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Yuengling Summer Wheat - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 409
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JJStorm, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of IPhantom
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a sixer at Rodman's in DC. Looks exactly like Yuengling transformed into a wheat beer--about 2 shades lighter than the Lager, with a big white head that laces in tiers. Nose is to the biscuit malt and spice ends of things, but definitely some banana, pineapple and clove in there too. Taste follows suit, big and malty with some clove, banana and a nice hit of spice. Crisp and pleasantly skunky (probably signature Yuengling yeast) on the end.

In short, it's basically exactly what you would think a Yuengling wheat beer would be, and in no way is that a bad thing. I already wish they would make it all year.

IPhantom, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

WesMantooth, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Dirk_Chappelle, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Chadbeer7
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Chadbeer7, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a generous permanent white head and hazy orange-gold color. Aroma is bubblegum, banana and cloves. Flavor is overwhelmingly bubble gum with some clove and pale malt and wheat coming through. Mouthfeel is light and easy. Overall, a bit challenging ester-wise but good nonetheless.

EagleTalon, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GOBLIN, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, banana. Taste is crisp, bananas, spices, a bit of wheat, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good sessionable beer that would be great on a hot summer day.

tone77, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Yoda22, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

wonothesane42, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

psmith161, Apr 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

skelton00, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of xk6m6m5x
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

xk6m6m5x, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

dpage27, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yuengling Summer Wheat brewed by the Yuengling Brewery. This wheat brew pours out a cloudy amber color. I'm not too big on the color of this brew. This brew is non filtered, also a small white head. The smell is nice and clean and fresh and rich. The taste is smooth and crisp. You can pick up some banana and spice. I like the taste of this brew. There is nothing bad out the taste or the mouthfeel of this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3.75 out of 5. I will be picking this brew up again.

nicholas2121, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured chilled from a 12oz into a weizen glass, thanks to Stakem for sharing a bottle from his fresh case -cheers!
A - the color is dark golden with thick haze with snow white rocky head with two finger depth and average bead, but excellent lace and retention. The smell has a slight dried fruit ester from the yeast with nice wheat maltiness in the nose. The feel is fruit with moderate carbonation and light yeast spice with mostly dry finish... it could be more carbonated, but is smooth.

The flavor is not overly yeasty, yet still has a faint resemblance to a weizen with mild ripe banana essence with subtle clove spice accent and malt which comes and goes toward a slightly hoppy finish which is nice but unexpected. I guess this is a shift in the Yuengling M.O. since I can't recall a texture or taste of hops in their products, but it is welcome I would not call this a very good Hefeweizen, however it is a pretty drinkable beer so why not - cheers to Yuengling for a very drinkable wheat.

Slatetank, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yuengling Summer Wheat from Yuengling Brewery is the first brew I've drank by this company besides their orginal lager. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew has the standard wheat beer head that consists of very fine bubbles that dissipate quickly. This appearance of the brew is again, stand wheat beer. Murky brown translucency, a sign of a quality made authentic wheat beer.

Smells like bubblegum and bananas, a more traditional approach to this style. Now I know I'm in for a new experience with this brew.

Initial taste of the aforementioned bubblegum and bananas with an inviting lip-lick of clove. These are all of the attributes I've read about and completely agree with, now that I've had the pleasure of drinking this brew. Nothing lingering on the tongue, although a quick pepperiness comes and goes towards the very end. I like this and feel that it adds to the "summer liveliness" of this seasonal beer.

Overall a pretty good 3.75 . This is the first German-style wheat beer I've consumed. Every other one has been Belgian-style. I'm glad I got this chance to travel the globe yet again in the form of a lovely brew. I will certainly buy this brew again for , you guessed it, hot summer days.

Caveworm, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Beerforme2000, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Loco_Joe, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BeerCon5, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

sajaffe1, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Iamstryker, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark honey amber with mucky yeast cloud already showing before swirling the rest of the bottle in the glass. A big fluffy white head crowns the beer with a lacing edge and big bubble dimple top. Impressive.

Sweet banana with brown sugar, toasted wheat malts, vanilla creme, powdery yeast cake, nutty lemon cake, and marzipan. Dulled clove esters, but a lot of fruit and cream. This is one boisterous yeast strain. It smells fantastic.

Banana forward with dryness in the form of a steely wheat malt base. Bready, but not terribly big. Some peppery spice notes with a citrus twang near the finish, right before some moderate bitterness takes shape. Has a toasty finish with compounded yeast esters fighting with a robust wheat malt. A little nutty too, with more of that almond, and a powdery sugar dusting; but, not sweet. Very fresh, but revealing is its simplicity. Works very well for the style, offers character, but also reveals some shortcoming ingredient quality. Except the yeast, the yeast is top-rate.

Carbonation is a sudsy dream, but the body could be just a tad creamier. It still has that fat stream viscocity, however. Almost outstanding.

Yuengling has done an exceptional job with this summer weizen. Rising on my personal top ten chart for great value summer case purchase is this beer. Cheers, from the hefe lover!

thecheapies, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ShanePB, Apr 18, 2014
Yuengling Summer Wheat from Yuengling Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.