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Weisse Versa Wheat - Karbach Brewing Co.

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very good

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
German Hefeweizen / Belgian Witbier hybrid, brewed with coriander and citrus peel.

(Beer added by: lnashsig on 09-04-2011)
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a Three Floyds nonic.

An...interesting pour, to say the least. The body and head is appropriate: straw-colored with a marigold tint and a fleeting off-white cap of foam. However, the last bit of the pour released a 'slug' of yeasty sludge into the glass that gave the already-hazy body the consistency of Hot & Sour soup before it settled to the bottom of the glass. Aroma heads in the right direction, though, with a hint of Belgian wit spiciness and orange peel backed by vanilla and banana bread dough notes brought on by the wheat.

The flavor is even more pleasing, with a bright, spicy/citrusy balance to the front of the palate that finishes with a delicious, palpable wheat & banana body. Crisp, lively, refreshing. All the right notes are hit in terms of both flavor and mouthfeel. Really reminds me of Live Oak's hefeweizen in that respect, and for that--respect. Overall, a delicious wheat beer that I will surely be revisiting. Looking forward to the rest of my six-pack. Nicely done, Karbach.

wagenvolks, May 25, 2012
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The beer pours an ugly, murky yellow color with a white head. Even for a beer that is supposed to be hazy, this beer is pretty ugly. The aroma is full of wheat with a lot of banana and clove notes mixed in. The flavor also has a lot of hefeweizen character to it, with a lot of banana and clove notes. However, there is also a little bit of orange peel in the flavor, but I don't get any of the coriander that is used in the beer. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Proud to be the first to enter a beer on Karbach's BA page, and proud to have this new Houston brewery situated less than 2 miles from my house in Houston. They have a great brewing Heritage from Brewmaster Eric Warner, and I expect them to be a staple in my fridge and in my cup from here on out.

Got my growler filled with this beer less than 4 hrs ago at Petrol Station in Houston. Poured from growler into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a cloudy, light orange/yellow color. Crazy head fills the glass immediately- its almost reminiscent of a saison/farmhouse ale in appearance. Great head retention, stays around forever. Smell- coriander, citrus peel (orange), lemon citrus, and definitely a yeasty, bready quality to the aroma. Just smells fantastic. Taste- first thing that hits the palate is the coriander spice, followed by that dry citrus peel. Excellent carbonation makes for a dry finish. There is definitely a breadiness on the palate too- yummy sweet breads- something you would imagine coming from the dough of a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Man- this is an amazing beer. So light, airy, refreshing. I'm upping my grade to a 5 on the taste and mouthfeel. This beer is nothing less than world class- I can't wait to have it available in cans shortly.

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Weisse Versa Wheat from Karbach Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.