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Wild West Hefeweizen - Ruby Mountain Brewing

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ruby Mountain Brewing visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of the finest malted wheat, Pale and Munich malts, gives this unfiltered Hefeweizen style Wheat Ale it's Golden color and signature flavor. German Weinstephen Weissen yeast contributes the fruity and spicy flavors found in our true Bavarian style Hefeweizen.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 12-20-2002)
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Reviews by thaichile:
Photo of thaichile
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a nice head aboard. Nose is not overly hoppy. A good sign? Not really, very bitter but also thin and watery. Not robust and does not take a stand although the bitterness remains throughout. Thanks to BlindPig for the bottle.

thaichile, Jun 26, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was a wee college lad when I first had this, a good degree of clarity for style, which they say is a flaw, but whateva, I do what I want! Bright yellow, tons of carbonation. Clovey aroma.

Taste, near, crisp. Lemon and saaz hops I would guess going on. Keeps zesty by the immense carbonation. Was pretty thin body wise. The old lady's favorite amongst the brewery.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of BeerManDan
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very hazy light wheat yellow. The smell was of cloves and wheat. The taste was of clove and wheat. The finish was sort of a bitter/sour with a nice lace. I was a surprised that this brewery had produced a real nice, pleasant wheat beer. I would buy it again! Second time around and it was consistant in aroma and flavor!

BeerManDan, Dec 20, 2002
Photo of BlindPig
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Thin white head on a cloudy yellow/orange body.
S- Nice big wheat aroma, banana and bubble gum come out nicely too. Some light grass hops to help balance it out just a bit.
T- Bubble gum comes through pretty big with a wheat flavor trailing it. Grass hops come through a bit and leave a light bitterness on tongue.
M- Medium/thin body with medium/high carbonation.
D- It is alright. I can get better Hefe's but I wouldn't mind one of these if I saw it on tap at a bar.

BlindPig, May 23, 2007
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with twist off cap.

This hefeweizen poured a clear yellow color with very white, creamy foam that persisted and coated the glass a little. There was a good steady stream of fine bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The smell was light citrus/lemon with some malty sweetness. The taste was lemony (citrus) with a light, tangy fruitiness and mild maltiness, and a very light touch of clove. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium-light body and a tangy aftertaste. This was a nice, refreshing wheat beer.

UncleJimbo, Aug 01, 2004
Photo of MobBarley
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This one has a pale golden hue that doesn't do much for me but has a unique appeal of sorts. The had and lacing are transient and copious amounts of carbonation inundate the glass. Some sediment too. Aroma is of butterscotch and fresh biscuits with just a hint of piney hops. Alcohol is apparent in the nose. The flavor is, for lack of a better term, peculiar. It is smooth, fruity and flavorful like a wheat should be, but there is a turpentine note here as well that doesn't balance well with the more typical hefe flavors. The finish is nice and dry and crispy though, and this mediated my taste rating a bit. The finish is bananas and mild alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is frankly too carbonated and a bit thin. Combined with the fruity aspects of the brew, it is almost like drinking a Wyder's Cider or something. Drinkability is average because of its unique characteristics. True to the style and similar to stuff I had in Munich several years back. It's just not my "cup of beer".

MobBarley, Feb 10, 2004
Photo of RenoZymurgist
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a very heavily carbonated slightly hazy deep gold color. Nice head formation subsided quickly. Aroma is of cloves and a little banana. Tastes dry and crisp with a spicy character that is has a hint of clove. Finishes with a strong carbonic bite and dry maltiness. Over carbonation made this one have a rough body character. Drinkable if there is little other selections available.

RenoZymurgist, Aug 22, 2003
Wild West Hefeweizen from Ruby Mountain Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.