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Hefeweizen Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A true Bavarian wheat yeast, sixty percent wheat malt, and German hops make Santa Fe Hefeweizen Beer as true to the style as any American rendition can be. German Hefeweizen, with its hints of banana and clove, its delectable, spicy, hops, and its pale golden color, is becoming increasingly popular in America’s craft brewing world, and with good reason: hefeweizens are both light enough to please light beer drinkers, and complex enough to please true micro-brew connoisseurs. To mimic a classic German Hefeweizen, after pouring your Santa Fe Hefeweizen into a glass, swirl the last few drops in the bottle to loosen the yeast from the bottom, then pour the yeast over the top of your beer.

(Beer added by: DousedInStout on 12-27-2009)
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

curious hefeweizen here. pours oddly clear, urine looking yellow. where is all that sediment i am used to seeing in these? settled on the bottom? hardly. average white head. smells of sweet caramel, which is weird, because that isnt in the taste at all. candied fruit yeast notes and some sturdy wheat malt are most evident in the nose and the taste. none of the soapy feel some of these beers have. in fact, its very smooth and incredibly easy to drink. a 6er of this is no problem at all, especially after a hot day of working outside. feel works. its crisp for a hefe, refreshing to the max, and less than medium bodied. i wouldnt necessarily call this a conventional hefeweizen, especially based on the look, but i like it a lot. good beer as far as im concerned.

StonedTrippin, May 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

crobinso, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Texasfan549, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

bpackertx, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

TheBishopco, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Shock Top weizen glass. No obvious date. Numbers stamped on neck.

Appearance - Bottle leaves opaque white residue on bottom. Pours small white head with low to no retention and low stick. Slightly cloudy pale gold body.

Smell - Sweet banana malt. Thin and fruity. Smells like an actual hefe and not one of those American wheat beers they call hefes sometimes.

Taste - Wow. An honest to god hefeweizen. Weihenstephan would be proud. Taste very much like the godfather of hefe. The only main difference is the...

Mouthfeel - Head dissipates quickly. The body carbonation suffers a bit as a result. It's still light and enjoyable and really doesn't really isn't that much of an issue. But when you're rating in style, ever peculiarity of a style is scrutinized with a magnifying glass. While enjoyable, it doesn't stack up.

Overall Drinkability - Not bad at all. If only for the carbonation and retention, this would be a pretty legit hefe.

ZenAgnostic, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Exiled, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow amber; yeast sticks mostly to the bottom of the bottle. Malty with some spicy notes but not much of the traditional German estery flavors. Light body. Slight bitterness. Nice carbonation.

Not a bad beer but not a good Hefeweizen.

mactrail, Jul 17, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(12oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours hazy yellow with white head. Moderate carbonation. Aromas are muted, but banana, wheat, and coriander are present. Taste is sweet with some light bittering hops. Medium bodied with thick texture. Bitter finish. Average.

trappistlover, Jun 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Nice layer of yeast in the bottle. The color is a hazy light straw. The head is almost perfectly white and large; almost two inches.

The aroma is predictively full of banana and crisp lemon peel. There is some spice to it in there as well.

The taste starts out with a nice touch of wheat with a refreshing banana finish.

This is very refreshing. The taste is pretty authentic to style for fans.

andrewinski1, May 29, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden honey color infused with a haze. Smelled of fresh yeast and dusty hay. The taste was similar to the smell, yeast, wheaty biscuit and wet grain, not complicated, very straightforward. Good medio-light body with a crispness brought on by the carbonation.

I'd recommend it tried.

JoeAmerican77, Feb 15, 2011
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Hefeweizen Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.