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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

305 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 305
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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midnitesun11

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-14-2013 04:31:13 | More by midnitesun11
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-07-2013 23:39:45 | More by AmitC
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-30-2013 18:46:14 | More by Keith_R
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-27-2013 17:57:08 | More by nzerbe
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jbdaves72

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-26-2013 03:19:51 | More by jbdaves72
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-24-2013 20:28:51 | More by brheuer
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-18-2013 14:24:27 | More by LambicPentameter
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-16-2013 00:36:58 | More by Vigilante
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quadhog

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-14-2013 02:19:17 | More by quadhog
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dpage27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-07-2013 23:06:42 | More by dpage27
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-05-2013 18:22:00 | More by aminobutyricacid
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2013 04:58:25 | More by cliff1066
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-27-2013 00:58:09 | More by HeyYoMar
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Gordon Biersch in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, spices, and a slight soapy aroma. Taste is much the same with spice and earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that seems somewhat unrefined in the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2013 23:01:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bsopko

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-16-2013 17:36:44 | More by bsopko
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-13-2013 05:41:28 | More by dmorgan310
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mbs11

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-06-2013 21:37:40 | More by Beerswag
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powdersoldier

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-26-2013 23:39:20 | More by Rotorhead
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-24-2013 04:49:42 | More by HowlingTurkey
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ninaturner

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

01-06-2013 00:47:52 | More by ninaturner
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2012 20:12:05 | More by pirmannt1
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acelin

Kansas

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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

12-20-2012 04:38:54 | More by acelin
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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