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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
82
good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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Photo of jporf911
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.

jporf911, Jul 20, 2010
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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.

stckhndlr, Mar 14, 2011
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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.

BucannonXC5, Jul 17, 2011
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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)

dexcool707, Jul 23, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

pin, May 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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Photo of drewmprs
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.

drewmprs, Dec 12, 2005
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

boszormeny, Mar 25, 2014
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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.

atigerlife, Sep 04, 2007
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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.

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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.