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Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
81
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156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%


Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: superdedooperboy on 05-23-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ive really started to like hefeweizen's lately so when i saw this one i picked it up- it says it benefits the "waterkeeper alliance." i havn't ever heard of the waterkeeper, but bc of this beer i looked it up- so it succeeded in raising my awareness. also this isnt a bad beer either. it has all the crispness and spiciness of a hefeweizen and it supports a good cause- cant go wrong with that.

Serving type: bottle

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Jadjunk

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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This free flowing Hefeweizen is our tribute to the great work of Waterkeepers across the globe, and a reminder that we all need to pitch in to protect one of Earth's most vital natural resources: clean water. Drink, skinny dip, brew, fish. Help save our waters." This charity ale finally reached full-time summer seasonal status in 6 packs for 2013 after spending a few years in incredibly limited-release bombers. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the Waterkeeper Alliance that work to keep local rivers, like the Chattahoochee clean. Brewed in the style of a Hefeweizen.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a sizable crisp frothy head of an ivory complexion over a pale gold amber body. Despite very mild haze, this beer has high clarity for a Hefeweizen. Carbonation is light and mellow. Retention is above average, with light spotty lacing. It's a pretty solid beer in terms of appearance, despite not necessarily falling in line with the style. 4

(Smell) Very reminiscent of a hefeweizen, with a moderate banana bread yeast profile, clean spices and very low esters or off flavors. A wheat base profile with a mild cracker malt peeking through. Balance is slightly sweet over light, but not cloyingly so. Lack of flavor diversity may be a valid concern, but in terms of simple, quaffable and clean German styles, this one does a fine job. 3.75

(Taste) Wheat malt is far more pronounced in the flavor, very clean, mildly sweet- arguably the centerpiece of the flavor. Yeast characters are further subdued- banana is toned down, leaving room for a now balanced clove-like spice and a dash of honey to add some welcome depth to the flavor. Highly drinkable, not overly sweet and the texture is not heavy nor thick. This beer dodges nearly every unenjoyable caveat that the Hefeweizen presents to an aspiring german-style brewer. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is mild- a smooth, soft wheat malt profile with some yeasty acidity and spice. Carbonation adds a touch of crispness to the texture. The body is medium for a hefeweizen, medium amongst all beers. Alcohol presence is low. 3.5

(Overall) A tasty Hefeweizen albeit a simple one that doesn't take any chances. If you're not a big fan of the German wheat styles, especially the ones with overdone yeast notes, this one is a fair homage to the simplicity that a Hefeweizen can maintain. If for nothing else, a donation to a charitable cause is a good reason to try this beer. 3.75

SweetWater Brewing Company's
SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
3.8/5.00

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Wheat Beer Glass

A - a vigorous pour yielded a massive overflowing head which slowly receded. Color was a beautiful crystal clear gold. Retention was pretty amazing and there was substantial lacing left behind. A beautiful beer.

S - mostly bananas and clove with some grassy notes too. The smell is not overpowering at all, but kind of gentle and pleasant.

T - taste is simple but appealing. The wheat notes are there along with the clove. The finish is dry and yeasty, but not pronounced.

M - a little thin and watery

O - I'm not really a wheat beer fan but this one is very drinkable, just the flavor is not particularly bold.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 03:20:30 | More by Mojo
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Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
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