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Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss - Arbor Brewing Company

Arbor Brewing Bavarian BlissArbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%


Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 07-30-2002)
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow body with a decent head on top. Nose is fairly standard for the style: yeast and spice, with some vague clove notes being the most dominant in the latter category.

The flavour is also fairly straight-forward: a thin-bodied but heavily carbonated wheat beer that leans heavily on the malts, but which also incorporates generous helpings of yeast induced spicy notes with some slight banana aspects. Not huge, but enjoyable.

Mouth and drinkability were both slightly above average: reasonable decent body but not remarkable, reasonably good value and easy to drink, but not spectacular.

The bottom line: Arbor's take on the Hefeweizen style is reasonably true, but doesn't do anything particularly special either. A serviceable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2008 01:03:33 | More by CortexBomb
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-15-2014 02:18:13 | More by jeffwright
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-30-2013 19:20:51 | More by jbaker67
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deadchef

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured into a pint glass from bottle.

a: poured a nice head but didn't last long. swirled the yeast out of the bottom for a more traditional look.

s: smells like a hefe! light clove and honey.

t: slightly tart, low hop bitterness. finishes clean.

m: light-medium body.

o: very nice beer! easy drinking with alcohol on the low side makes this a very sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 03:44:58 | More by deadchef
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -11%

12-16-2013 19:34:40 | More by Arcous
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -11%

10-27-2013 00:08:02 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-11-2013 03:26:54 | More by Michigan_Beer420
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-29-2013 13:44:04 | More by tommy5
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

08-17-2013 01:02:36 | More by mcrawford
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -11%

08-07-2013 22:50:02 | More by marcb105
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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-27-2013 17:54:40 | More by alelover
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2013 18:28:26 | More by BlissJunkie
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-07-2013 18:56:38 | More by HardyA
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2013 00:06:36 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Beric

Indiana

3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler at the Corner Brewery
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: It's hard to speak to this one since I had it in a sampler. It's definitely hazy, but the head was minimal and died quickly after pouring. Normally hefeweizen heads stick around a little longer. This could have been improved. It also looked like they didn't have any weizen glasses at the bar (everything is served in something that looks like a Maßkrug, depending on size), so not sure that's necessarily a positive thing either.

Smell: Smells like a hefeweizen- very banana-y, though my friends said they definitely smelled clove in addition to the banana. I never seem to pick up on other flavors other than banana in a hefeweizen.

Taste: This one grew on me as I drank it. There is definitely something 'hard' about his beer compared to the German ones. German Hefeweizen seems smooth and almost fuzzy at times, and this one first tasted like it had some 'hard' notes in it. But after I gave it a chance and slowly drank the rest of the sampler, I really came to enjoy this one. I think I would rate it akin to an Erdinger- not the best hefeweizen, but certainly above average.

Mouthfeel: Again, this was probably skewed from the sampler, but it felt more carbonated than what I would want.

Overall: An above average hefeweizen, akin in flavor to other respectable American varieties, such as Kellerweis from Sierra Nevada. In comparison to German Hefeweizen, with which I am more familiar, this one doesn't quite stack up. The banana flavor is just a little to harsh ('hard') and the mouthfeel just doesn't quite cut it. If Weihenstephaner Hefe-Wießbier is the gold standard, this probably takes a bronze). Overall though, a good beer, and one I would certainly buy again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 02:48:42 | More by Beric
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Slay40

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shamrock071521

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: an orangy yellow. quite hazy. small foamy head that fades slowly

Smell: bananas are very strong and just about dominate the beer. some slight spiciness to it.

Taste: again the bananas are strong but on the backside there are some clove and spice flavors

Mouthfeel: good and lighter

Overall: a middle of the road hefeweizen. not great but not bad. it has some good flavors but it is neither complex nor unique.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2013 13:35:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle poured into one of my weizen glasses. This beer pours a clear medium golden color. Much clearer than I am used to beers of this style being. The nice white head is about an inch thick when first poured and settles to a decent foam layer about 1/4 inch thick and ten eventually to a nice medium size ring lining the inside of the glass. Little lace though. Aromas are a bit of citrus, toasted bread, and banana clove. Has a good citrusy, slightly toasted bready malt flavor along with banana clove spice. Rounded out with a touch of hop bitterness on the back end of the tongue. Very tasty. Has a slightly crisp, but malty smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. A pretty decent beer overall and flavor wise pretty much spot on for this style, but I feel it could have benefited from a bit more carbonation.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

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ncaudle

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Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss from Arbor Brewing Company
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