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Hannah - Exile Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 41
rAvg: 3.45
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Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Exile Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-15-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 41
Photo of Clones21
4.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Exile. It pours an awesome orange hazy color. The smell of the beer is some orange, clove and banana. What I really enjoyed about this beer is the taste. It does not have a huge flavor explosion in your mouth like most hefe's, which I like. Lots of clove and banana in there with a touch of orange. Probably my favorite beer at Exile Brewery. (361 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
4.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So glad to have found my notes from a late August 2012 visit; I enjoyed 2 half-liter glasses on a late summer afternoon. 'Pints' at the brewery are served in sturdy steins, tall and slender. Enjoyed one in the shady heat of the outside patio, another inside with dinner.

A: A cloudy and yeasty deep golden pour with a healthy white topping, dense & creamy. Lace doesn't stick much in this glass, maybe a wider or flared shape would help? Fairly steady carbonation.

S: Enticing bready/clove/bubble gum scent - as 'authentic' as any of the better US-versions of Germanic hefeweizens I've come across.

T: As good as the scent is, flavors are equally as good. Rich hay, dry grass maltiness, touch of lemon, ample clove/candy sweetness. Very likable.

M: Creamy, well-built and satisfying carbonation. Never too thin - just very refreshing and vibrant. Body is light-medium, the way a lower alcohol weissbier should be.

O: Quaffable. SO good on a hot day. As mentioned before, it's about as authentic a 'German' as I've run across in the US. Love the style and very much liked this version. Well done, Exile! (1,107 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 2/9/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEERS-BOSTON' handled-glass stein. Alcohol content (on left side top of label) is 5.2% (ABV).

Brew pours a hazy copper-amber in color with a good 2-finger white foamy head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped then slides back down the glass. The aroma is of wheat with a hint of spice for the most part. Bit more going on with the taste with a hint of banana in with the light flavor of clove. Medium-bodied with good carbonation as seen from all the small bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. Overall, it wasn't bad as these type of brews can be all over the board. (686 characters)

Photo of daledeee
3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a Cloudy orange body. Head is OK but goes away with minimal lacing. Slight carmel smell. Taste is fresh with hints of spice, citrus and caramel. Some hops are present. This beer demonstrates some malt with hints of hops and a little overcarbonated( a little too Alka Seltzer), but I would say this is a decent beer. (326 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
2.7/5  rDev n/a

12oz bottle without a clear best by date. Poured into a hefeweizen glass 9/1/2014.

A- Hazy copper body. Looks like apple cider. Two finger white head with very good retention, but nothing close to what a German hefeweizen would look like. Leaves a thick film on the surface. Not much lacing to be seen. [3]

S- Grainy wheat and a bit of clove. Not much else. I don't get a lot of banana or bubblegum qualities from the yeast here. I'm not sure what's going on here, but this isn't impressing me very much. [2.5]

F- A bit of pale malt sweetness, some wheat, and a sharp bite of clove. As in the nose, there isn't much of banana or bubblegum that I would expect from the hefeweizen yeast. I'm not sure what kind of yeast they used, but it's not quite right. [2.75]

M- Medium body, smooth and not terribly difficult to drink. Not watery, just not a complex flavour profile consistent with what it says it is. Sharp clove bite on the back end. [3]

O- This is a solid beer that doesn't quite fit what I have in mind when I hear Bavarian-style wheat ale. I'm not sure what yeast was used, but it's not anywhere near as interesting as the original German versions. [2.75]

Final score: 2.7375 (1,189 characters)

Photo of Herky21
1.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- hefe yeast comes through with a little bread, some clove.

Smell: Clove, maybe some bubble gum.

Taste: Strong bubblegum and almost bandaid taste. There is a presence of some spice from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: Sharp from the combination of the high carb and the spice from the hefe yeast.

Overall: The bubblegum/band-aid flavors made this undrinkable. Just not for me. I normally like Hefe's so I was a little surprised. (423 characters)

Hannah from Exile Brewing Co.
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