Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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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
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
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
82 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.