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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
73
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
36
awful

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied, American style, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with a special Alt Bier yeast. That creates subtle citrus flavors that balance perfectly with the aroma and bitterness of Tettnanger hops and the delicate flavor of the malted wheat. Serve Squatters American Wheat with a lemon wedge for a refreshing treat.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 01-01-2007)
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.3%

The American Wheat Hefeweizen from Squatters was not too shabby. I thought the color was a bit strange...it was a very pale yellow almost like white grapefruit juice color. Very cloudy and had a thin white head. The scent had some banana and slight hints of clove. The taste started real nice, lil sweet, but the finish was a bit grainy. The mouthfeel was very light and refreshing and fairly easy drinking. Worth a taste.

07-14-2011 23:25:12 | More by WoodBrew
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Todd

Colorado

1.3/5  rDev -57.7%

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a twist-off cap.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange-amber coloured beer with a healthy white creamy foam head. This is an unfiltered beer and contains yeast that you should pour into the glass.

Smell: Clean smelling. Too clean. Some musty aromas, but that's it.

Taste: Smooth with a semi-soda-pop fizz and seltzer/mineral flavour in the background. Light-bodied. Yeast flavour is pronounced. Too pronounced and distracts your tastebuds from other flavours. It's musty and becomes bitty on the palate. Sweetness is almost artificial with a lot of dextrin character, the smallest dose of fruity character and a drop of caramel. Wheat flavours are pretty dominant in the form of tannins. Hops are slightly spicy with a shy amount of lemon flavour. Finish has some dryness, tannins, musty flavours and more fake tasting sweetness -- very unpleasant.

Notes: What a horrible beer. None of the distinct characters that you'd expect from a Hefeweizen. Where's the clove? Banana? Even as an Americanized version ... it still lacks. A very weak and unpalatable beer. Don't bother ...

12-29-2001 21:22:03 | More by Todd
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cokes

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -17.6%

It sits a slightly hazed oranged yellow under a small ceiling of gray-beige skim.
Some small lemon aromatics, but mostly it smell of wet grain, oatmeal, and musty yeast.
Maltiness hits the tongue with grain and hay, hinting towards banana bread, but falling well short. Apple cores and lemon rinds- also faint and ill-defined- come into play as it settles into a misty, characterless, floury yeastiness. Hops add some dryness late, but bring little flavor into the fold.
Thin and generally lifeless in the mouth. The yeast fails to bolster the already flaccid feel.
It's by no mean offensive, and gulpable if you're thirsty, but much more an American Wheat than a true hefeweizen. And on the bland and weak side even by those standards and factoring in the Utah ABV cap.

04-21-2008 06:49:53 | More by cokes
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%

Some Squatter's beers aren't bad for being only 4% abv, but this one doesn't make th cut. There are both wheat malt flavors and fruity/spicy yeast character, but everything seems watered down and it all comes out as an almost unpleasant mess. As in, there's a pleasant flavors, but they're not mixing right. Send this one back to the drawing board.

07-20-2008 23:16:40 | More by tempest
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RandyKemka

New York

2/5  rDev -34.9%

05-31-2012 02:23:47 | More by RandyKemka
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

01-04-2013 01:09:03 | More by warpedrevolution
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Zorro

California

2.68/5  rDev -12.7%

Cloudy orange with a small white colored head.

Smells semi-sweet with some banana scent. No clove detected.

Starts out with a neutral soda cracker taste. Mineral water and over carbonated feel actually stings a little. Overall it tastes pretty bland.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nearly tasteless beer but I can't say it is offensive.

05-25-2014 00:56:25 | More by Zorro
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

2.2/5  rDev -28.3%

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head that leaves little lacing.

Smell is very faint wheat & fruit

Taste is very bland, slightly sour lemon/banana.

Not a very good representation of the style. Does not have that heffe smell and taste. Pass on this one if you see it.

06-03-2010 22:52:10 | More by FLBeerGuy
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-golden hazy body and a white ring head

S-faint fruit smell, nothing else

T-little flavor at all, standard malt and hop balance with some bannana at the end.

M-light

D-No thanks. this style screams for something to be done with it. It just seemed flavorless to me.

08-07-2009 03:08:19 | More by jneiswender
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +42.7%

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of wheat, grain and some yeast. There are hints of lemon and hops.

T: A very hearty and bready wheat flavor bursts out when you sip it, followed by flavors of banana and lemon. There’s a just a touch of hops and very little sweetness, but still a very flavorful beer.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is dry and very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not filling at all, excellent representation of style, I could stick with this beer for a long time, even though I would prefer a little bit more of a kick. Overall, I thought this was a very good beer.

01-28-2007 02:32:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +27%

This was a cloudy yellow beer that looked very much like a wheat beer should. By the time it got to the table, though, there was no head to speak of.

There was almost no aroma... there was a hint of clean wheat wafting through the nose, but that was it.

The taste was of clean very smooth what malt. Highly drinkable. Highly recommended.

06-29-2004 04:01:45 | More by connecticutpoet
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Avryle

New York

2.6/5  rDev -15.3%

A- Pale hazy gold in color. Minimal white head that disipates to nothing

S- Wheat. A little citrusy.

T- Some wheaty sweetness upfront then finishes with a bitter unpleasantness

M- Thin bodied with a bit too much carbonation

D- Ummm. I reviewed it & hopefully the grass will grow better where the remainder was poured out.

04-22-2008 04:04:57 | More by Avryle
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-09-2013 19:09:39 | More by nmann08
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +14%

12-30-2013 02:33:59 | More by DerwinWentworth
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BeerKing510

California

2/5  rDev -34.9%

08-05-2014 22:11:30 | More by BeerKing510
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-27-2013 20:26:13 | More by zeledonia
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mactrail

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -15.3%

Subtle would be a kind way to describe this. I don't think the word "hefeweizen" can be used around this stuff. It's clearly an American Wheat and a prime example of my lack of respect for that style. Perhaps the most watery wheat beer I've had. So light that it would give Corona a run. If you can get a big enough gulp there is some beery flavor as it goes down. Taste evaporates fast. Slight beeriness in the nose. Quite sharp without any malt to mellow the stuff.

And to think I dissed the Unita Hefeweizen for being anemic. This one is on life support. The label calls this "American Wheat Hefeweizen" and it's a product of the Utah Brewing Cooperative.

12-26-2011 04:23:04 | More by mactrail
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malfunxion

New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-27-2014 15:26:14 | More by malfunxion
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Wasatch

Utah

3/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a cloudy yellow color, nice carbonation, not much of a head at all (surprised me), some lacing afterwards. The nose is of malts, yeast, banannas, and some spices. The taste is slightly sweet/yeasty, and grassy. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice hefe, would definitely recommend.

01-28-2007 00:31:23 | More by Wasatch
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

10-07-2012 17:51:23 | More by mhaugo
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +30.3%

This impressive German ale has a lemony yeast ester aroma with a little bit of haze to the golden color. The beer has a flavorful hop bite and a smooth German sweet malt finish. This is a pretty good weis. Draught must have made the difference because I have not heard many good things about the bottled stuff.

08-23-2002 18:47:18 | More by beernut7
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-15-2014 02:13:19 | More by Lane_in_ID
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

3/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a cloudy orange color. Large head, settles quickly, leaving a layer of foam on top. Smells soapy, a bit grassy maybe some faint citrus and yeast. Taste is of citrus. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, as expected. This beer is fairly middle of the road.

05-03-2007 05:05:30 | More by BigJTrucker
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mgdeth

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +14%

Appearance - Cloudy, typical for a here weizen. There was some head to it, but not much (sampler glass).

Smell - The most remakable aspects of the smell was a yeast aroma and a malty sweetness. I would have liked something more spicy.

Taste - The beer was grainy, not really spicy like most German hefe weizens. It actually had a pretty clean flavor overall. It was served with a lemon wedge, which screwed up the taste.

Mouthfeel - Body is appropriate to style. The beer is not bad, just not really outstanding.

Drinkability - This beer is pretty tasty, just not very challenging. This would make a good summer quencher.

Comments - Sampled in a flight of ten beers at the Salt Lake City International Airport Squatters Pub Brewery location. It came under the name "American Wheat," so it may not be "Squatters Hefeweizen." This is a passable American here weizen, but it does not stack up that well against classic examples of the style.

04-05-2005 02:28:09 | More by mgdeth
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-20-2014 20:58:11 | More by jplopez21
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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
73 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.