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EOS Hefeweizen - Nebraska Brewing Company

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium to full-bodied beer, pale to amber in color, is most accurately described as a Bavarian wheat beer. The aroma and flavor of this unfiltered beer is decidedly fruity and phenolic — a big word for a brew that tastes like cloves, nutmeg or sometimes vanilla with banana-like esters.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009)
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Reviews by capra12:
Photo of capra12

New York

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Reviewed solo at RnH

Appearance: poured a hazy wheat and lemon flesh yellow. Little head.

Smell: I get a yeast, light grains and fruit esters.

Taste: opens with a light grained profile. Subtle fruit enters and a yeast profile enter the middle to finish. I get a bunch of wheat and slight citrus tang at the finish. This leaves a wheaty and light grain aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied and leaves a slight film on the palette. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: this brewing company cease to fail in producing solid brew true to the style. I recommend this to those seeking a solid hefeweizen. I would be glad to have this again.

08-11-2010 22:40:33 | More by capra12
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924


4/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: banana, coriander, and fresh wheat

Taste: banana, lemon, coriander, and fresh wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium bodied and moderate carbonation

Overall: A really good domestic hefe where the wheat shines. It seems really fresh in the can. Hits all the typical marks in the style as the banana taste is spot on. Easily do a six of these.

05-05-2014 17:23:24 | More by tigg924
Photo of bsp77


4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow. Looks orange when held away from the light. A relatively aggressive pour plus the high carbonation produces a fast forming foamy head but subsides faster than I would like without much lacing.

Smell: Wheat, banana and only a hint of clove.

Taste: Strong wheat taste with a good amount of banana as well. The clove is pretty light. There is a lingering wheat aftertaste that just barely detracts from an otherwise outstanding tasting Hefeweizen.

Feel: Pretty high carbonation, with a very smooth, creamy body that is fuller than expected. Mostly dry finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding Hefe, up there with Schell's as a top echelon American made example of the style.

08-02-2014 23:19:11 | More by bsp77
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West Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

07-05-2014 21:50:35 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%

12 oz can poured hazy golden-amber with a towering, foamy, bone-colored head. Very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: ripe banana, clove, apricot, Spicy.

Flavor: banana; light spicing; light baked bread; apricots; Spent grain in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter.

Feel: Medium body with soft but high carbonation.

O: very enjoyable hefeweizen with great feel and good complexity.

07-22-2014 14:31:43 | More by chinchill
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2014 17:37:20 | More by sgttibbs
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-18-2012 02:18:30 | More by RDW
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

halfway between a regular wheat and a hefe.Decent drinking beer, not the best of the style. Orange coloured body, lacey. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. A little clove,a tad of bannana,understated carbonation and that's a good thing. On tap at The Ginger Man NYC.

05-19-2011 14:09:08 | More by Sammy
Photo of russpowell


4.09/5  rDev +5.7%

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

06-02-2014 03:03:12 | More by russpowell
Photo of Kegatron


3.83/5  rDev -1%

On tap @ TJ’s (Paoli, PA) on 5/14/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a hazy gold, topped with a finger of bright-white colored head. This retains with a thin sudsy look, leaving back some minimal lacing. The aroma is very estery smelling, with notes of ripe bananas and spicy clove. A crisp bready twang of wheat is quite supportive underneath. The yeast really gives this some thickness in the nose.

The taste is a combo of bready biscuits and tight twanginess on the palate, with soft fruit and assertive clove flavors taking control. This finishes lightly grainy with some lingering dry fruitiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate crispness to the carbonation but this does have a certain amount of heft to it that unfortunately keeps this from being overly refreshing feeling.

This was decent. The yeast definitely added a healthy dose of flavor to this but also held the drinkability back some as well. Flavor wins out though in my book. Get a pint of this if you see it and take your time.

05-20-2011 19:04:56 | More by Kegatron
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 00:50:32 | More by Bieniek30
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-14-2012 21:33:06 | More by beerman999999
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a hazy golden color with a pure white head that settles into a solid ring. Nice banana aroma, with some clove and bubblegum as well. Not much else to say, spot on. The taste starts off with a lemony tartness which is followed by a candied banana flavor and some grains. A bit too sugary and not enough of the yeasty phenols but decent bavarian hefe taste. Light to moderate body with fizzy carbonation. Feels a tad thin for the style. The hefe drinks very easy and is fairly crisp. Good beer to drink outdoors while grilling food. Worth a try but it won't blow you away.

04-11-2010 00:55:44 | More by Gmann
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-17-2013 22:15:51 | More by drone
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-20-2014 14:23:47 | More by CrummyLuke
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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas and spices. Taste is the same, some banana, spices, a touch of wheat, highly refreshing and the glass is getting empty quick. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a great warm weather session beer.

05-06-2014 11:58:44 | More by tone77
Photo of Forb


4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

On-tap at Nebraska Brewing Co. - Papillion, NE...

Appearance: Very cloudy / hazy golden body presented with a lemon inside of the Hefeweizen glass.

Smell/Taste: Banana, cloves, vanilla. They nail this one right on the head as far as a German style Hefeweizen is concerned.

Mouthfeel: Light refreshing body with plenty of carbonation and a clean, crisp finish.

Overall: On point.

08-08-2011 23:49:47 | More by Forb
Photo of akorsak


3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Served on-tap at TJ's.

A: The hefeweizen is a golden color, hazy and clouded over. A finger of white head along for the ride.

S: Wheat, pleasantly tart, along with biscuity breads and banana sweetness. After the still-resonating clove intensity of Penn Weizenbock, a beer of this subtle nature easily gets lost. Late in the game clove returns.

T: Another good hefeweizen, summer's almost here! Sweet banana and tart wheat, more predominantly the wheat, are present throughout. A grassy hop finish is an undercurrent, as are the clove flavors. Biscuity malts are a pleasant support for the wheat. The wheat leaves a dry finish.

M: The mouthfeel is banana and wheat, tart and sweet, with a drying aspect that makes me want another sip. My second run-in with Nebraska Brewing and I like what I taste.

05-17-2011 01:21:50 | More by akorsak
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-27-2014 03:31:06 | More by Chilly_E
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-30-2014 02:32:02 | More by jaydoc
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-10-2014 01:12:36 | More by campfirebrew
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-25-2014 20:50:03 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and does not have any visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of wheat and sourness in the nose. Hints of lemon are also noticeable.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is slightly tart and sour with flavors of wheat plus hints of bananas and clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a light amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink. The sourness and tartness is unique for the style and makes this rather interesting compared to other hefeweizens.

08-14-2011 12:48:01 | More by metter98
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-30-2014 23:18:13 | More by JohneHoodlum
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-14-2014 02:09:26 | More by mpalestino
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EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.