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Hefeweizen - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Hefeweizen
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86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%


Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 06-13-2009)
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Aliano

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-22-2013 19:40:17 | More by Aliano
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-13-2014 06:06:17 | More by oso
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Taste-Acquired

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, Ca.

I was hesitant to try this beer as I used to drink a lot of hefeweizens and was pretty burnt out on them.

Pours a nice semi-opaque orange color with a half finger of head.

Smells like a standard hef but tastes like no other I've had. Lots of sweet citrus notes with a slight floral quality. The tap room employee mentioned that "no orange is required" which I'm excited to say is true. I hate getting a beer with a hunk of fruit hanging off of it.

If you're like me and possibly drank a lot of Blue Moon at some point in your life, let this hefeweizen reintroduce you to the genre. Now if only Firestone Walker would bottle this stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 18:09:14 | More by Taste-Acquired
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EchoParker

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-18-2014 21:46:32 | More by EchoParker
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-13-2013 18:54:58 | More by 21Maestro8
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onepersonriot

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-12-2013 02:33:16 | More by onepersonriot
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-17-2013 00:40:04 | More by dwagner003
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mverity

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-28-2013 18:01:07 | More by mverity
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-17-2013 22:29:29 | More by DrinkSlurm
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-13-2013 16:29:20 | More by tbeq00
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-26-2013 04:10:58 | More by mhaugo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-10-2013 16:29:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Davihaw

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2012 23:04:25 | More by Davihaw
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-03-2012 03:23:26 | More by tbone1384
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-03-2012 03:22:25 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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BucannonXC5

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into an imperial pint glass (20 oz.) at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012 for $5.50. One finger of head when I got it that was light, white and bubbly. Beer color was hazy honey orange. Good retention on sides of the glass and light on the top.

Smelled banana, cloves, Circus Peanuts, wheat, bubble gum and tropical fruit.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got Circus Peanuts, banana, tropical fruit, light citrus hops, cloves and bubble gum.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-above average carbonation, slightly lower than most hefe’s. Long, smooth finish.

Really enjoyed this for a hefe and really really enjoyed it for a summer beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 09:07:43 | More by BucannonXC5
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paulromeroii

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-07-2012 20:44:14 | More by paulromeroii
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jnoelani

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-25-2012 04:37:46 | More by jnoelani
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ehammond1


3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On Tap

Firestone Walker Brewing co.
Paso Robles, CA

Hazed light yellow in color with a near-white crown that doesn't last for long and only leaves small dots of stick down the glass. Appropriate.

A very mild aroma, with some orange zest, bubblegum, and banana. There's a bit of wheat and sweetness.

The flavor too is exceptionally mild, even for a hefeweizen. There's very minor amounts of banana and bubblegum, a hint of clove, but this is exceptionally wild.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A very average hefeweizen.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 17:46:01 | More by ehammond1
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2012 16:14:12 | More by bh123
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ejw127

Nevada

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-19-2012 03:28:03 | More by ejw127
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kojevergas

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a nonical half-pint glass at Firestone Walker's taproom in Paso Robles on its second day of operation. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were average given the brewery - which I find mundane.

Paired with a steak and some fries - quite well, I might add.

A: Pours a half finger white colour head of some cream, okay thickness, and pretty bad retention (~40 seconds). Colour is a predictable hazy orange-yellow.

Sm: Fresh orange peel, clove, and banana. Standard fare for the style. Pleasant but unremarkable. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Fresh orange peel, clove, banana, wheat as the foundation, and a hint of yeast. Balanced, fresh, pleasant, and enjoyable. Not horribly complex but it doesn't need to be. Refreshing. Built quite well for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet, slightly crisp, refreshing, and of good thickness. Complements the flavours well. Not perfect, but well executed.

Dr: Very drinkable. A good session hefeweizen. I'd get it again. Very solid. It's done typically and by the numbers, but it's very good for what it is. Its simplicity and lack of subtlety holds it back, but hefeweizen fans will really like this.

B-

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 20:31:20 | More by kojevergas
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DM1293

California

2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the Lazy Dog Cafe.

S'alright for a hefeweizen beer, using Bavarian wheat. Not really citrusy or refreshing, but a very smooth mouthfeel, with banana and clove the only flavors really greeting you.

I really don't like brews that are Bavarian wheat based, but this one is alright. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 06:39:53 | More by DM1293
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MisterKilderkin

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-02-2012 22:46:58 | More by MisterKilderkin
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-22-2012 20:45:57 | More by jhb138
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Hefeweizen from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.