Hefe - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
2.65/5 rDev -20.9%
Poured with no head. tad bit of carbonation. Amberish in color.
Smelled of ripe banana
tasted sweet and spicy (cloves)
Mouthfeel was heavy.
All in all, not what I expect for a Hefeweizen. If you were to drink this and live oak hefe, you wouldn't even know they were supposed to be the same style. If they were to call it a dunkelweizen, it would be more appropriate, because it is that much darker, sweeter, and heavier.
10-09-2011 19:17:47 | More by fivehoursfree
3.8/5 rDev +13.4%
Technically speaking just about every beer Ranger Creek releases is a new release. Earlier this summer they had two recession-themed session beers (a play on ‘recession’ and ‘session’, natch!): an IPA and a hefeweizen. Now they have a ‘regular’ hefe available and I’m glad to have caught it during their open house in September. (Bit of trivia: this hefe comes with a pedigree as it won the gold as a homebrew recipe in its earliest incarnation)
Poured into a nonic pint with a very faint amount of foam and some thin bubbling. Cloudy/hazy, with a dirty gold/straw color. It’s darker than I’d expect, certainly a few shades darker than the standard hefe. Yeasty, with bananas and some bubblegum on the nose. Citrusy. Very carbonated, zesty, heavier mouthfeel than I expected too. It’s big and vibrant and very enjoyable. So glad they’re not serving this with an orange!
09-11-2011 22:02:57 | More by elNopalero
3.65/5 rDev +9%
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a surprisingly dark orange that was very opaque, like a hefeweizen should be, there however; was virtually zero head that only formed a thin ring around the side of the glass. I attribute the zero head to the pouring by the bartender.
Aroma: Lots of banana notes, subtle clove and bready notes and a hint of spices. The aroma is really pleasant.
Taste: I was surprised how bitter the finish was on this beer. I don't mind bitter and its calculated IBUs could be within the limit for a hefeweizen, but it just seemed high. Taste wise there wasn't much complexity, but it wasn't off putting in anyway.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation that tickles the tongue. Refreshing.
Overall: I'll probably give it another try when/ if it's bottled, but if it is not bottled then I don't think I would buy it again. There is some steep competition in Texas when it comes to hefeweizens.
08-26-2011 14:56:40 | More by jamescain
2.33/5 rDev -30.4%
This is the second time I have been really let down by this brewery. This beer tasted like there was something wrong with the brewing process itself which is why I am so disappointed by it.
The beer was murky (almost as murky as their Mesquite Smoked Porter served at Draught House a few months ago). It smelled normal but tasted really bad. I found myself wondering if the beer had been brewed with unfiltered city water as there was a strong flavor of chlorine in the brew. It's pretty rare for me to not finish a beer I have paid for, but this was one such incident.
08-25-2011 20:46:52 | More by rcfunk
Hefe from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.