16:25:03 | More by Jimboe
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yankhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-24-2013 01:38:27 | More by yankhawk
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-17-2012 15:00:48 | More by Kahlerbock
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-25-2012 02:25:36 | More by Schmuckles
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-28-2012 18:43:41 | More by gomejar
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hochief

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-18-2014 21:50:21 | More by hochief
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maximum12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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.

12-15-2012 14:28:22 | More by maximum12
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-20-2013 00:35:13 | More by NeoZaZ
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mfigueroa713

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-28-2012 12:46:42 | More by mfigueroa713
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-22-2011 00:08:32 | More by KC9LDB
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%

Pours with a two-finger head that goes quickly and leaves no lace. Medium carbonation. Cloudy amber color. Nose is yeasty. Light bodied, I expect a little more beef with a hefeweizen. Starts with a wheat/yeast flavor and finishes with a yeasty aftertaste. It is though, a good summer beer. $1.95 for a 16oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

05-04-2004 21:22:57 | More by jdhilt
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color capped by a modest head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Wheat bread and clove, with a touch of orange

Taste: Bready and clovey, up front, with a distinct orange character arriving by mid-palate; some banana also arrives but the finish is dominated by the wheat bread and clove flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; limited creaminess

Overall: Very sessionable but the lack of dominant banana flavor makes it far from what I prefer for this style

10-18-2011 04:04:45 | More by brentk56
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%

Served at the Berghoff, no less, in Chicago. A good thin hefe head with a nice lace. Body is suitably cloudy, like a lemon peel. Nice spice and lemon notes, or maybe that was the smell of the lemon slice they stuck on it. Still, very clean and refreshing, nothing to jump out and bite you, but an ideal lawnmower beer.

07-20-2005 15:40:50 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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lampkins

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%

A few years ago, before the brewery started to pastuerize their products this Hefe Weizen was one of my favorites that could stand up against the best of the German imports. Now, it is kind of bland, in my opinion. Nonetheless here is my review:

The appearance of the beer is typical of your hefe weizen slightly cloudy with a decent foamy head.

Smells kind of like cloves/bananas and invites me to drink it.

Taste - although it still is a decent hefe, it just seems that it does not pack as much punch as it once did. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but it tasted almost like a maco's version of their hefe weizen. To be fair, I will try and find a freshly bottled version, but the bottle I had left me somewhat dissapointed.

02-28-2004 11:56:58 | More by lampkins
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this bottle. Served in a Russian River pilsner glass.

Pours a quite hazy light golden color with a several-finger white head and some good ringy lacing on the way down. The nose has a bit of light bread plus some banana and bubblegum; cloves seem to take a back seat. The flavor is along the same lines. Body is thin, lending to the almost candy-like flavor attributable to the bubblegum and banana. Light bread as well. Something a bit odd about it that I don't particularly care for. I think it's just got too much candy-like flavor and there's no real clove to put everything in perspective. Moderate carbonation. Close, but didn't quite do it on a hard to nail style.

05-03-2011 23:24:43 | More by Thorpe429
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midworken

Nebraska

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

Golden wheat body with a thick and creamy, off-white head.

Citrus orange aroma with vanilla, coriander and caramel background. Certainly bright flavors with the sweet background malts to fill it in.

The taste brings in more of the grainy wheat, leaving behind the strong citrus that is the showcase in the smell. Orange peel is reminiscent about half way through the taste - not really a strong orange flavor, rather the more mellow and bitter part of the orange peel. Not as many spices that seem to dominate other hefeweissens, but they are hiding in this beer as reminders of the multitude of flavors that hefes can bring.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Definitely wet, which makes it a great drinker on a hot summer day.

Overall an OK beer. If I'm in the market for a Hefeweiss, I will consider this one again.

05-29-2012 18:10:53 | More by midworken
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

This hefe poured out pretty clear actually, very surprised about that. The head was a little foamy but looked pretty good on this beer. The color was yellowish gold. The smell of the beer is a little sweet, has some fruity aromas and some grain in there too. The taste of the beer was a little on the weak side I thought. There was some yeasty flavors in there with a light citrus too. The mouthfeel was pretty light. Overall not really impressed here, glad I tried it but won't need to have it again.

06-12-2011 06:50:53 | More by Knapp85
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

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.

12-23-2012 03:22:28 | More by Caskaway
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.16/5  rDev -13.4%

Sprecher Hefeweizen

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a Weiss flute. Served chilled...

A) Cloudy golden brew with a big three finger soapy head. The head settles to a dusting. Nice lacing... An attractive beer.

S) An aroma of wheat, yeast, light fruit, mostly underripe banana, and a heavy amount of spice. Mostly clove.

T) Starts out okay, at least it's similar to the nose, but gets dicey from there. Gets real chemically, like a solvent or cleaning product. Finish is banana peel and grass. I've had this on tap at Sprecher in the past, and don't recall this in the taste department at all.

M) Medium body with lively carbonation. An unfortunate chemical zest clings to the palate.

O) This isn't likely as bad as the bottle I just opened. At the same time, even from memory, it's average at best. I strongly prefer to stick with the German imports for this style. Admittedly, I didn't bother to finish this one. Not so much because I couldn't, but because I have much better beers to consume on New Year's Eve. Cheers!

12-31-2013 20:45:51 | More by RoamingGnome
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

Re-rate 2006-

I've had this on and off the last four years and for the most part my opinion remained the same as the 2002 review...this year it is different...more watery...not as much banana and maltiness...more of a peppery flavor to it....still decent but wouldn't sit anywhere near my top 5 hefes....probably wouldn't make my top 10 anymore either..


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2002-I feel like I'm rating this too high but this is really a fantastic Hefe Weiss....splendid nose of banana's and cloves...cloudy yellow in color...a real nice maltiness and body....not at all watery...good sweetness with a great banana like finish..almost like drinking liquid banana bread...I really like this one...and now that I think of it have had very few beers from this Brewery that I didn't like...

Rating=4.4

05-27-2006 05:18:43 | More by ZAP
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-26-2012 02:57:46 | More by mdillon86
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-02-2014 07:54:16 | More by Big_Dave
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-15-2014 19:07:51 | More by BarryMFBurton
Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.