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Hefeweizen Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
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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DousedInStout

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured 2/3rds into a pint, swirled the bottle, and poured the rest in. The appearance is a hazy, golden maize color with white head that dissipates fast. The aroma is a bit off - some clove and banana, but with a hint of DMS. The taste is decent, and better than the nose would insinuate - sweet banana and clove, as well as some chewy wheat. The mouthfeel is silky, and the carbonation is appropriate. Overall, a decent Hefe from Santa Fe.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 01:50:39 | More by DousedInStout
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Hefeweizen Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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