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Hefeweizen - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 IBU

(Beer added by: Gusler on 09-21-2003)
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Yesdog, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of downhilldrift
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Four Peaks Hef sports a great golden look right off the bat. A bit cloudy, and a bit more orangy than yellow. Huge flavor, with a hint of fruitiness to it. Slightly sour as if there were a lemon in it, but of course was not sporting one. The smell of it is great, and goes well on a hot sunny day in Arizona. Also a bit versatile, pairs nicely with more than a few of their menu selections as well.

downhilldrift, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large, rich flavor hits you right away. Lots of German esters. Finish is more like an American wheat-- hoppy and a bit harsh. Quite malty and mouth-filling. Very fragrant with cloves and fruit. Bitterness takes the edge off the usual sweet Hefeweizen taste.

Starts out mellow with a crisp finish. Light golden color. Rather spritzy in the mouth. Very decent tap version of the style. Loads of flavor but less finesse, it that matters.

mactrail, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of rjochman
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a small amount of white head and leaves small traces of lacing.

S: Get a lot of banana and nutty tones.

T: Get a lot of flavors that coincide with the smells. Wheat, banana, and nut are the strongest flavors but also get a good amount of spiciness to the beer.

M: Light and smooth body.

D: a solid hefe and yet again another good beer from Four Peaks.

rjochman, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Phelps
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the Tempe brewpub and served in a standard pint glass.

Looks: unfiltered. A completely opaque yellow-orange liquid the color of overripe tangerines sits beneath a substantial, pillowy head of white that sticks around for quite a while and shows no signs of ever leaving. Some sparkly webs of lace decorate the glass as I drink.

Smells: like fruit punch. Lots of pear, banana, coriander, bubblegum and pineapple. Very sweet, very fruity, very nice.

Tastes: follows the nose nicely. Banas and pear juice again, with an accompanying pale malt dryness that shows itself at the finish.

Feels: subtly carbonated, smooth and medium-light-bodied. Just a little on the watery side.

Drinks: like one of the better American-made hefeweizens I've had. My second-favorite beer from Four Peaks.

Phelps, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of unclejimbay
2.55/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the 4P Brewery

This is quite possibly the most cloudy Hefe I have ever seen. Fluffly head, very cloudy, milky lemonade in color.
Banana and hefe yeast aromas are dominant. Appropriatte hefe flavors, but seems low carb and overly yeasty for a true Hefe. I know, I know Hefes are yeasty, but this one tastes like it came straight from the primary... on day 1!

Seems like it has some good potential, almost good but seems young, not impressed.

I think this may have been the bottom of the keg sediment, or maybe served to young. I followed up with the bartender and he said it seemed normal. If so, this one is not for me (and I love Hefes). Maybe I will try it another time if I visit again. Worst FP offering to date IMO.

I noticed it looked the same later in the week at the restuarant, I dont know, I am sort of turned off by this one.

I will stick with one of the other 7 fine offerings, most definelty the Hop Knot!

unclejimbay, May 20, 2010
Photo of Liverpool08
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a great Heffe. Nice cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Good aromas of banana and cloves, plus the musty wheat. Taste is even better, almost a Belgian type Heffe. Very banana, cloves, spicy Heffe. Good balance and very easy to drink. Flavors keep you coming back for more sips. My first from this brewery, and its very good!

Liverpool08, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ontap @ the Four Peaks Brewery

Appearance: Standard hazed yellow and right to style. Lacing is abundant.

Smell: Big time banana and fruit esters. Wheat also apparent in the nose.

Taste: Well rounded flavors. Bavarian yeast provides the trademark hefeweizen banana/bubblegum. Hops are there too, providing a lemony, spicy effect.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, easy drinking.

Notes: A solid little hefe' here. Right on the mark and would be a suitable quencher in the hot AZ sun.

Stinkypuss, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). Unfiltered grapefruit appearance, creamy mouthfeel from the majority wheat content, the yeast. Very lacey. The smell is bannana and cloves. The taste: the cloves are right there. Appropriate carbonation. A keeper.

Sammy, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served on draft at Four Peaks in Tempe, AZ. No one cares but this is my 400th review. Beer served in a shaker pint glass.

Beer is yellow / darker yellow and really super hazy, completely hazy. There is a lemon slice on the side of the glass and I get rid of it quickly. The beer is moderately carbonated but has nearly no head and there is no lacing on the glass (when I finished the beer I notice a little lacing at the bottom but really nothing before that).

Overwhelming smell of banana esters in this beer. I've had wheatwines that don't stack up to this smell. wow.

Medium to low bodied beer with a strong sweetness from a strong ester component. Overall the beer is really drinkable and has a nice clean wet finish to it. A great session beer no doubt. Definite clove flavor well balance and carried throughout the pallet by the carbonation. I really love this beer. Its a great hefe. I wish the lemon weren't there.

drabmuh, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of BretSikkink
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange and hazy. The first pours were well fizzy, with dots of lacing. The nose has some green peppercorns, grassy hops, with banana and clove. A sweet flavor that has some banana upfront, pretty fruity and sweet overall. Light body, refreshing and easy to sip. Definitely worth filling up the growler.

BretSikkink, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of bennetj17
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Frog and Firkin. Has a bright yellow appearance, hazy, but less cloudiness than your average Hefe. The head is a bit small though they did not serve it in a proper glass which didn't leave enough space. Carbonation looks average. The aroma seems a bit weak, I don't much except some light yeast notes and some lemon fruit.

The taste has a mild yeasty and bready character. There are also some notes of lemon citrus. There really isn't much phenolic spice at all, no banana flavors. Disappointing. The mouthfeel lacks the creaminess of a good Hefe. It has decent carbonation but still not on par with style.

This beer still maintained some drinkablity, perhaps due to the fact it was nearly 100 degrees outside. It is not a great example of the style, however. Not recommended.

bennetj17, Jul 05, 2009
Photo of msubulldog25
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another review from notes, a Saturday afternoon visit to Four peaks on 3/28. A pint glass full, on draft.

A: A hazed wheat yellow-orange glassful, like a watered-down orange juice. Thin white head, speckled patches of lace.

S: Pleasant clove/banana aroma, decent spices, too. My mother (not a beer connoisseur by any means) picked up on these esters when she had a taste. As authentic a 'Bavarian' efewezen as I've had from a US brewer.

T: Wheaty and grassy, lemon and a decent spicing. Bubblegum sweetness. Tasty, leaning towards sweetness and lacing a spiciness or mild hopping for better balance.

M: A little bit thin, rather oily/slick. Grainy wheat gives a lasting coating.

D: Oh so refreshing. On a warm day, there could hardly be a more refreshing beer. Smooth, satisfying. May I have another - please!

msubulldog25, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Casey Moore
Poured a golden color with a slight haze with a small white head. Unimpressive. Nose was rather light and flowery, with slight hints of citrus and clove but not to appealing or convincing.
Taste is light, wheat and minimal banana. The mouthfeel was crisp and had a slight bite.
Not an outstanding hefeweizen, but drinkable.

barleywinefiend, Mar 18, 2009
Hefeweizen from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.