Hefeweizen Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
05-16-2012 01:35:46 | More by StonedTrippin
3.38/5 rDev 0%
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.
12-10-2011 05:35:09 | More by ZenAgnostic
3.08/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
07-17-2011 04:19:37 | More by mactrail
3.33/5 rDev -1.5%
(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.
06-13-2011 04:01:32 | More by trappistlover
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
05-29-2011 01:10:30 | More by andrewinski1
3.1/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
02-15-2011 16:19:09 | More by JoeAmerican77
3.23/5 rDev -4.4%
After opening and pouring, the foam was white wheat in color, and smooth. The color was gold with orange highlights. It had a hops/wheat balance aroma overtone with hints of orange peel. Its taste had a dominate hops and wheat balance with a light malted barley undertone with hints of orange peel. Mouthfeel - light-bodied and crisp. Drinkability - this is a nice crisp beer that would be good for the summer time due to the hints of orange peel, unfortunatly its winter time. Not too bad of a session.
01-17-2011 21:47:58 | More by Monsteruss
Hefeweizen Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.