Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +28.2%
The brew pours a gorgeous cloudy honey colored body topped with a creamy white head that hangs on strong.
The aroma is everything you should expect for this style; cloves, bubble gum, banana bread, cotton candy, with a touch of sugary apple tart.
The flavor is close to the nose with a hint of juicy lemon on the tail end. We have a light hop presence here, just perfect.
The mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Overall this is great hefeweizen, and I look forward to drinking this all summer long, and then some.
06-23-2013 21:20:21 | More by godlessape
4.47/5 rDev +27.4%
Received a 1 PINT 6 FL OZ bottle in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur & price is unknown (extra!). Poured from the bottle w/ a big Shark Skeleton on the front & "To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance" on the front into my Mizzou Hefe Glass.
Note: No Freshness Date, but after enjoying this brew, it didn't matter!
Aroma- Has a VERY sweet, citrusy aroma with nice wheat character. Very clean and has a light bit of yeast as well. Refreshing aroma!
Appearance- Pours a 6+ finger head that is bubbly, frothy and has amazing retention. Stays almost the whole time drinking! Has a semi-hazy, golden color body that is perfect for a hefeweizen style. Has very thick lacing all down the glass.
Flavor- Light grains and lemon tastes from the start with a huge sweetness behind it. Has no hop bitterness, making it very smooth.
Mouthfeel- Light- Medium Bodied, HIGH Carbonation, Smooth, Refreshing, and leaves good grain/lemon tastes on palate.
Overall Impression- This has to be one of the most refreshing Hefeweizens I've had all summer (and its basically Fall)! Very refreshing, Smooth, and has huge lemon notes all the way through. If you can, find a bottle of this! Perfect for the style and thanks for the brew Curtis!
09-11-2011 02:28:05 | More by DCon
4.28/5 rDev +21.9%
A 22 ounce bottle from jyounger30; thank you Jay for this great brew!
The pour generates a voluminous, outright massive, fluffy white head that lingers forever. I had to stop and wait for it to settle just to finish dividing the bottle amongst the three glasses for my friends and I. The body is a vibrant, hazy, straw color. It is so hazy, in fact, that one simply cannot see through it. The smell is of wheat, strong banana, straw, some hay, a burst of citrus (primarily lemon), and some faint pine. Very well done. Similarly, it tastes of straw, bountiful banana, lemon, hay, and a strong sensation of wheat. Again, well balanced, refreshing, and just downright enjoyable. The mouth is crisp, finishes clean (slightly dry), and is very refreshing. Overall, a phenomenal brew. I couldn’t find a date code (though honestly, I didn’t look that hard at this one), but I can only assume this thing was very, very fresh.
08-18-2011 01:02:56 | More by eclipse54
4.2/5 rDev +19.7%
Hefeweizens don't get any better looking than this: Cloudy straw in color with huge white head, thanks to swirling the bottle.
Spicy clove aroma.
The taste is classic too: spicy with typical banana and clove flavors.
Overall one of the best hefes in America.
08-23-2013 02:18:27 | More by Shaw
4.08/5 rDev +16.2%
A 22oz bomber pored into a Sweetwater Pint glass
A - A very yellow, golden straw color. Nice finger and a half of lace which recedes quickly, but leaves a lot of yummy looking lace on the top and on the glass. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating up as well
S - Smells no different than any other Hefe. Lemon, bananas.
T - Wow, very tasty! Spicy, and bit of a hop kick. Lemon, bananas. Very good!
M - Highly carbonated. Light bodied. Very smooth throughout.
D - Extremely drinkable, especially on a hot summer's day. I can't wait to have this beer on draft at a local joint. Well done Sweetwater!
06-17-2011 22:42:33 | More by BeerDawgs
4.01/5 rDev +14.2%
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Sept. 22, 2014
Poured a honey, golden hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy off-white head. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top.
Smelled banana, cloves, kiwi, caramel, slight butterscotch, melon, Circus Peanuts and green grapes.
Tasted pretty close to the nose. Got cloves, banana, Circus Peanuts, kiwi, green grapes, caramel, melon, tropical notes and sweet candied notes.
Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, fruity finish.
Really liked this Hefe.
08-09-2014 23:43:06 | More by BucannonXC5
4/5 rDev +14%
22 ounce bottle pours a hazy yellow gold body with a large white head. Good retention with patchy lace.
Aroma has lemon, banana, clove, and grassy hops.
Medium body and carbonation.
Taste has bready wheat, clove, banana, lemon, and bitter grassy hops that kick in midway through.
An excellent and very drinkable American hefe.
07-31-2011 22:55:18 | More by merlin48
4/5 rDev +14%
just a great beer overall...the color is cloudy such as a hefy should be...the smell was just as of a regular wheat beer....nothing too fancy...the nose contained a small amount of the banana esters....
but the taste had it all...really creamy feel...the taste also had a touch of american yeast as well as a german yeast....really weird....i love the creaminess of this beer....goes down very smooth....awesome hefy
06-07-2011 00:25:45 | More by nickthegun12
4/5 rDev +14%
Pours cloudy yellow/light orange...looks like a mimosa. Head was white as can be, 2 fingers, very fluffy and left nice lacing. Big banana and clove aromas, with hints of citrus and bubblegum sweetness. A bit more citrus on the taste, slight bit of a hop zing. Nice and crisp on the tongue, light bodied, clean finish. Overall, a good solid hefeweizen...very well-rounded tasty, and refreshing in this Florida vacation heat.
06-26-2011 21:45:56 | More by EgadBananas
Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.