Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company

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80
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326 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: superdedooperboy on 05-23-2011)
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of DCon
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.29/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +21.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +20.5%

This is a fine and well executed Hef. Nothing spectacular in the flavor profile but it was done very well to the style. Body has a tinge of fizziness which distracts a little. Otherwise, flavorful and enjoyable.

Photo of Shaw
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Soft body.

Overall one of the best hefes in America.

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4.2/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.