Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 21.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-29-2001

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.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 29
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
1.36/5  rDev -55.8%
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 ...

Photo of cokes
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of Zorro
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.22/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Photo of jneiswender
2/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Avryle
2.64/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Photo of mactrail
2.61/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of Wasatch
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BigJTrucker
3/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of mgdeth
3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.93/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

Photo of jbsteiny
3.95/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

Photo of kmpitz2
2.38/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer came off the tap a hazy yellow color with a ring of head. The nose is all wheat...again...damnit. There is a hint of lemon in there, but this is not a hefe. The flavor is not all that nice. There is a lt of wheaty grain. I don't like it. The feel was moderately thick. Eh. I don't know why I keep trying the American wheat beers.

Photo of Patrick999
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle a cloudy orange with a good sized head of foam that shrank quickly leaving a fine broken layer with no lacing.

The smell is of wheat and yeast though on the light side.

The taste has a nice tartness up front followed by a good infusion of wheat that comes through midway and right through the finish.
This is what I call a good thirst quencher and because of the low abv level, it would make for a very good session beer. Nice and different.

Bottom line: This one yells out "sessionable".
Thanks to Wasatch for this sample!

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark peachy coloured brew with a nice head off off-white. Head and lacing are OK, but lacking compared to the other brews from this Utah brewery. Smell is quite nice. Like a light bavarian hefe, almost like a berliner in a way. Maybe a tad lactic with wheaty aroma notes, as well as some citrusy notes of lemon and orange. Hay and grass notes come into play as well as some zesty undefined spiciness. Taste is wheaty and grainy with some nice spiciness and citrus fruit flavors. Pepper also comes into play in the wheaty lemongrass finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied actually compared to other brews here, and this increases drinkability. Very solid for a 4%abv rendition.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of paulginva
3.41/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen from Utah Brewers Cooperative
73 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.