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Elevator Heiferweizen - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Ryan011235 on 07-03-2010

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by Rogercardinal:
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weihenstephan hefeweizen glass

A: Pale, hazy yellow color, lighter than many but looks good in the glass

S : Lots of wheat, bubblegum in the smell, good, but not great

T: Light & refreshing, no noticeable clove, but it's obviously a hefeweizen, not an American Wheat beer

M: Lively carbonation, but not overdone, very nice

O: A good effort, not in the class of Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner, etc, but I'd certainly get it again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of zimm421
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a clear yellow color with just a hint of orange coloring. Has an average white head that has good staying power but doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

The nose is mostly wheat with a little lemon and some clove, maybe just a slight hop presence. Not a whole lot going on here. The taste is very similar, but adds a slight banana flavor as well. Starts full of wheat and banana with a slight sweetness - almost candy-like and becomes more bitter with some citrus hops coming through.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth with a decent carbonation bite. Overall, this is a pretty good brew, not something to seek out but a nice, local option for a hot summer afternoon.

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This is bottled as Heiferweizen. As the most recent post for Elevator Hefeweizen is over two years old, I'm adding Heiferweizen as a new beer.

Poured into a pint glass on 6/30/10

Nice color; hazy golden-pineapple. One finger of white foam thins in short order, leaving a even skim of foam. Half-moon of retention; lacing is ok, if unpredictable.

The aroma is simple: toasty wheat notes, banana, a bit of clove & hints of peely citrus hops. Not bad, it's just leaning toward dull. More spice would make for a livelier nose.

Thankfully the taste is a tad spicier than the nose suggests; it closely follows the aroma otherwise. Moderately zesty hops hit upfront, followed by banana sweetness & clove. Wheat & toasted malts are notable throughout. Still, I could go for more spice or citrus kick.

Medium-light in body with a slight stickiness. Carbonation is appropriate; ample enough to assist the spice but not too vigorous. Wheat & clove linger on the finish with a nice, mild-mannered bitterness.

Despite my wanting a few tweaks, this is an easy-drinking beer. Elevator seems to do pretty well with styles involving wheat & such. I'd have to think it's even better on tap.

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MichiganderHB
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JayQue
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice Hefe...not a classic but plenty refreshing for a warm day. Pours a good hefe hazy straw color with a medium size delicately bubbly white head. Slightly better than average head retention....no lacing to speak of.

Strong, pleasant aroma....lemon zest and belgian yeast...some wheat. No cloves/bubble gum...Not that complex.

Taste is the same. Very nice and refreshing.. A good balance between lemon, yeast and wheat...Once again, not that complex

Mouthfeel is about right...Crisp, astringent and refreshing. On the whole a better than average domestic hefe, just not a top shelf hefeweizen experience.

Photo of goblue3509
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a thin white head which disappates quickly and gives way to a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma was of wheat with touches of banana, citrus, and clove present. The taste had a nice wheat backbone with hints of spicey yeast. The middle to the end of the beer had a deep banana flavor with hints of clove and citrus. The mouthfeel was lightly carbonated. The drinkability was good, it is a nice easy drink. It's not the boldiest most complex hef, but it was a solid hef. You could easily make it a session beer on a warm day.

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Honus1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PJHOY
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of StnWhistle
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Trashville
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of schoolboy
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ah, a nice wheat beer. Tart and tangy. Yeasty, yet clean. A good treat.

It pours yellow and with a nice little head that died too quickly. The aroma is a lovely sweet yeasty hoppy thing. Very nice.

The taste hits you more sour than you might expect, but very nice. It is a full bodied wheat ... dare I say American? The aftertaste lingers sour on the palate too, but not for too long.

Perhaps I underrated this as it is a uniquely outstanding slightly over the top take on the style. I think I will up a couple settings. Try it.

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nrbw23
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy, murkey golden orange color with a thin white head. A tiny bit of spotty lacing here and there.

S- Wheat, banana, clove, lemon, and spices. Pretty typical for the style.

T- Follows the nose pretty well and going nicely with a pretty warm day. A bit of citrus hops, banana, and clove. Pretty laid back beer.

M- Lighter side of medium and the carbonation was nice.

O- Not too bad here. Not quite sure how often I'd drink this one, but it was a nice change of pace.

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice creamy white head from a pretty rough pour (a full growler is so hard to pour). The beer ends up being a pale cloudy orange. Head lasts pretty well. It fades to a small covering with spotty lacing.

S- Banana and bubble gum with a dash of clove to spice things up. Pretty straight forward but solid nonetheless.

T- More wheat, banana and bubblegum with a bit of citrusy hops biting on the finish.

M- Super smooth and fluffy. This beer feels absolutely creamy.

D- This one drinks really well.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Just because people call us a Cowtown doesn't mean we don't know what the hell a good beer tastes like. Our Heiferweizen is named after Maudine, the 1926 OSU Homecoming Queen."


Golden Delicious apple yellow with abundant bubbles that have created no more than two fingers of cue ball colored foam. The head has an essentially featureless upper surface and leaves the glass almost untouched. Room for improvement here.

The usual aromas of banana and clove are front and center, so it smells like the brewers picked a capable yeast strain. Let's see if it translates to the palate, which is where it matters most.

Heiferweizen is good beer because it delivers plenty of what makes the hefeweizen style so enjoyable. Namely, yeast esters. A better mouthfeel (see below) probably wouldn't have resulted in the next highest taste score, but it would have improved this bovine brew even more.

Modestly tangy untoasted wheat lays down a solid base line, upon which (roughly evenly matched) banana and clove play a pretty mean melody. The hefeweizen banan-o-meter score is a more than respectable 3.5/5.0. Just enough sweetness and just enough bitterness round things out in fine fashion.

Although the mouthfeel seemed too light initially, it has improved over time. Similarly, the carbonation was too frantic and too harsh to start, then settled down by the bottom of the glass. Nothing wrong with a few extra burps.

Elevator Heiferweizen is a solid effort from EB & DH. It's good to know they can nail the staples. One of these days, I'll have to stop in at Elevator for a meal and a brew... or several. Belated congratulations to Maudine on her Homecoming victory.

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Elevator Heiferweizen from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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