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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Hefeweizen

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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
12 IBU

(Beer added by: Redrover on 04-27-2005)
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humpty1602

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

05-31-2014 01:01:45 | More by humpty1602
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

09-17-2012 21:36:32 | More by Kopfmeister60
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sushimarie

California

2/5  rDev -44.8%

07-13-2014 22:44:19 | More by sushimarie
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Shineonsolar


2/5  rDev -44.8%

05-23-2012 23:36:08 | More by Shineonsolar
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.8%

12-05-2011 20:29:18 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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barnzy78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-27-2011 00:49:36 | More by barnzy78
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KimenTshom

California

2/5  rDev -44.8%

01-01-2012 01:50:58 | More by KimenTshom
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jporf911

Virginia

2.1/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no freshness date provided, but there is a Born On date.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Very thickly-clouded, almost opaque orange with yellow around the edges. Pours with a decent one and a half-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a similarly decent bit of lacing around the sides and on top.

Smell- 2.5 out of 5. This beer smells odd. It has all of the typical Hefeweizen scents of banana, clove, and bubblegum, yet it also has an oddly sour note. This is my fourth bottle of this beer this year, so it's definitely not an isolated incident or a case of tainted beer.

Taste- 1.5 out of 5. That strangely sour note returns in the taste. It's almost as if someone squirted honey mustard into a sweaty jock-strap and let it stew in a hot locker room for a week. It really makes it difficult to enjoy the rest of the beer's flavors. Aside from that, there is a hint of sweet malt, fermented yeast, beer bread, and spicy rotten bananas. The hops are noticeably absent from the overall flavor profile.

Mouthfeel- 3.5 out of 5. Rather heavy for a Hefeweizen. Carbonation is noticeable but not strong.

Drinkability- 2 out of 5. This is the third time I've poured this beer down the drain. I'm a rather open-minded imbiber, but this beer is just terrible. Gordon Biersch needs to redesign the recipe for its Hefeweizen before I'll consider approaching it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 20:37:32 | More by jporf911
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stckhndlr

Virginia

2.15/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia
(Review is from notes)

A- Cloudiness. Has the appearance and color of fresh pineapple juice. Decent lacing.

S- Smell of cloves with soft banana notes in the back.

T- Strong, strong clove taste. Reminds me of the clove packing they used on me when I got my wisdom teeth pulled. Very unpleasing. Not as much banana as I had hoped, kinda comes in late on the finish.

M- Thin with an over carbonation feel.

D- Not my thing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 02:29:38 | More by stckhndlr
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BucannonXC5

California

2.15/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a tap into a hefeweizen glass. Poured a honeycomb flavor with about an inch of foam that stayed for awhile. Smelled sour with a touch of citrus and wheat. Highly carbonated for a hefeweizen. Had a caramel taste to it. Not that much of a taste compared to other hefeweizens.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 07:42:54 | More by BucannonXC5
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dexcool707

Arizona

2.45/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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)

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 02:57:15 | More by dexcool707
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

05-22-2013 04:56:16 | More by pin
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drewmprs

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It had potential before I tasted it. Nothing particular to praise about this beer, tasted like it had banana syrup poured into it. Something chemically that made it hard to finish. Sometimes gordon biersch goes on sale with the ralphs club card, but i've never been happy with his brews.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2005 03:24:12 | More by drewmprs
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

03-25-2014 21:45:52 | More by boszormeny
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atigerlife

Hawaii

2.55/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an opaque golden/orange color with a 1 finger creamy white head. Not a bad start.

Aroma has some clove and somewhat bready.

Taste is lacking flavor. Some old paper and light clove. Tastes slightly off. Old. Certainly not a usual hef.

Mouthfeel is rather flat and lifeless. Creamy.

Overall, a very weak attempt at a hef. While I was able to finish the glass, I would not recommend it to anyone. Lacking in almost all the usual hef. characteristics and style.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

09-04-2007 01:51:03 | More by atigerlife
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K9AleingPiss

Oklahoma

2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The appearance was good,as expected a semi-blonde bubbly,brew with a nice foamy head. The odor was sweet,and malty,some spice the odor was quite enticing. This was my first and last Hefeweizen,nothing against the maker. I felt like I drank a beer that someone else had drunk from a baseball game that had a big wad of gum in her mouth. Honestly..down the drain it went. Overall its my loss ...just couldnt appreciate this style of beer.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

02-27-2012 03:14:47 | More by K9AleingPiss
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alesaram

Guam

2.75/5  rDev -24%

10-16-2012 00:54:43 | More by alesaram
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24%

03-07-2014 23:23:00 | More by DOCRW
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JDeming

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-08-2014 17:49:33 | More by JDeming
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powdersoldier

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-05-2013 05:03:49 | More by powdersoldier
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-27-2013 19:19:48 | More by OgreSanchez
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Jknapp72

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-10-2014 20:10:03 | More by Jknapp72
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mbs11

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-07-2013 00:41:27 | More by mbs11
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a massive head due to overcarbonation. Cloudy orange in color.

Over ripened banana dominates the nose. Some pear aromas tucked in their as well.

Tastes like it smells; lots of ripe banana upfront that leads into some twangy pear. Suprised that there are no clovey flavors present. Finishes with a lot of tartness. Really one-dimensional.

Decent mouthfeel very creamy and smooth. Fairly drinkable. I rather drink something else though.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

06-22-2007 03:42:54 | More by bosco7
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fsimcox

California

2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, golden straw color. Fluffy white foamy head that holds for some time. No lacing.

Smells of banana, and citrus. Hints of sweetness. But overall, weak.

Tastes of banana and a little fruity. Some sweet bubble-gum notes. Hints of a traditional German Hefe, but again, weak.

Mouthfeel is creamy upfront, smooth, with some carbonation in the finish. However, it is too watery, and thin.

OK, but not the best example of this style.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

02-26-2011 16:57:40 | More by fsimcox
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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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