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Hefeweizen - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of TommyLiam
2.05/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Milky golden. Bright on the inch around the pint glass. Rapidly disappearing and "snapping" white head. No lacing. Entirely uninspiring but inoffensive.

N: Fluoride and some over ripe banana bread in the back.

T: The front of the palate is banana aided by the light carb. Mid palate is bready and thick, like processed desert bread. The aftertaste is a very disagreeable fluoride overload.

M: Heavy with a prickly, light carb. The back of the swallow slides down the throat like slime.

A very poor execution of a very easy style to present. The overall presentation leaves the feeling of faint rot and chemicals.

Photo of Coconuts
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of trytoketchup
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Carena
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Geuzedad
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jeffthecheff
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bentonbk
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of THECPJ
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: banana, clove, biscuit, citrus,

taste: muted citrus, toast,

mouthfeel: light carbonation, thin to medium body,

overall: not impressed. not sure if it's my can or if it's the way the beer was intended. But I've had much better beers in this style.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of bennetj17
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving size: 12 ounce can. On the can there is printed: "This product does not contain orange or lemon flavoring". Great, glad we got that cleared up.

Pours looking disturbingly clear for a Hefe. It's a very pale golden color with only a slight haziness. The head is almost nonexistent and whatever foam there was seems to have disappeared quickly, leaving only a pencil thin ring. Thank goodness this beer does actually smell like a Hefeweizen. It's not too spicy but there is a sweet, yeasty banana aroma that is satisfying enough.

The flavor starts out nicely but tapers off a bit toward the finish. I get more of the banana but also some lemony tartness in the mix. It's a relatively clean tasting beer, almost too clean. The body is not there like it should be. The carbonation is lightly sharp, but not foamy enough, and the beer is overall to thin on the palate.

Overall this beer is too much on the lighter side for the style- in appearance, taste, and mouthfeel. I was really hoping to like it better as it is an easy to find, local Arizona brew. I could see how it might be somewhat refreshing on a 115 degree summer day in Phoenix, but it's not good enough for me to buy it again. It might work however, as one of those gateway craft beers for someone just getting started...

Photo of ksi4077
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Steve_Oldrati
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of SicemWT
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Dogleg
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jeff1973
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of bmoney_az
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Crafted on 4/15/14.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, spice, and cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, caramel, and spice 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing too memorable in my opinion.

Photo of IreRican
3.32/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A vigorous pour from the can into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a nice gold hue that shows a lightly hazed, bright gold color when held up to the light. Spicy clove notes are noticeable as soon as I pop the tab and this is backed by a nice grainy character that reminds me a bit of dried grassy and barley husks. The nose has a light tartness to it and the clove accentuates a sweet fruitiness that is a bit like green apple or perhaps some sort of melon, but the fruit is definitely secondary to the clove. Soft banana like notes struggle to be noticed underneath the clove and there seems to be a touch of a tin like note to the nose at times.

Dry up front as it first hits my palate, but as it rolls across the tongue it picks up a perceived sweetness from an ample clove character. The finish has a touch of tartness and wheat character, but really it is the clove like phenols that seem to stick to the palate. Fairly light and refreshing, but this does have some body and texture to it; it is not as creamy as the best versions of the style, but neither is this too thin. Having said that, the texture seems simplistic somehow, though I really think it is the bland malt character that this is really attributable too. This has a bit too much of a green apple flavor to it and this seems to accentuate a touch of something that reminds me of a macro lager.

This is not horrible as this is a serviceable HefeWeizen. It just doesn't really integrate all together and it is missing much of the complexity and richness that is needed in a good example of the style.

Photo of trappistlover
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(12oz can). Pours cloudy yellow with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma has yeast, wheat, banana and clove present. Taste has a sweet malt with a bit of hop bitterness. Thin bodied with oily texture. Finish is smooth. This is a very easy to drink beer and I’ll be looking to pick up some more as the temps climb here in Arizona.

Photo of woodychandler
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My thanks (and that of The CANQuest (TM)) to bennetj17 for some more CANs to keep the madness moving right along.

From the CAN: "This product does not contain orange or lemon flavoring"; "Craft Beer For Beer Drinking". Plus, it is made in ChANdler, AZ and if Ballast Point ever begins to CAN, maybe Cousin Colby and I CAN meet at their CANvention.

The Crack & Glug produced only a finger of soapy, off-white head that dissipated like it had somewhere else to be. I was left with a cloudy orangish-amber beer with a modicum of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose was heavy on banana, leading me to wonder why my homeboys didn't mention that fruit in their disclaimer. Did they really add banana flavoring? I jest. Seriously, though, very heavy on the banana esters and light on the citrus and almost no evidence of clove. No clove?!? I weep. Mouthfeel was on the watery side (what is it with the wheat beers today?) with a big up-front banana flavor underlain with some citrus. Finish was still fit for a barrel of monkeys until the etreme finish when I caught a hint of clove spiciness. I seem destined not to be a big hefeweizen drinker.

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Hefeweizen from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.