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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Hefeweizen

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82
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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
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

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

California

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright, a Bavarian-styled hefe. On to the beer:

Cloudy as expected. A bolder, darker hue of banana peel yellow with a thick frothy head sitting on top. Me semlls bubblegum and clove....and banana. Lemon rind too. Into the mouth it goes, it tastes more like a German hefe than the one-dimensional American wheats. It's a little more fruity than the usual. Lemony. Also tasted is honey, and light whispers of banana and bubblegum. Mouthfeel is light with a gentle burst of carbonation, and it goes down very easy. A tasty hefeweizen that can be found at an affordable rate.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 04:29:13 | More by DoubleJ
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-29-2013 04:21:21 | More by duceswild
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer appears a hazy, dark yellow. The head is a couple inches thick, even with a careful pour. Retention lasts several minutes and leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aroma brings banana and clove - this smells like a Bavarian hefeweizen. Nice. The flavor brings all that one would expect from a hefe, with banana, clove, malt, wheat and a slight sweetness in the finish. The body is a bit thin, but I don't find this too distracting in the big picture. Highly drinkable and very tasty, this is a solid representation of German hefeweizen by an American brewery. It's not in the same company as Weihenstephaner, but satisfying nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 18:02:22 | More by Huhzubendah
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dull, cloudy yellow/amber with a tight, white cap. Some lacing. Bready aroma with a bit of clove and lemon. Malty and bready flavour with a bit of lemon, clove and citrus, plus light banana character in the finish. Medium body that lightened towards the end. Carbonation was on the high side, giving an acidic bite. A pretty average offering. Drinkable and approachable, but lacking a bit in overall character.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

04-26-2008 16:04:41 | More by DrJay
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2013 01:00:24 | More by LXIXME
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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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had 1/2 pint from the Gordon Biersch booth at the Columbus Microbrew Festival 2006. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was, they did a good job. The aroma and flavor was all bananas and cloves, the only real drawback was that this seemed more watery than it should be. Still, it was good.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

09-16-2006 21:59:10 | More by TurdFurgison
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-01-2013 18:43:50 | More by harpus
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-25-2013 16:26:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draught at the brewpub, served in a gold-rimmed Weizen glass. Hazy dark amber/golden color with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Thin and sticky lacing. Aroma of yeast and bananas. Medium-bodied and slick with flavors of wheat, banana and yeast. The finish is clean but kind of watery, with wheat and a bit of spice aftertaste. Above average overall, and honestly better than I was expecting.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

06-01-2005 02:49:46 | More by Dogbrick
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is cloudy and yellow-brown, rather like honey; head is thick. Aroma has a strong citrus overtone and some wheaty scent. Taste is a very strong and pleasant hefeweizen taste, quite lemony with wheat and hoppy components. It goes down easily and is very pleasant to drink, with or without a wedge of lemon.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

05-26-2007 18:42:56 | More by Cyberkedi
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the Hefeweizen at the G & B in Bolingbrook, IL last evening. The color was a cloudy light tan color with white head that laced slightly. The aroma was powered by clove/spice and banana typical of Hefeweizens. The taste included was wa noted in the scent...clove and banana with touches of spice at the end. Overall a very goood balanced taste nothing overpowered the other. The balance made the beer smooth to drink and the beer came off the pallet clean. Not to bad...the mouthfeel was smooth and easy. good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

09-25-2011 14:34:29 | More by WoodBrew
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very good Bavarian Hefeweizen. Orangish-gold color with a slight haziness. Nice fruity banana/clove aroma. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with flavor leaning more towards the clovey side. Medium bodied.

Very nice Weihenstephan yeastiness.

Definitely a beer to sit down and drink a few of.

This review was based on the version at the Washington DC brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

10-09-2002 11:55:01 | More by RBorsato
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-01-2013 15:14:30 | More by Cynic-ale
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vfgccp

New York

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Not as opaque as a classic hefe, but still nice light brown gold. White head.

S – Huge, bright banana aroma up front – almost like melted banana runts. Wheat is layered beneath the esters with a twang of lemon.

T – Tingly honey into banana, orange and rosewater. The fruit subsides in the middle to reveal soft wheat a mild yeast. Lightly peppery backend.

M – Light body - shade thin. Well carbonated. Sweet and mildly spicy finish.

O – A nice hefe. Great nose.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

06-02-2011 02:48:36 | More by vfgccp
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champ103

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms, but recedes in a second. Little lace.
S: Dominated by clove and banana. Nothing else. Not bad, but blah.
T: Banana and spicy clove. Again, not bad, but bland.
M/D: A medium body that has a little to much carbonation. Thin and watery. Not hard to drink. Quaffable for what it is.

Another bland ofering. Nothing much to note. Not the worst thing ever, but much better hefe's are out there.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

05-11-2010 03:48:44 | More by champ103
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barnzy78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.8%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the San Jose location with dinner, this brew was a completely cloudy iced tea color with a fair white head and no lacing. I can smell bubblegum wheat, pretty sturdy and standard faire. The flavor is very much the same, sweet with mild but full carbonation. Mid-body for the style with a pretty luscious feel. Very drinkable as you would expect. Solid but not particularly remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

06-01-2010 01:27:58 | More by Durge
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-18-2014 02:37:02 | More by wrightst
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-07-2013 20:01:04 | More by Boone757
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives with a nice, cloudy golden body with nice head and good lacing retention. A spicy, citrusy smell is complemented by a fuller-bodied beer that not only has good spicing and citric attributes, but the yeast/wheat mixes in for a very smooth flow and a little bit of a sweetedge. They really got a good recipe here and a must try for hefe lovers.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 200 Poydras St, New Orleans

03-18-2008 19:56:04 | More by clayrock81
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.