Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +2%
A - Pours a bright, fairly hazy yellow with 2 fingers of dense white head, very good retention and lacing!
S - Lots of lemon citrus and light clove/banana esters.
T - A little heavy on the lemon IMO, not grainy/spiced enough. Citrus lemon up front, some light spices quickly fade into a mildly sweet caramel malty flavor, aftertaste is mostly lemony.
M - Very refreshing, light bodied, decently carbonated.
O - Not bad by any means, good flavor - i just feel the balance is quite a bit out of proportion to what I would like it to be. If you want a less spiced more lemon refreshing hefe, I'd point you this way.
08-26-2013 00:37:40 | More by MacQ32
3.91/5 rDev +11.4%
A - Appears a bright hazy straw gold color with a cream white head. Retention and lacing are below average.
S - Classic hefeweizen yeast aroma notes, mostly focused on clover rather than bubblegum and banana. Does have a nice grain note in the background similar to corn.
T - Flavor begins very light and crisp, which works into sweet flavor from grain bill in the middle. The finish really compliments the nose and fruity aromas. Aftertaste is short and clean.
M - Medium body. Decent amount of carbonation for style.
O - Definitely worth a try. Seeing this style come out from SweetWater is very exciting. It is great to see them move away from a majority of their new beers, which seem to be standard versions of styles with an higher content of American hops.
08-25-2013 02:20:55 | More by DrinkinBoy
3.24/5 rDev -7.7%
There is a very clean haze to this Hefeweizen with cloudy dingy yellow color. The head was bubbly, loosely settled an quickly dissipating.
The scent is strikingly Clovish, but more aromatic than the typical clove. There is also a fruity Esther aroma that is sweet and fragrant.
The taste is a little more fruity than clovey but there's phenolic aftertaste, ie Band-Aid. The fruity esthers simply can not over power the medicinal phenolic flavor that mixes with a weak bubblegum-like taste.
The feel is sharp, seltzer like and fills the mouth with bubbles. This is not Sweetwater's best entry.
08-23-2013 23:24:34 | More by KYGunner
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
2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
A: Poured a hazy yellowish color with a small white head
S: Big whiff of sulfur on the nose along with your typical ehefeweizen traits: banana, hint of clove and wheat
T: Thank goodness the taste did not carry as much sulfur as the nose but it was there. A little bit of spice, banana and wheat.
M: Lighter bodied, sordove efferevescent, not much to talk about it
O: Average American hefe
08-16-2013 19:51:52 | More by barleywinefiend
Sweetwater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen from SweetWater Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.