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EOS Hefeweizen - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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 thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Swirled in all kinds of bottom-can yeast to get a truly turbid sunset color. Head rose and popped down to a disintegrating foam cap. Looks the part.

Bubblegum, lemon peel, hefe yeast, German wheat, musty banana, and a touch of mace. Nice and spicy. Great nose.

Spicy clove, wheat, lemon peel, unripe banana, yeast muck, nuttiness, touch of white pepper, and bubblegum. One of the spicier hefes I've tasted. Hints of grains of paradise notes and orange rind. Kind of a clove bomb, with a touch of white pepper. Good stuff.

Milky body with some slickness. Holds mouth weight. Carbonation is only a sparse tickle. Slammable.

Very good hefe. Pretty spot-on. Some craft flair that doesn't go awry. Done right. Love that it's in a can.

thecheapies, May 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

tigg924, May 05, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

bsp77, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy yellowish orange with a lot of bubbles. About one finger of white head which fades into a thin patch. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of banana and clove. Wheat and pale malt with hints of straw, grains, Hefewiezen yeast, and cracker. Lots of fruit esters with hints of bananas, lemon zest, orange, apple, and pineapple. Hints of bubblegum as well as sugar. Spice hints of cloves, pepper, and slight nutmeg. A pretty solid wheat aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a nicely fruity, yeasty, and spicy wheat driven taste with good notes of clove spice, banana, and other fruit. Upfront wheat and malt presence with notes of grains, straw, Hefeweizen yeast, caramel, and cracker. Good mix of fruit flavors with notes of banana, orange, apple, lemon zest, and pineapple. Good notes of bubblegum as well as some sugar. Spicy notes of clove and pepper as well as some subtle nutmeg. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Nicely crisp, juicy, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Hefeweizen. Good mix of fruit, spice, and yeast notes.

MattyG85, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

chinchill, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +5%

sgttibbs, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of RDW
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

RDW, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Griffith, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sammy, May 19, 2011
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jheezee, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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

russpowell, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Kegatron, May 20, 2011
Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +5%

Bieniek30, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy light amber-orange with an OK head and minimal lacing. Aroma is strong with banana with a background of grains. Flavors of bananas and once again backgrounds of wheat grains. Feels fruity and smooth going down and overall is pretty well balanced.

hophugger, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

beerman999999, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gmann, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of drone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

drone, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of CrummyLuke
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CrummyLuke, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

tone77, May 06, 2014
Photo of Forb
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Forb, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mikeburd1128, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

(3.10) A: Soapy active capping fizzles out rather quickly to a skim covering. Pale lemon coloring, some haze with several streams of carbonation. No lacing. My first pull top can.

(3.25) S: Small funk of orange , some lemon, banana and canned pear yeastiness. Light in factor.

(3.60) T: Flavor was banana and orange, canned pears with a splash of lime-lemon. Bright flavor, orange-wheat and bubble gum with a light hint of cloves.

(3.55) M: Bready medium body, light in carbonation, warming orange yeastiness on the inner cheeks.

(3.60) O: After a somewhat weak visual and nose, the flavor turned out fairly decent with a good bubblegum yeastiness. I like the pull top can that opens things up a bit when proper glassware may not be available. More, if not all cans should go this route.

beerthulhu, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

akorsak, May 17, 2011
Photo of Chilly_E
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Chilly_E, Jul 27, 2014
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EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.