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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
74
okay

36 Ratings
THE BROS
36
awful

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 23.55%


Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


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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Todd

Colorado

1.3/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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 ...

Serving type: bottle

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

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

12-30-2013 02:33:59 | More by DerwinWentworth
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

sort of a strange hybrid beer here. more of an American wheat than a german hefe, although there are elements of both present. the pour is surprisingly clear for the style, straw colored, with a big frothy white head. the nose is fine, just not exciting. wheat malt, some less than authentic yeast, and very little of that banana clove combination we all know and love in the hefeweizen. taste is a little floral, probably from the yeast, and a little heavy on the malt, despite the very low abv for draft here in Utah. I was pretty underwhelmed by this in terms of flavor and authenticity, but it did like the mouthfeel. its expansive and bright without being overcarbonated or heavy. its a good mix, but this beer is far too generic to turn heads. was refreshing after a long day of snowboarding, but its not going to be on my buy it again list.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:17:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-28-2012 02:07:00 | More by Dactrius
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.2%

06-28-2012 02:34:28 | More by Maximusmaximus
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RandyKemka

New York

2/5  rDev -35.5%

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

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a weizen glass, produced a white foamy 3/4" head that dissipated quickly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a cloudy gold body. Looks quite appealing so far.

AROMA: A moderate scent of grainy wheat (no surprise) with light whiff of yeast and a hint of lemon hops. A clean, gentle aroma overall.

TASTE: Like the nose only the wheat tasted a little more like toasted bread than I would have expected from the aroma and the taste of lemon hops was slightly more prominent than I expected. The taste was pleasant and pretty well defined.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light to medium body with a smooth texture, moderate carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates quickly. The initial flavor is somewhat dry with a lightly sweet wheat infusion at the finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Very repeatable, this is a good session beer for a hot day. I liked the initial tartness followed by the wheat breadiness that through half way and stays. It provides good value for the dollars spent and is easy to drink. I'd definitely buy it again and would serve it to friends at the right time of year.

NOTE: This beer is NOT retired.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 17:31:32 | More by paulginva
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mactrail

California

2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with the expected cloudiness. There’s some foam.

Very faint aromas, even as it warms. To be honest, I’m not picking up a lot of anything on the nose when what I’m expecting are those big estery hefe aromas. First impressions aren’t favorable. Light beer, almost a blonde ale finish. Banana and clove extremely muted. I’m straining to catch them. Some orange peel. No real spice/hefe characteristics to speak of? As I sip I’m left wondering where’s the yeasty esters, the big clove and banana aromas, the vibrant, refreshing buoyancy of a hefe? I’ll admit that hefeweizens are not my favorite style but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t appreciate a good one. This ain’t it. Pass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 19:42:16 | More by elNopalero
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kflorence

California

2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - JUL 21, 2007

Smells like wheat and citrus, tastes pretty much the same. Very easy to drink, nice color, aftertaste is good. Medium bodied, crisp, light carbonation, watery and thin. Rather dull. This comes off a lot more like an American wheat ale than a hefeweizen. The 4% ABV certainly does not help matters.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 06:09:17 | More by kflorence
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the airport pub.

This one really has a good look to it, beautiful color and haziness. This is by far the best looking beer I've had from Squatter's so far.

The smell is mostly citrus, a little banana, very nice.

The flavor is definitely heavy on the wheat, with a milder citric profile than the nose. A little weaker than I was hoping.l

Easy to drink ,tastes great... this is my favorite from Squatter's so far.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2011 18:11:03 | More by theboozecruise
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

2.2/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2009 03:08:19 | More by jneiswender
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Patrick999

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A cloudy gold. I'd hoped this was unfiltered; the appearance makes it look as such. Not too much head, but then again, they did give the pint a bit of a stadium pour.

S - Not knowing this was classified on BA as an American Pale Wheat, not a true hefe, I did think it smelled a bit clean for a hefe. Standard wheat bread.

T - And I thought it tasted clean for a hefe, but it was mostly enjoyable. Again, standard wheat bread, but to me it seemed to satisfy more than many examples of this style.

F - Light-medium body, heavily carbonated.

D - My companion favored this, while I favored the pale ale. Still a good one, though, a bit more satisfying than some of the other beers we had.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 13:42:05 | More by Patrick999
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Oregon

3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Hawaii

3.95/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to find a Squatter's Pub at the SLC airport -- got the sampler. Started with the Hefe, which was solid. Poured cloudy and golden as a weisse should -- light lace, which left interesting patterns on the glass. Pleasant aromas -- grassy, citrus, wheat malt, & yeast. Tasty too, started with a light citrusy hop, and then the malts and yeast came out. The ending was a little dull and bready -- I'd have given it a solid 4 if it were a bit crisper. But it definitely made me glad I'd sought out this brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2007 00:11:47 | More by jbsteiny
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, large bubbled head that sits atop a hazy, straw-gold colored beer. The beer has light aromatic notes of banana when I pop the cap as well as some notes of clove. There is a lightly tart note of lemons as some wheat-grain notes and perhaps some lightly spicy hop notes. This is quite light in the aromatic department, though it is not bad in any way. As with most Hefeweizens the aroma seems to fade pretty quickly no matter what one does. The components are here, I was just expecting something a bit more concentrated in something with Doppel in its name.

The beer is quite dry up front with a nice tart note to it. Spicy hop notes are quite a bit more prominent than in the aroma finishing off with a light bitterness. The finish is actually fairly sharp, which is a combination of tart wheat & yeast notes as well as a sharp yeasty bite and the aforementioned hop notes. This is quite light and easily quaffable, certainly the qualities one would want in a standard Hefeweizen. There are some light fruit notes here that remind me of apples and pears; these notes seem to be the major contribution of this being a Doppel, though they are fairly soft and well integrated with the rest of the beer.

Interesting, this beer is quite different than I was expecting. For some reason reading the bottle name I thought this would be a Weizenbock, once I poured it I was expecting a concentrated big Hefeweizen. Neither of these things really materialized. I am amazed how light and refreshing this beer is, despite its alcohol percentage. It does not have nearly as much character as I would expect from a traditional Hefeweizen yeast (perhaps it doesn't use a traditional version). In the end, this is quite drinkable and even enjoyable, but I wish it had a touch more character.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2007 02:13:43 | More by Gueuzedude
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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
74 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.