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Yuengling Summer Wheat - Yuengling Brewery

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408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 04-03-2014)
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New summer brew from Yuengling done in a traditional German style...hefeweizen.

Here's their description: Yuengling® Summer Wheat is carefully brewed with a combination of wheat and barley malts. Hallertau hops and Bavarian-style top fermenting yeast deliver a thick, creamy head with overtones of banana and clove esters. This authentic German Weizen style beer, with a slight hazy appearance, concludes with a crisp finish.

I did some digging it also weighs in at 3.59% ABW or about 4.5% ABV, and about 11 IBUs. The type of beer meant for the summer time consumption. Pours a hazy amber orange hue much deep in color than some of the other popular summer time wheats available it looks more like Schneider Original Wiesse . Big creamy textured white head, fine speckled lacing left behind.

The aromatics explode with banana and clove, mild spicy notes hints of citrus peel but it's all yeast, barley, and hops to create an authentic wheat beer. What's next for Yuengling if they are able to execute a hefeweizen this well, I can't wait to see more traditional styles. Liquid bread, more fruit explosion mild spice very aromatic.

Flavor wise, fresh baked bread, spicy yeast notes more banana and clove a hint of vanilla in the backend...with bright citric wheat additions. I love everything about this brew so far. Technically they couldn't have done any better their other seasonal releases like the Oktoberfest and the Bock beer leave a lot to be desired, they're always adding the caramel coloring to their beer. This stuff tastes like all grain brewing!!!

Mouthfeel has that German feel with the effervescent carbonation pairs great with grilled chicken or brats or really anything off the girl. It makes me want to go out and grab some more and pair it with some grilled mahi mahi or tuna steaks tonight!!! Light to medium bodied all of the grain gives it great texture perfect level of acidity makes you want to gulp this one down. It goes with out saying this is bottle conditioned and unfiltered in all it's glory be sure to enjoy and swirl your bottle to get every last drop of authentic hefeweizen yeast into your glass!

Overall, I think I said it throughout this review I love this beer, some people think hefeweizen is for chicks, screw that this is man beer and it's damn drinkable and flavorful. Best part, are you ready? It retails for about 7 bucks or under, forget about the stale German imports this summer and crush as much of this stuff at the lake, at a concert, or in a boat as you can while the getting is good.

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Yuengling Summer Wheat
12 oz. brown bottle

Well I have to give Yuengling credit for actually making a Bavarian style weizen instead of some lemony or basic-American wheat. I'm really impressed. Just to bring in another yeast strain is something, especially when they didn't really have to - they pretty much could have done anything they'd wanted and they'd still have seen sales increase.

As to the beer, it's a pretty decent version - without looking at the label I immediately knew what it was intended to be. I could go back and forth comparing it to other offerings (from Germany and elsewhere) but I don't think that's necessary. There are 'lighter' versions of the style available in/from Germany, and I'm referring to a range: body, color, malt content, and depth of yeast character. I would put this somewhere in there, but that's not to say it's "not to style", because it is. It's good! In fact, if it has a fault I'd say that it could have better head retention and lacing; everything else is just preference.

Overall it's a decent weizen. If it was placed side-by-side in a blind tasting against some of the better known and more popular German versions you'd clearly note a difference, but against some or the lesser known and smaller breweries you might not... and that says something! I was pleasantly surprised, and if you're a fan of the style you owe it to yourself to at least try it.

NeroFiddled, Jun 05, 2014
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Yuengling Summer Wheat from Yuengling Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.