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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Hefeweizen

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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marvmoreno

Philippines

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-08-2012 06:57:47 | More by marvmoreno
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2012 21:04:01 | More by yaksurf
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2012 22:14:21 | More by rolltide8425
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shigg85

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2012 09:27:03 | More by shigg85
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2011 05:53:17 | More by MsRif
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-13-2013 05:41:28 | More by dmorgan310
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at Reagan National Airport. No fruit in glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden color, one finger white head receded to a thin layer on top. Minimal lacing.

S - Citrus, slight banana and even slighter clove.

T - Good wheaty taste, slight banana and clove and a little orange. Would give it a 3.75 in this category if I could.

M - Creamy and smooth, good carbonation.

O - I have quite frequently been disappointed by their beer but this is one of the better GB offerings, which is good because I like their food. Could and would drink multiples. Would give it a 3.75 in this category if I could.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 13:52:27 | More by Sludgeman
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-23-2014 18:52:57 | More by oriolesfan4
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quadhog

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2013 02:19:17 | More by quadhog
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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-26-2013 21:18:04 | More by rderedin
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2012 04:22:05 | More by BeerOps
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2013 18:22:00 | More by aminobutyricacid
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2012 19:48:49 | More by szmnnl99
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Wildman

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out a golden color with a white head. The aroma had hops and some other elements, but nothing stood out. The taste had hops, but the body was weak and the finish just didn't have the feel you would expect in this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2002 17:19:15 | More by Wildman
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flexabull

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this after a mountain bike ride. Fairly refreshing. Pours a bright gold, with a bit of yeast haze... but not as much as I like.

Aromas were faint but pleasant. A hint of banana and yeast.

Flavors followed the aromas. A bit of banana, and a bit of a yeast like quality, but the flavors are somewhat subtle. I was yearning for more.

Mouthfeel was very average for a Hefe, but the beer was certainly drinkable. I wouldn't turn one down, but I wouldn't buy another one either.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2006 01:41:59 | More by flexabull
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a standard for the style, cloudy yellow with nice one finger head. Aroma of funky yeast and very strong banana. Taste follows with lots of banana, yeast funk, and a tad of bitterness. Not as sweet as some I have had, and I think this is actually very well done. Easy drinking and refreshing. Medium to high carbonation that gives is a nice bubbly feel for the summer days. Definitely one to try if at the restaurant.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 22:05:00 | More by BMMillsy
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Gordon Biersch in Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with some light hints of golden yellow and apricot highlights along with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer along with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat with a hint of breadiness along with some light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus and banana + clove. Smells like what I expect for the style though maybe a slight bit flatter than some of the exceptional ones.

T: Like the smell, upfront there was a light to moderate flavor of wheat which is followed by moderate amounts of banana and clove. There are light hints of lemon citrus and just a touch of earthy/spicy yeast. Minimal amounts of bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but unfortunately (or fortunately) I have been spoiled by having many great beers in this style... this is not a bad version of the style but just a little better than middle of the road.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 20:28:44 | More by dbrauneis
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jbsteiny

Hawaii

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This hefeweizen poured a cloudy gold -- decent color -- but thin head for the style and virtually no retention. Sweet smell -- banana esters with a faint wheat. Not much in terms of yeast or phenols in the nose, but the spice emerges on the tongue early on, fading to allow the esters and grain to flavor the finish. It's not as light or as crisp as I'd like from the style, but it's got a nice body and certainly goes down easily.

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

07-29-2007 00:39:44 | More by jbsteiny
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(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.

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

05-14-2008 18:11:46 | More by rhoadsrage
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LittleDon

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A pint at the Admirals Club in LAX.

Cloudy amber, decent head and lots of lace and carbonation. Aroma of strong bananas, mild cloves, and hints of sneaker (the rubber part). Strong carbonation front and middle, lots of bananas and a bit of spice. A bit of bitterness on the back. Not bad, perhaps a bit on the heavy handed side.

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

04-22-2011 22:03:28 | More by LittleDon
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Rootdog316

Virginia

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

The color and aroma are almost perfect in regards to what a Hefeweizen should be. It is a bright straw yellow, moderate head, and definite hints of clove spice, with citrus and banana in the nose. The flavor is slightly incomplete as the banana taste isn't exactly prevalent in the taste up-front but it certainly does become more noticeable in the aftertaste. In the aftertaste you can sense a lot more of the citrus and wheat. Overall it is a pretty good Hef.

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

09-08-2009 17:53:55 | More by Rootdog316
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

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

at the gordon biersch restaurant at SFO (San Francisco Int'l Airport)

disappointingly served in a conical pint tumbler.

very cloudy but very deep, straw yellow color with tan wheat tones. some head which fades to wisps. splotchy lacing here and there.

some fruity (pear and cider) aroma, clove-like spice, hint of banana. yeast and bread notes are faint.

flavors are similar but leans towards bubble gum. malty note. bitterness is mild. hint of acidity.

decently smooth, not too thin. slightly fizzier than i'd like

still decently drinkable. nothing to seek out however.

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

07-09-2008 20:25:56 | More by tai4ji2x
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HalfFull

California

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

12 oz. bottle served into a weizen glass. Pours cloudy and on the orangey side of things. Inch of white foam settles out in a couple minutes, holding a light cap. Seems a bit light in carbonation for the style.

Banana and orange on the nose with some wheat notes and a bit of spice. Void of any sourness. Flavor follows with citrus and banana, pleasant without too much sweetness. Creamy in feel as the carbonation is more evident there than on the pour. Spicy and bready on the close.

Seems a bit more balanced than their Trader Joe's version, guess they don't want to shoot themselves in the foot too much.

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

05-07-2011 01:07:25 | More by HalfFull
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acelin

Kansas

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a twelve ounce weizen glass from the bottle.

Color is clear straw gold, meaning they have partially filtered this beer. More of a kristalweizen. Small white head.

Smell: Not that impressive. Not the same level of bananas, but clove, fresh wheat, sugar. It passes as a hefe, but barely.

Taste: Much better. Has a smooth, creamy taste, with a small amount of banana, some clove, minimal citrus, and a good portion of wheat malt. The yeast is filtered out of this brew, so realistically it would and could be far better with that left in.

Mouthfeel: Not nearly as creamy as German hefes. Possibly due to the filtration. Without the filtration, this beer would earn far higher marks - to be honest, it's actually a Kristalweizen.

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

12-20-2012 04:38:54 | More by acelin
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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

A - Pours an opaque honey orange color with a thin, white, creamy foam on top with tiny bubbles, carbonation is limited.

S - Bananas, cloves, lemons, honey, bready malt and mild coriander spicing.

T - Bready and chewy malt dominates throughout after the initial lemon zing on the front of the tongue. Assertive banana bread spicing, drops of honey, and spicing with some lemon pepper added in. The banana bread and lemon pepper spicing gives a hearty mouth coating at the very end with the hops being very distant.

M - Thick, chewy, bready, doughy, lip smacking sticky on the lips and a body that leans more on the heavier side of medium.

D - Runs very good. It's been awhile since I've had a good German style wheat and I'd say this is a pretty darn good version that's spot on for the style. This is a very filling beer and I felt like I've just ate an entire loaf of bread. Now if I can only roll myself out the door. "Taste great, more filling"!

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

08-06-2010 20:29:56 | More by jzeilinger
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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