Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by Troyone:
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
Pours a cloudy apricot color with minimal white head and too difficult to see any action.
Multiple aromas of banana, lemon, bubblegum, and wheat malt.
Has a wheat grain taste with hints of banana/bubblegum and has a lemon/lime background with a butter finish.
Light bodied, resinous, with a crisp and soft carbonation.
Been in my mix for awhile I noticed these beers are brewed at Gordon Biersch Brewing, San Jose CA.
02-23-2009 01:28:07 | More by Troyone
More User Reviews:
2.45/5 rDev -32.3%
I've had other Gordon Biersch products but didn't particularly care for this one. It poured well with an average head. Smell was fairly nice but the taste didn't quite seem to match. Too many banana hints for me I guess, and almost a smokey flavor like a Scottish Ale or something.
Thought I'd try eating some pistachios with it to maybe help compliment the flavor but it didn't work.
Glad I had the experience but likely won't buy it again. (just my $.02)
07-23-2008 02:57:15 | More by dexcool707
3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
(Served in a wide-mouthed pint glass and no fruit)
A- There is a warm light brown glow to this hazy yellow body with a thick sticky white head on top that last for a good while. There is no sign of carbonation except a random bubble or two sticking to the glass.
S- The soft smell of bubble gum and wheat bread are pretty mellow with a soft note of pine hops to finish. The pine hops aroma seems to grow with each sip, but the other aromas do not.
T- The first taste is a full bubblegum flavor but it is not really obnoxious followed by some soft clove notes and a yeasty banana flavor. The finish is more pine hops but it is softer than the smell.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel which surprised me and a clean scrubbing bubble finish.
D- I would classify this as what an American Wheat beer should taste like, having nice hefeweizen flavors with American hops and much lighter and crisper that its German cousin.
05-14-2008 18:11:46 | More by rhoadsrage
4.05/5 rDev +11.9%
This poured to a dark yellow with a small head that lasted well. There was no real lace.
The smell is of wheat with a light hint of yeast. The taste also has plenty of wheat. Esters dot the flavor nicely. The mouthfeel is medium, while drinkability is very good.
11-02-2006 04:34:11 | More by watermelonman
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
Gordon Biersch- Hefeweizen
A- Deep brownish yellow with a thick foamy head.
S- Strong Bubblegum clove and wheat.
T- Sweet fruity clove bubblegum flavor and a yeasty finish.
M- Sweet throughout refreshing.
Overall- A delicious hefe, a definite if visiting a Gordon Biersch!
03-29-2008 15:34:19 | More by NJpadreFan
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
Bottled on date of 01/14/13
Appearance - Pours a cloudy, rustic orange with an off-white near 2-finger head. Fair retention. Spotty surface. Not much in the way of lacing, but not unusual for a hefe.
Smell - Citrus, bubblegum, banana and clove are are all there, and in abundance. This might be the most aromatic hefe I've ever had.
Taste - Clove spice, citrus and banana upfront and throughout. Bubblegum is hard to find on the tongue. Distant citrus pith bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Maybe too much. Semi-dry finish.
Overall - Hard to believe I hadn't picked this one up before. Regardless, this is a commendable example. If the carbonation was a tad less prickly and with a touch more bubblegum found in the flavor as it is with the nose, this would be right up there with the best of them. Regardless, don't miss out if you see this. Grab one!
07-04-2013 02:38:46 | More by TheSixthRing
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
Enjoyed on-tap at the Washington DC brewpub.Cloudy grapefuit with a bit of white head, that leaves lace residue. Wheat aroma. Appropriate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, a bit above average. There is sourness that is well contained. Decent beer, hits the highlights.
07-03-2008 03:35:35 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +10.5%
Appearance: Banana yellow. No orange tint like in a lot of hefeweizens I've seen. Ok head retention and lacing as well.
Smell: Bananas. A very clean smell.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Very clean and crisp overall. Again, mostly bananas. Almost tastes like berries and lemon in the aftertaste as well.
Drinkability: Good, refreshing hefeweizen, especially when it's warmer outside.
Overall: A very worthy attempt at a hefeweizen. Thumbs way up!
05-30-2010 17:44:50 | More by tjsdomer2
4/5 rDev +10.5%
The Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen is a typical hefeweizen with a cloudy golden-orange body and frothy white head. It's wheaty and fruity, and it has a slightly tart edge to it. There's not as much banana as I might like (that's just a choice of yeast strain or fermentation temperature), but the fruitiness more than compensates with notes of apple, pear, some red fruits, and a spritz of lemon. It's well balanced with a firm bitterness running through it, and hints of grassy hops. It doesn't have the depth of character that some of the best Bavarian hefe's do, but it's still enjoyable, refreshing, and easy to drink!
07-30-2009 10:52:43 | More by NeroFiddled
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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