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Big H Hefeweizen - Sun King Brewing Company

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very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: robwestcott on 09-24-2010)
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Reviews by RoyalT:
Photo of RoyalT


4/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance - This is a nice, cloudy yellow with a full, lingering.

Smell - The wheat is light and pleasant here with a hint of lemony citrus, strong banana, and rich bubble gum. This is the first American Hefe I've smelled that actually smells like a German Hefeweizen.

Taste - The flavor was rich in bubble gum and banana. My preference is towards a wheat-forward profile but this is acceptable for the style.

Mouthfeel - These is light and fluffy in the cheeks, a very elusive character for American efforts at the style.

Drinkability - One of the few decent American efforts at the style.

08-13-2011 21:54:44 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bierguy5


3.63/5  rDev -5.2%

Cloudy, golden color. Maybe some slight orange hues. Great looking rocky white head. Lots of fine bubbles supporting the head. Great retention and sheets of lace.

Nice banana, yeasty notes up front. A hint of bubble gum, and a short glimpse of clove. Slight herbal and earthy hop finish.

Good tart, wheat feel up front. Just a bit of sweetness. Slight citrus zest flavor. Some banana and bubble gum notes. Clove is very minimal. Slight earthy finish.

Lighter body, carbonation is not as lively as I would hope, but not bad. Very easy to drink. A pretty decent version.

09-23-2011 00:46:39 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of Shagtastic


3.15/5  rDev -17.8%

Had on tap at Ale Emporium

Poured a nice golden with little head but looks great. I love the color on this beer. Smell was your typical hefe with cloves and banana. Taste was a bit off for me. I'm not a big fan of anise and that is all I could seem to get from this beer. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Really easy to drink. Overall this was just an average beer that I really was not that impressed by. Hopefully they'll get some of their beers that are actually good out into the market and not just at festivals.

07-31-2012 17:16:49 | More by Shagtastic
Photo of sweemzander


3.63/5  rDev -5.2%

Growler poured into a Hefe glass. Thanks to Kyle for sharing!

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color that produced a good fluffy white head with good retention.

(S)- A good lemon wheat profile with hints of bubblegum and banana. Subtle floral spicy notes.

(T)- Similar to the smell with a good lemony wheat and banana; straightforward.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Light and refreshing. A tad thin, but not bothersome.

(D)- Overall, a good Hefeweiss for sure. Lighter, but has the flavors I would expect.

11-01-2010 17:30:28 | More by sweemzander
Photo of DrunkinYogi


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2013 21:08:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
Photo of BSuter


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-13-2013 15:20:12 | More by BSuter
Photo of robwestcott


4.72/5  rDev +23.2%

grabbed a growler at the brewery a few hours ago.

poured from the growler to a sun king shaped pint glass a hazy sunshine yellow - a 'too careful' pour resulted in a fairly thin white head. (second and third pints were poured more aggressively resulted in a slightly bigger, though still small-ish head.) minimal lace.

pleasant aroma of lemon rind and citrus.

tastes of citrus, marshmallow, spices and a subtle hint of banana. a very rich, hearty brew for the style.

extremely smooth, medium bodied, medium to highly carbonated, certainly more body than other hefes i've sampled - very nice.

ultra drinkable.

09-24-2010 18:41:27 | More by robwestcott
Photo of Tsar_Riga


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-01-2014 22:39:40 | More by Tsar_Riga
Photo of adamb0719


4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2011 21:56:30 | More by adamb0719
Photo of MSandahl23


4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-16-2014 04:01:13 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of salvo


3.13/5  rDev -18.3%

Sun King Big H Hefeweizen is a light golden ale that doesn't connect much in my mind with hefeweiss. No cloves or bananas, in the nose or on my palate. Appearance is golden, yet clear as a mountain stream. It is full of grain flavor. Little head and poor retention. No hops to speak of.

10-21-2010 01:26:29 | More by salvo
Photo of jnikkel


4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-27-2012 17:05:13 | More by jnikkel
Photo of NathanKinney

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-14-2012 17:53:29 | More by NathanKinney
Photo of Kyrojack


4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-01-2013 23:04:32 | More by Kyrojack
Photo of mynie


3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Growler poured at the brewery, consumed about 30 hours later.

This is pretty boiler plate. Nice body--not too creamy, not too firm, just right and in between. Nice whitepepper spice, nice bananas. But there's something about the flavor that just seems a little ersatz. There's no adulterants here, though; it's more like the yeast just doesn't fully jibe up with the wheatmalt. The result is a little candy-like, a little medicinal.

That's not to say that it doesn't taste good, because it does. It's just that this beer's yeastmanship isn't up to Sun Kings usual (very high) standards. With their strongest asset muted, we're left with a solid, boiler plate beer that gets the job done even if it's not exceptional.

09-26-2010 03:13:04 | More by mynie
Big H Hefeweizen from Sun King Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.