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Old World Hefeweizen - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Old World HefeweizenOld World Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
83
good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-02-2008)
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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kmk1503

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2013 00:28:39 | More by kmk1503
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-08-2013 00:33:40 | More by pkalix
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-16-2013 00:35:58 | More by Gobzilla
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Nightrain87

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-12-2013 16:52:48 | More by Nightrain87
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scottiethebody

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

02-08-2013 21:24:06 | More by scottiethebody
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rhino54

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-10-2012 16:31:01 | More by rhino54
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lillieja


3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy and golden. Small white head that didn't last long.

Smells of yeast, wheat, and banana. Slight hint of spices.

Tastes like an above average geman hefeweizen. Has the spicy character and slight hint of banana. I usually like a little more of the banana and clove taste in my german hefe.

Mouthfeel is pretty typical. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall I like this beer and would have it again. Not as good as some of the hefewiezens I've had from germany but pretty good for the west coast.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 02:51:47 | More by lillieja
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TehParabox


3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very nice golden color, few bubbles and cloudy (foggy)

Smell: the smell doesn't have any overpowering, but the scent of banana and zest are the most noticeable.

taste: I gotta say! it's pretty good, it's very balanced it's not very strong and there are no bad aftertastes. You can taste the hops a bit and it's a bit sweet and fruity. Definitely can taste a bit of banana, citrus, and a hint of spice. Very sweet and has a wheaty-spiced aftertaste that's pretty good. Very well balanced, very good beer..nothing overpowering just very good.

mouthfeel: it has a very good body, it's refreshing and light, not too dense and goes down pretty smooth.

overall: very good for starters of this style, I enjoyed it but I'm definitely going to seek out more. It has an abundance of flavors but I cannot say that it's the best of its kind but definitely a good choice to run into. I recommend this it's definitely flavorful but has no "impact" between the flavors it's very subtle but very good and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 06:36:00 | More by TehParabox
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2012 23:15:20 | More by beerpadawan
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-24-2012 02:49:46 | More by t0rin0
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AlexM

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-12-2012 16:39:26 | More by AlexM
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Lucasperea

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

06-01-2012 21:12:24 | More by Lucasperea
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2012 06:53:25 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Drinkerofales

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy golden straw, a little dark for my preference, but an excellent huge white head forms and takes for ever to dissipate, leaving random chunky lacing.

Smells of tangy lemon, wheat, yeast, with a light spicy/peppery hint at the end.

Taste is smooth, a bit of wheat, a light banana fruitiness, and a yeasty tang, which lingers for some time.

Texture has a little bit more body than I am looking for, but it remains very smooth and easy to drink.

Having just reviewed the Wiehanstephaner, I kind of knew what I was looking for in a wheat beer. While this beer is extremely good, it seems like each aspect is missing just a tiny little something. Still a great beer.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 06:17:20 | More by Drinkerofales
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Irrationalist

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-28-2012 23:24:01 | More by Irrationalist
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jorgemir

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2012 05:06:52 | More by jorgemir
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DM1293

California

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste - Its a hefeweizen that works a more citrus-banana level than on cloves. The hoppy characteristic that they say is in it is a background flavor, one which you might not even notice if you drink your hefe's with a wedge of lemon or orange.

Overall - Solid Hefeweizen. Good for the hot weather, no doubt, with the refreshing hop characteristic.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 03:49:17 | More by DM1293
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, yeast, and banana aromas. Taste is very nice with wheat, spices, yeast, bubblegum, and a strong banana flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen that is quite tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 16:44:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-17-2012 19:33:59 | More by John11486
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-12-2012 15:45:46 | More by bpackertx
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TrojanWheels

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-18-2012 22:21:37 | More by TrojanWheels
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AnIrishCroi

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep golden yellow, haze present throughout body. Thin white head with medium retention. Light carbonation present.

S: Strong smell of banana, subtle notes of clove, bread, and honey.

T: Heavy on the banana, true to this style. Sweet taste throughout, aftertaste lingers, remains sweet.

M: Creamy. I loved how this wets the entire palate an coats the mouth. Not heavy or chewy, had medium body but very wet.

O: Enjoyable medium bodied Hefeweizen. Flavors true to the style. Really enjoyed how sweet it was and how the lingering flavor and mouthfeel was.

Served draught into tall pint. Allowed for development and funneling of smells, appreciation of the deep color and appearance.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 01:23:15 | More by AnIrishCroi
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bs870621345

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with an inch of head...decent lacing.

Smells like banana and cloves with bread mixed it.

Taste follows smell...basic, straightforward and pretty good.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy but nice carbonation

Overall, it's good. It's not the best but not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 00:16:10 | More by bs870621345
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mjr2377

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-16-2011 06:12:58 | More by mjr2377
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2011 18:55:47 | More by mhaugo
Old World Hefeweizen from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.