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Hefe - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rcfunk on 08-25-2011)
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-15-2011 14:51:59 | More by drummermattie02
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-07-2011 18:00:53 | More by kjkinsey
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fivehoursfree

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 19:17:47 | More by fivehoursfree
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elNopalero

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2011 22:02:57 | More by elNopalero
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jamescain

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 14:56:40 | More by jamescain
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rcfunk

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 20:46:52 | More by rcfunk
Hefe from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
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