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Hefeweizen - SanTan Brewing Co.

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124 Ratings

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Ratings: 124
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

orangesol, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

leroybrown10, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MA08, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Camjmorton, Jan 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jschott75, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

GABrew, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

stealth, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

KetchumSuds, Sep 16, 2013
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.

TommyLiam, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of qquique1010
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

qquique1010, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

Auraan, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ralphw56, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

alucard6679, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GraduatedCashew, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

45nDown, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

tzieser, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bsuedekum, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Steve_Oldrati, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

FMetzger, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Arsenal0328, May 07, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly clear honey color with a surprisingly modest head for the style; the foam fades quickly and only leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Bananas and citrus, with an earthy aspect and a hint of clove

Taste: Wheat bread and banana, up front, with white pepper and orange peel developing, in the middle; citrus peel dominant, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Overall: Not a bad hefe as domestic versions go (and most domestic versions are much worse); while it dials the banana in nicely, some of the other flavors are out of whack; the mouthfeel also lacks creaminess;

Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity

brentk56, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color with a nice foam when poured enthusiastically in the Duvel tulip. This has a pretty good sudsy mouthfeel as well. More substantial mouthfeel than a lot of the wheat beers. While not outstanding, there is a pleasant spicy aroma.

Quite sweet as well as spicy. Malty and warm. Plenty of the banana and cloves, with something like a citrus, orange peel flavor. More than a hint of bitterness in the finish. Thoroughly pleasant Hefeweizen and a nice quaff.

From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

mactrail, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mmilyko, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

crobinso, Apr 03, 2013
Hefeweizen from SanTan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.