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Wheatking - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with our signature weizen yeast, this unfiltered, 'cloudy' hef is a perfect match for the lazy days of summer. It's hip to be hazy.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2008)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by astout:
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astout

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Surprised by this one.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with surprisingly little head, not looking promising to me so far.

Smell is of lemon and a few grain/bread tones but not very much going on aromatically.

Wow, really surprises you on the palate, very high acid tart and lemony, stays with that citric tartness all the way through.

fresh and acidic really gets you with the sourness but retains that smooth texture.

Surprisingly refreshing summer wheat, something I will definitely revisit next summer, but maybe a little too acidic/tart for me for winter, and yes it could definitely not be hurt by adding fruit syrup type thing, berliner style.

09-23-2009 03:39:01 | More by astout
More User Reviews:
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-06-2012 03:31:02 | More by trail77
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

341ml bottle, a single refugee from the current Phillips mix pack.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with three hefty fingers of loosely foamy, and broadly puffy white head, which leaves some broadly spaced island group lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of sharp earthy, musty yeast, high school science lab banana esters, a coriander/clove midpoint spiciness, and a mildly leafy hoppiness. The taste is grainy, edgy wheat malt, understated, or perhaps just simple yeast notes, dry banana chips, a bit of apple fruit astringency, and leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is even, soft, and duly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the subdued banana, clove and wheat tropes fulfilling a rather preordained, if pleasant, destiny of sorts.

While not an outstanding or world-beater version of the style, this one still stands up tall and strong, worthy of respect, and multiple indulgences, should this be your particular pick of old-school German poison.

06-08-2013 03:00:41 | More by biboergosum
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Part of a Phillips dozen mixer
A - hazy straw golden, thumb of white head retained at a thin covering
S - mild estery banana & spice, grainy and adjunct like aromas
T - much like the nose, mild but still dominated by the pleasant yeasty flavours, mild grainy malt and leafy hops late in the finish
M - light body, creamy smooth with a slightly dry finish
O - a tasty and easy drinking hefe, as advertised this makes a great summertime beverage, I enjoyed this on a hot day and it hit the spot

07-01-2012 02:00:07 | More by joemcgrath27
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-21-2011 04:20:35 | More by pudoo
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maniacalmikal

British Columbia (Canada)

2.28/5  rDev -39.8%

has the appearance of a hef-cloudy, straw-yellow, white head (about a pinkie-finger's worth) but ... too lemony-tart & over-carbonated for my taste - didn't find those loverly banana/clove flavors in this bottle (of course, buying a taster's pack, I've 2 more bottles to test to see if this particular bottle was off - but at this writing I'm being generous giving it an overall 2.5 - keep on hoisting, lads-n-lasses ; )

08-17-2012 15:36:50 | More by maniacalmikal
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-22-2013 04:37:29 | More by Idrankthat
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2013 02:32:06 | More by Shadman
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

solid Hefe but not as good as the Granville Island offering. I felt it needed a bigger mouthfeel and more banana cloves in the flavour profile. However with a slice of lemon it goes down just fine in the summer. Not one of Matt's best but worth a try

07-17-2011 05:00:17 | More by canucklehead
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-23-2013 19:24:14 | More by Exeter
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-27-2013 02:49:25 | More by ZachT
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

03-05-2014 04:01:49 | More by phys1028
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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Very pale yellow, slight haze, active carbonation, moderate sized white head. Looks very nice in a weizen glass.

Smell: Grains and creamy fruit (such as banana).

Taste: Lots of wheaty grains and barely ripe banana. Just a hint of spice. Bright on the palate, very lively and fresh. Finishes dry and a little tart. Quite summery.

Mouthfeel: Rather peppy, but still nice and smooth.

Overall: This is my first Hefeweizen, so I am by no means an expert, but I found this to be a great summer beer. Something you would want to sip on a porch as the sun sets.

06-11-2014 02:25:12 | More by Eric_Standard
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Duggyb

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2014 18:45:01 | More by Duggyb
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-29-2013 06:49:25 | More by schopenhauerale
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-13-2012 10:46:53 | More by schnarr84
Wheatking from Phillips Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.