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Hefeweizen - SanTan Brewing Co.

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84
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
SanTan Hefeweizen is an unfiltered Bavarian wheat bear, effervescent and sweet, with an unmistakable banana-clove character. Often paired with a lemon or an orange, SanTan embraces this American enhancement of the beer however we still believe it is the best the way it is brewed.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: JamisonM on 09-24-2010)
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Granhaugen

Norway

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-25-2011 16:24:38 | More by Granhaugen
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Auraan

Arizona

4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a a cloudy orange/yellow with a one finger, fluffy white head, dissipating to a ring of white foam. Looks very nice, like a hefeweizen should. Scents of clove, banana, slight citrus and German yeast. Very true to style, a nice surprise for an American-brewed hefeweizen. Flavor is mild, with notes of bready wheat, some clove, slight banana and some herbal hops and slight orange peel. Very true to some of the good German examples I've sampled, again a very pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Yet again, true to style. An excellent hefeweizen, which compares well with actual German brewed versions of the style. A nice surprise from Arizona.

Serving type: can

08-08-2013 05:13:45 | More by Auraan
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tjswan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +21%

03-05-2013 06:29:02 | More by tjswan
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-05-2012 07:07:09 | More by MarkyMOD
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searsclone

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +21%

01-06-2013 19:44:13 | More by searsclone
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JamisonM

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy golden orange with a big white head

S: mostly banana with some wheat malt in there

T: Banana Orange peel Lemon Peal no clove very interesting and good taste drink this more to the 60 degree side and the orange and lemon come out drink it really cold and banana comes out much more interesting beer. Its finish is dry makes you want to take another drink.

M: light mouth high carbonation

D: real drinkable

overall: wow a very good Hefe and not the same old same old well crafted interesting unique beer that has its own take on a Hefe I was wondering why the hell they put an orange and a lemon on the can but now I know it really is there but its all the yeast they don't but any orange or lemon peel in this. A must try for any Hefe fan to be sure!

Serving type: can

09-24-2010 03:41:17 | More by JamisonM
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AEArider

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

VERY impressed. Maybe I'm an elitist, but I tend toward skepticism on interpretations of this style from outside Bavaria. I'm ambivalent on the aesthetics, as it poured a gorgeous billowing head that disappeared far too fast, leaving frail remnants and little lacing. Smell? Wonderful. Taste? Lovely. Both smell and taste are very fruity and citrusy, and pretty much embody all the best characteristics of high brow hefeweizens you can import. . . yet this is out of AZ, REPRESENT!

Serving type: can

04-12-2012 03:34:26 | More by AEArider
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-16-2012 18:26:57 | More by Zachb4au
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swthomas55

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it in a sampler at the brewpub 4/8/11.
Pours cloudy and yellow, with a small head (but it is just a sampler sized glass.)
Big banana in the aroma, with a hint of clove and maybe some peach? The flavor follows through with lots of banana and sufficient cloves to balance and a beautiful fruitiness. Bready wheat puts in an appearance, too.
Medium bodied, but feels full in the mouth with plenty of carbonation.
A great example of the Bavarian hefeweizen style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 04:16:09 | More by swthomas55
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bambam2517

Arizona

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a cpl pints on the patio, served in a frosted glass. I've had this many times and it is far better on tap than from the can IMO.

A - Pretty representative of all craft Hefes, cloudy gold-tinged orange body with a good amount of stiff froth. Decent lacing.

S- Mildly sweet and grassy, alot of clove and light on banana esters. Slight citrus tang also. Very good.

T - Dialed back a bit from its German counterparts, (Franziskaner, Paulaner, and Erdinger are all top-flight Hefes to me) but it makes for a really versatile and pleasant beer. All of the flavors on the nose are there, none very prominent but they mingle well and keep it interesting enough to have a few. The scaled-back approach doesnt weigh too heavily on the palate either. Well done.

M - Smooth and creamy, slightly sweet and oily finish.

O - I like having this one around for hot summer weather, very good local offering.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 15:18:09 | More by bambam2517
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

A swirl of the last splash of beer and in goes the yeast; cloudy pale amber with two fingers of head that stay. Banana taffy and faint powdered clove rest on a bready, malty nose. Smooth, with a slickness on the medium body--the palate was hoping for more crispness. Maltiness flexes right away with a straight bready flavor, and nuttiness from the yeast compliments this. Fruitiness and spice easily balance. Toward the finish, the brew goes a little lemony and earthy. Throw this one into a blind tasting and you'd never know it was American brewed. A gem from the Southwest.

Serving type: can

02-04-2011 02:24:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Arizona

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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Hefeweizen from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.