EOS Hefeweizen - Nebraska Brewing Company

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EOS HefeweizenEOS Hefeweizen

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009

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.

13 IBU
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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a cloudy gold with a creamy white head that quickly fades away to some spotty lacing.
Great aroma with lots of banana and clove, a slight bubblegum note and a bit of cracker as well.
Very tasty brew with lots of banana goodness as well as hints of clove and cracker. A perfect, slightly bitter and lasting finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy.
This is an outstanding hefe. Other than the lack of head retention, it is spot on. Very tasty and refreshing. Well done!

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of cuttlery
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's pret much as described in the description here however a little too banana flavored for my liking

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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

Photo of Kegatron
3.82/5  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.

Photo of hophugger
3.65/5  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.

Photo of Gmann
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a weizen glass

A- pours a pale and clear straw color with a small creamy white head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- big fruity aroma of banana and bubblegum up front, with some crisp wheat, light bready notes & some earth

T- sweet and fruity up from with flavors of banana and clove, phenolic flavors add dimensions of musty yeast and crisp wheat that continues into the finish

M- light-medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth crisp finish

O- an easy drinking hefe with plenty of fruity/banana notes

Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of Forb
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

(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.

Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of Westyn
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

For some reason when I drink this, I get a taste of banana runts. I dig it.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Warsteiner pokal. Pours a light golden amber with a fine half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Classic hefe aroma of wheat, banana and clove. Flavor follows; wheat, clove, banana, lightly crackery, finishing dry with light clove bitterness. Light bodied. Flavor a bit of a let down after the quite excellent aroma. All the expected hefeweizen flavors are present, but somewhat subdued and light in the finish. A good, but not noteworthy hefeweizen.

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of TheCondor
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Mississippi National Guard (Camp Shelby) mug, actually poured a can plus some of another can in there because the mug is 16 or 18 ounces. Second in the Super Bowl tasting extravaganza.

Appearance - A bright golden beer belches forth a dominating fluffy white head of three fingers, which leaves excellent lacing as it slowly dissolves throughout the beer. I already love it.

Smell - As expected from a hefeweizen: banana esters, funk, big wheats, and some sweet hints from a bit of fruitiness.

Taste - Much better than I had expected. I wanted to hate on the unknown beer from the unknown brewery trying to jack with one of my favorite styles. Lesson learned. Banana, cloves, and a big wheaty, breadiness. A bit of fruitiness here as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. I would like a little more body and thickness to the mouthfeel, but it is still good. Least favorite part of this beer.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Weihenstephaner is one of my favorite beers ever (me and a million others), so it comes as no surprise that I can be snobby on hefe's. However, this is a good beer from a nearby brewery. I will buy this again. Condor recommended and approved.

Photo of CHickman
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow gold color with a creamy white head that faded quickly, leaving decent lacing.

Smells of wheat, grass, yeast, hay, lemon, light caramel, banana, coriander and light spices like pepper; basic lemony hefeweizen smell that's nice on the nose.

Tastes like it smells, with wheat, grass, yeast, hay, lemon, light caramel, light grains, coriander and spices like pepper; very tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light, airy and crisp, with a smooth velvety spice tingle on the tongue, little to no carbonation and a surprisingly medium body for such a light tasting beer. Good overall, and a nice session beer that screams of a good summer standard.

Photo of Merak
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not as foamy as is expected from a hefe but hung around well enough. Good amount of yeast haze after gentle agitation and step pouring. Flavors were spot on, banana, nutmeg, light clove. Body medium to light, will put this in second to third place for my favorite american made hefeweizen. #1 for me is still New Glarus Dancing Man.

Photo of PieOhMy
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint glass

A. Light soupy orange. Little head. Lacing at the surface.

S. Fresh. Spring rain. Clove. Banana.

T. Lot of banana. Earthy. Grainy wheat. Sugary malt.

M. Light and clean. Spicey, clove after taste.

O. Fantastic hef! One of the best I've had. Very pronounced flavors. Don't you dare put a lemon wedge and in this beer.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy banana flavor really stands out.

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EOS Hefeweizen from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.