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Ellis Island Hefe Weiss - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 20.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-04-2003)
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Reviews by Schmittymack:
Photo of Schmittymack
3.38/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one during recent trip to Vegas in October of 2010. Poured a light cloudier golden color with a thin head that lasted only for a couple sips. Nothing much on the nose except wheat. Taste was a touch of lemon and spice with
wheat the dominating taste here. No hop bitterness; very quaffable. Not my favorite of the brews I've tried here but for $1.75 a 20 ounce pour (free if you're playing), a nice brew that's definitely better than the BMC stuff you can get at the bar.

Schmittymack, Nov 03, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV on 8/14/07.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, wheat, lemon and a little bit of spice.

T: The taste mainly consists of a lightly bready wheat flavor along with flavors of lemon, spice and a very thin hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, decent representation of style, it's a good beer to stick with for an evening, especially at $1 per draft.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of RBorsato
1.55/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Tasted on-tap 02/26/07 at the Ellis Island Casino & Brewery in Las Vegas, NV.

Advertised as "EI Weiss"

Hazy white-ish yellow, typical of the style, with a low white head. Ugly buttery aroma -- not good at all. Flavor is slightly better but not much ... think of butter on citrus fruits. Medium bodied with light creaminess but a bad tasting finish.

Per EI website: Made with wheat and malt.

RBorsato, Mar 28, 2007
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2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap Ellis Island Brewery & Casino

Poured a cloudy golden-yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated to a thin layer. Grains and mild citrus on the nose, as would be expected in the style. Light hoppy taste, lemon, a little bit metallic. Light body but a little harsh and a metallic aftertaste. Moderately drinkable, but I wouldn't get more than one.

Rifugium, May 08, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hoping that this beer was a traditional hefeweizen, the beer falls a bit short. But still a formitable beer nevertheless. The light malt bill shows a nice blend of pilsner and wheat with hints of graininess showing here and there. Light on any yeast character: low fruity esters, low phenolics. The only spiciness and fruitiness comes from an acidic lemony note. Combined with the light hopping, the beer does offer some balance and variety. Finishes with a bit of grain and acidity which washes the palate and crispens up late.

Simply an ok beer.

BEERchitect, Dec 29, 2008
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SlightlyGrey, Jun 24, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy deep gold with a thin head. Aroma and flavor both have some bread and citrus qualities, but both are lacking the banana and clove esters that I expect in a hefeweizen. This beer was more along the lines of an American Wheat... and a somewhat boring one at that. Has a light body, with mild carbonation. It is pretty refreshing, but so is water.

zerk, Mar 24, 2003
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3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This unfiltered hefeweizen poured a cloudy light golden color with good white foam. The smell was modest, but was fruity (bananas). The taste was malty and fruity (bananas) with some yeast flavor in the aftertaste. The taste was ok but was thin. The mouthfeel was very thin, but was smooth otherweise. The drinkability was good but the thin body detracted. I tasted this with and without added lemon (they seem to add lemon without asking), and with a lemon wedge, the flavor was actually overpowered by the lemon.

UncleJimbo, Feb 04, 2003
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub: Pours a hazy light yellow color with a thick and foamy white head. Thin, stringy lacing that left rings. The aroma is light wheat and that’s about all. Light-bodied and fairly crisp with a rather mundane flavor. Light wheat and hops is about it. The finish is clean and light. This isn’t a bad tasting beer, but it is pretty boring.

Dogbrick, Oct 18, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy buttery yellow
S: fairly wheaty, not very complex.
T: incredibly typical for a wheat, I think it's really hard to brew a bad wheat, but I think they did it. I'm not a wheat fan but I expect a little more than this.
M: bitter, this wheat really needs a lemon, or an orange. lightly carbonated
D: I didn't even finish this beer, I drank half and left the bar. incredibly dissapointed with the "best micro-brewery in Las Vegas"

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Ellis Island Hefe Weiss from Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.