Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss - Arbor Brewing Company
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
3.63/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The beer appeared a very nice hazy orange with a huge big white head that was well retained and left some nice lacing. The beer gave off a very pleasant wheat aroma. Not great, but better than some American made Hefeweizens. The taste of the beer was good wheat flavor, but it was light on the banana and cloves that a good Hefe would have. The beer had a lighter feel to it, super easy to drink and very enjoyable. Overall, a quality brew and one that I hope to enjoy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2011 23:32:28 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.56/5 rDev +3.8%
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
3.74/5 rDev +9%
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
Arbor Brewing Bavarian Bliss from Arbor Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.