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Hefeweizen - Golden Road Brewing

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 10-18-2011)
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-27-2014 23:07:11 | More by TruePerception
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-17-2014 03:26:23 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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gregmoscetti

California

2/5  rDev -41.9%

05-01-2012 00:10:16 | More by gregmoscetti
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-14-2014 22:47:44 | More by aquazr1
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ehammond1


3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

On Tap

Golden Road Brewing Grand Opening Party
Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA

Hazy, golden orange and and yellow with a thick white head, though, surprisingly, it doesn't leave much lace at all on the glass.

Pleasant and somewhat simple aroma: light banana and clove with a bit of wheat. Not as strong or powerful as my favorite within this style.

Light banana, clove, a hint of black pepper, and a little pear combine for a pleasing, accessible flavor. The flavors aren't quite as big and bold as I would prefer, even within style, but I think this is a very accessible and drinkable hefeweizen.

Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

I think Golden Road accomplished exactly what they sought to do with this beer: an accessible, incredibly drinkable, relatively low-alcohol, flavorful hefeweizen.

10-18-2011 01:36:11 | More by ehammond1
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JasonFromLA

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-31-2013 18:43:13 | More by JasonFromLA
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-30-2013 17:03:07 | More by ste5venla
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sn4r3m1k3


3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-22-2014 02:49:47 | More by sn4r3m1k3
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-01-2013 21:45:57 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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EchoParker

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-18-2014 21:24:32 | More by EchoParker
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PretzelCity

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-19-2014 02:31:06 | More by PretzelCity
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CCInCharge

California

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2013 09:02:29 | More by CCInCharge
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-04-2014 22:18:39 | More by Danielr26
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-09-2012 03:45:58 | More by GRG1313
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pleasewearpants

California

4.03/5  rDev +17.2%

Standard hazy burnt orange color, not much head on this pour. Aroma is light banana clove. Very complete and balanced. Taste is similar. Everything you look for in a hefeweizen yet no one steals the show. Mouthfeel is fantastic. Particularly light yet still full and flavorful. Slight creaminess. This is not a style I particularly like but this is a beer I would happily drink again and again. Overall great balance and a very thoughtful and delicious approach to a style that can often be one dimensional.

10-30-2011 22:31:37 | More by pleasewearpants
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-03-2013 06:55:26 | More by g_jenkins
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LakerLeith

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-13-2014 08:54:43 | More by LakerLeith
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MaxSpang

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-02-2012 02:38:44 | More by MaxSpang
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jsanford

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%

Can courtesy of Nosignsofpain. Thanks Sam!

A - Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a soapy white head that settles to a think haze and sudsy ring, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Crisp, fruity aromas of banana and ripe pear with a touch of clove and a good amount of sweet bubblegum character.
T - Moderately flavorful, with banana and bubblegum jumping out the most, followed by a muted clove note. A bit watered-down.
M - Fairly crisp, with a slightly watery medium-thin body and good carbonation.
O - Decent enough Hefeweizen, probably nice on a hot day, but I'll stick with Weihenstephaner.

01-24-2012 03:30:46 | More by jsanford
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Jree261

California

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%

A-Golden tangerine with vibrant white foam out of the can.

S-Soft banana

T-Banana and lemon citrus.

M-Creamy texture with good length on the finish. My favorite part of the beer.

O-Not bad, best during a warm day. Not terribly remarkable however.

05-31-2013 00:13:27 | More by Jree261
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EzraAtom

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

06-24-2012 02:28:54 | More by EzraAtom
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Eighty

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-05-2013 18:57:16 | More by Eighty
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kylefurlong


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-02-2012 00:03:47 | More by kylefurlong
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Zorro

California

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%

Cloudy burnt orange colored beer with essential no head.

Smell is spicy, smells of Belgian witbier yeast and bitter orange. Distinct Earl Grey tea aroma. There is a little bruised banana aroma but the Belgian scent is far stronger.

Starts out light and spicy with a banana and oranges flavor. Lemon is present as a slight sourness. Lots of wheat malt but no toasted flavor, think Matzoh bread not saltine cracker. Lightly sweet be really has more of a sensation of starchiness. Slight passion fruit flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall a weird yet tasty take on the Wheat beer concept. Would love to see their version of a straight up Belgian Witbier.

04-29-2012 00:14:57 | More by Zorro
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

From 16oz tallboy to Bruges hybrid glass on 1/30/12
*From notes

-- Thanks, Samanatha --

*It should be noted that this is from the first run batch. It should also be noted that the can was short filled, missing 2-3oz of beer.

A: Because the can was short filled, I was worried about carbonation, and therefore I gave it a hard pour down the center of my glass. Luckily the carbonation came alive, and produced a modest and soapy looking 1.75 finger head. The color is really lovely - unfilterted, warm tangerine. White lacing rims the glass, as does a solid white collar.

S: The traditional hefe characteristics are certainly here: banana, clove, candied sugar and mild yeast. But what's really awesome about the bouquet is the substancial amount of west coast hops that I get, which really adds a cool complexity to it.

T: Well balanced. It's not nearly the wheat bomb I've come to dislike in the style. Sure it's hefe-y up front (as it should be), but it transforms and evolves on the mid, as a citrus-like hop oil kicks into gear. The finish is quite floral, and the malt stands strong, providing a real backbone to the beer.

M: I figured the short fill would bite this beer in the ass, and it does just that on the feel. I'm actually surprised it's not carbless, as there is a modest amount of bubbles. What I do see is the potential, as a proper fill would cut down on the oily texture, making for a really top notch canned wheat beer.

O: I gotta give it up to Golden Road. There Hefe is a pretty damn good stab at the style, and one of (if not the best) canned wheat based brew I've encountered. I'm hoping the SoCal market drinks this up, as it's quality beer with tons of appeal.

Easily recommended.

01-31-2012 21:16:01 | More by Rhettroactive
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Hefeweizen from Golden Road Brewing
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