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Hefeweizen - Tree Brewing

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81
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Un-filtered wheat Ale. A distinct cloudy appearance, with banana and clove undertones.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 07-22-2006)
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Photo of fisherman34
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange and gold in colour with medium carbonation. Potent aromas of banana, clove, and gum-drops. Good wheaty thickness on the palate. Some fairly assertive yeast flavors to this one, not to mention grainy. The lemony-banana fruit flavors are more reserved. There are some grassy hop notes on the back end as well, with a slightly drying finish. This one is very close to being excellent. The aroma, the body, and the potency of the flavors are there, but it’s just a bit too yeasty and dry. At least it’s not sweet or watery like some other attempts at this style. Many thanks to Presario for the tasty extra.

fisherman34, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of hoser
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tend to rate all my beers on the other beer website but someone pointed to support Canadian Micro breweries I should rate on both sites so here it goes. Stefan the head brewer at Tree studied at Weihenstephaner so he knows how to make a Hefeweissbier and this clearly shows; way to go Stefan!!! Meatier as a Schneider and fucking drinkable

hoser, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of vanrassel
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the best domestic Hefe I've had, and even though it isn't quite in the same league as a classic like Paulaner, it's certainly worthy of a recommendation to anyone who comes across it.

It poured from a 650 mL bomber with a fluffy two-finger head topping a cloudy straw-coloured body with some copper highlights. The smell seemed underwhelming — a little banana, but not much more.

The taste starts with banana, bubblegum and some general fruitiness that yields to a lemony puckering in the middle. It finished spicy — a little too much so, in my mind, for this style. The mouthfeel and carbonation make for a smooth brew that is, for the most part, a refreshing experience.

vanrassel, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of Cwrw
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love to see domestic craft brewers trying their hand at the oft-unmatched style of a true German hefeweizen. Tree has always done well with all their styles though, and this hefe by Tree should be interesting. This is new to Alberta.

A 650ml bottle here: simple yellow and white label with the word "hefeweizen" across it. The beer pours a thick unfiltered orange colour, with yellows and tangerine colours. The head is solid, thick and bright white in colour. Good retention and good lacing. So far so good. The beer is impermeable, but certainly doesn't have any "floaties" of yeast in it, like some other domestic hefes I have tried. The aroma is plagued by over-ripe banana, like so many attempted hefeweizens, but it's pleasant enough. To its credit it has some bark-like spiciness which I have found in some Germans. Cream and butter, some clove and a distinct bitterness. Not overly complex, but better than most other domestic varieties, I think by far. Taste is spicy, full of banana and ends with pronounced bitterness--very good hopping indeed. It starts light and very creamy on the tongue, with some metallic tang and numbing clove. By the middle the taste is full on banana and other fruits, as well as some spice. The finish is actually a little TOO bitter for a hefeweizen. All in all though, this is mighty tasty. Low in carbonation, with a full mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. This is the best Canadian hefe I have had, and, rating in view of style for that demographic, this rates high on my list. Recommended.

Cwrw, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of Orrshow
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours a golden color resembling honey slightly. It’s cloudy and has a small amount of white head.

Smell – Banana is there along with sweet nectar and cloves. I smell citrus hops and grains as well. Overall quite nice here.

Taste – Not as strong as the smell suggested. It’s somewhat malty and quite full of banana flavor. I also detect grapefruit and lemon with some adjuncts. Not bad.

Mouthfeel – This one has a decent body to it...not too heavy not to light. The carbonation is a little sharp on the tongue though.

Drinkability – Pretty good. I didn’t have any trouble here downing this one.

This has the characteristics of a good Hefeweizen. Some fine tuning would improve it though.

Orrshow, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of elricorico
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow-arange with a finger of creamy head. The head isn't as big as I expect from a hefe, but it seems to have some staying power. Lacing is left all over my weizen glass.

The smell is loaded towards the bubblegum and cloves. Banana is in there, but more sugary than natural. The strength of the clove aroma almost gives it the impression of smokiness.

Cloves again take the lead in the taste department. Sweeter flavours seem muted in this one. Tart is the overall impression. Doesn't seem to have much variety to the flavour.

For a hefe this one is full bodied, it has a creamy feel. Carbonation is subtle, not overdone.

This doesn't go down quite as well as some of the best hefe's I've had, but it is still a good beer on a hot evening.

elricorico, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of IronDjinn
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can't believe I beat the B.C. boys in adding this one. Picked up a bottle of it at Willow Park. Hard to miss this one, the bright yellow label stands out amongst the riff-raff.

Came in a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a very cloudy/hazed solid apricot hue, very dense in appearance. A large white merruengue-like spongy head caps it off, and retains well.

Aroma is straight wheat grain, candied bananas and nutmeg, no other perks or quirks, simply true to style.

This is a very malty hefe, a solid wall of wheat malt up front, which becomes the predominant flavour in this ale. Mostly rounded, just a touch of tartness that brewing with wheat can sometimes provide. The true flavour profile doesn't present itself until the full bottle is eventually poured out into the glass. The wall of malt fades back a touch, yet the wheat does become more sharp and tart. In fact it finishes with that wheat tartness, perhaps assisted with some sort of hop bill as well. Not much spice in the flavour, just a hint of nutmeg towards the finish.

The mouthfeel is full and thick, perhaps a bit too thick at times for a summer quaffer, but I'm not really complaining about that, it's always nice to come across a beer with a solid body.

In the end it's a fairly one-dimensional take on a hefe to me, however all of the components of the style are in there. A good stepping stone ale and introduction to the style for the uninitiated.

IronDjinn, Jul 22, 2006
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Hefeweizen from Tree Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.