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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 306
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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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-19-2014 07:14:46 | More by Lehighace06
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2014 02:22:15 | More by Wstans1
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2014 00:30:15 | More by allstar255
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

01-13-2014 22:36:17 | More by Capitals82
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pilsner glass

Appearance – The beer is served a hazy yellow-straw color with a thick and billowy white head of three finger height. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is quite heavy of wheat and yeast. Along with these smells are aromas of coriander and clove as well as a little bit of a lemon and orange smells. Some sweet aroma, other then the citrus, are there as well with notes of bubblegum and some caramel.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready and slightly grainy wheat flavor. Along with these tastes there is also flavors of orange and lemon right from the start. As the flavors advance, a yeasty and spicy flavor come to the tongue; with the spice mostly of clove and coriander, as would have been expected from the nose. Shortly following these tastes, a light banana comes to the tongue with the graininess becoming almost entirely subdued. The mix of resulting flavors takes the taste to its end where a rather smooth Hefe flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher to average side. Both are quite appropriate for the wheat, yeast, and spice flavors of the brew and make a very easy drinking Hefeweizen; just as a Hefe of 5.5 % abv should be.

Overall – A rather good Hefeweizen overall. Very easy drinking with a nice blend of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 02:02:10 | More by Darkmagus82
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-10-2013 02:06:55 | More by fishguyac
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.1%

12-05-2013 20:36:53 | More by NonicPanic
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-30-2013 17:20:52 | More by FrankShirley
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Colorado

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11-27-2013 02:59:32 | More by jstevep00
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-23-2013 19:31:25 | More by jaydoc
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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rderedin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Gusmotel

Singapore

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, with a bottling date more in line with reason - a rare feat here in Singapore, dated May 7th of this year. Poured a semi transparent creamy orange into a class Weissbrau Pint Glass. Solid 2 Finger head built on a foundation of semi strong carbonation. Sweet aroma in line with the style. The description on the label does the beer justice, therefore making it hard to argue. Bananas, Bubble Gum, Citrus, and clove are all in there. I'd throw in caramel as well making the banana taste more like a bananas foster type dessert taste, but that might be a little to specific. The extreme fruity characteristics of the aroma take a back seat to the wheat flavour upon drinking it, which is exactly what you want. Well balanced, slight semi sweet dry finish makes you want to take another sip immediately. Sessionable and in my opinion solid for an American version of a German classic.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:42:43 | More by Gusmotel
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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BMMillsy

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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

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Philippines

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Pennsylvania

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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

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Louisiana

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Maryland

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Arizona

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Maryland

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Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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