EOS Hefeweizen - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.64/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed on tap at Founder's in Westport. Poured into a (much to my dismay) standard 16 oz tumbler. Part of the fun of drinking a bonafide Hefeweizen is admiring how beautiful it looks in its special glass. Oh well.
Appearance - Golden-amber sunshine-like cloudy body, with a pathetic accumulation of a half-finger thick head. This is not the first time I've had beer from this place that seemed under-carbonated for the style. I wonder if they have tap issues. Head is bright white and what's left of it (I guess it might have sat at the bar for a few minutes) retains a lacy film across the top of the liquid. All that being said, other reviews seem less than impressed with the head, so perhaps it's the beer, and not the bar.
Smell - Predominant characteristic is fruity, banana-like phenols. Some hints of mild spice as well, and then the base of bready wheat comes peeking through on the finish. A bit unbalanced and sweet for my taste--I really like the wheat to shine on this style, with the other flavor profiles adding complexity in the background.
Taste - Less of the banana characteristics than the smell, which was close to overpowering. Now, some of the other elements, like clove, nutmeg, vanilla and the wheat are more in the forefront. So far, the taste has been the best part of this beer--I guess if you're going to get something right, the taste is a good place to start.
Mouthfeel - Low carbonation, with body that is on the light side of medium. Clean finish with no lingering aftertaste. Moderately refreshing.
Overall, this beer makes me think of why you don't see a ton of American-brewed beers in the true Hefe style. There are so many top-of-class versions from Germany that I imagine it's hard to break into that segment. There are about five German Hefeweizens that I would gladly drink ahead of EOS.
Serving type: on-tap
08-12-2013 19:42:00 | More by LambicPentameter
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3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Hazy wheat hue unfiltered 100%, beige head fine speckled lacing. Aroma big over ripened banana notes with clove and vanilla exploding on the senses. Flavor has bubblegum sweetness, clove and vanilla, a hint of citrus and malted wheat notes. Big over ripened banana pushes it into the realm of almost cloying, which doesn't settle well with me considering a can of Nebraska Brewing Eos hefeweizen cans in the Burgh will run you around 40 bucks plus tax. Needless to say there's many better PA brewed versions including Yuengling Summer wheat, the mouthfeel on this has some sturdy carbonation big malt layers, sharp wheat/citrus some balance but the yeast phenolics here are out of control with the ripe banana, vanilla, clove notes making it a bit cloying for me. Overall, still easy to drink and a solid American version of a hefeweizen just nowhere near as good as the German versions or Pennsylvania Deutsch population that has carried on the tradition of great hefeweizen.
Serving type: can
07-05-2014 21:50:35 | More by WVbeergeek
3.81/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tall hefe glass: color is gold, dense and opaque, head is white and frothy, medium sized bubbles, some lacing.
Smell is bread, biscuit, wheat, toasted malts, some light banana, clove, and some bubble gum.
Taste is less bready and wheaty than the nose, but good flavors, toast, wheat and biscuit, similar to the aroma there are some banana and clove notes.
Mouthfeel is quite solid, good presence and lingering flavor, not too drying.
Overall, a very solid hefe interpretation, yeast off notes could me more pronounced and maybe more wheat flavor, but it has a good presentation and clean mouthfeel.
Serving type: can
06-18-2014 00:49:37 | More by mvanaskie13
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can pour at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy white 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, banana, caramel, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, banana, 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 and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and a solid example of an American take on the style.
Serving type: can
06-04-2014 17:26:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.09/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazed amber with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Pretty average for lacing & head retention
S: Green bananas & doughyness
T: Green bananas, sweet breadyness pears, slight grassiness, slight metallic hoppyness up front. More green bananas, pears & metallic notes as this warms. Finishes with green bananas, sweet doughyness, pears & a little bit of dryness & cloves
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation
This impressed me, pretty well thought out hefe, very drinkable
Serving type: can
06-02-2014 03:03:12 | More by russpowell
EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.