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Classic Hefe-Weizen - Pedernales Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pedernales Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
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utfiero

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Color- mildly hazy light gold. Slight head.

Aroma- strong wheat and mild citrus.

Taste0 A hefe light! Starts more like a light wit beer than a German hefe, very mild citrus notes in the middle, finishing watery with a light lingering cleanness.

Sorry Pedernales, this just isn't up to par. I have nothing against your brewery. I used to fish on the Pedernales River between Fredericksburg and Johnson City when I was a kid. Please improve your beer, and I'll be a loyal follower.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 23:38:42 | More by utfiero
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-24-2013 02:47:01 | More by BGsWo22
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Phoenix Saloon in New Braunfels.

Served with a slice of lemon. The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is full of banana and grain with some wheat thrown in. The flavor is heavy on the banana notes. There is some wheat and grain, but very little in the way of cloves. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 22:55:52 | More by Mora2000
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-14-2013 21:23:44 | More by greenspointexas
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bbadger

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-01-2012 00:15:49 | More by bbadger
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Lukebell15

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-04-2013 18:30:03 | More by Lukebell15
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-06-2013 23:02:38 | More by canders0927
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mactrail

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a completely clear golden yellow flavor. There is a trace of dark sediment in the bottle, but it doesn't stir up even after three or four pours. Slight fruity aroma with a long nose of spice. Quite sharp and spritzy on the tongue with some club soda taste.

At first sip, this is so light I thought it was the American Wheat. However, it soon opens up into a strong clove taste with a bitter spice aftertaste. Fruity flavors of peach nectar and finally some banana in the nose. Quite a fragrant, perfumey flavor that ends with a bitter and even earthy taste. This is clean and drinkable, but it is not a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 22:34:31 | More by mactrail
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-09-2013 03:57:40 | More by Tiernan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-05-2014 05:39:26 | More by chinchill
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-27-2014 20:33:41 | More by Shafaegalo
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-07-2014 21:21:47 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-23-2013 00:00:05 | More by blastoderm55
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Ace608


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-03-2014 04:37:39 | More by Ace608
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slinkydawg

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-06-2013 23:15:18 | More by slinkydawg
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at my local bottle shop and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. 6% ABV according to the label.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head of white colour. Head is disappointingly thin. Lacks creaminess and fullness. Complexion and consistency are subpar, evoking a weak brew. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is subpar - about 1 minute.

Body colour is a transparent translucent yellow. The clarity is surprising given the style; I'd expect a hazy orange for a good hefeweizen. As a result, I'm a bit suspicious. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Plenty of banana from the yeast. Not getting much clove though. If you're after a fruity hefeweizen, this isn't for you - I'm not finding any orange peel or lemon peel. Some citrus would really help. Wheat. It's not a very fresh or appealing aroma, and the yeast isn't as lively as I'd expect in a good hefeweizen.

No hop character or alcohol is detectable.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength. Far from unique or special for a hefeweizen. This aroma doesn't hold a candle to that of the best traditional offerings in the style (or even to the best Texan hefeweizens for that matter).

T: Banana, bubblegum, wheat. Those three notes are the core of the beer. There's no clove, citrus peel, etc. Maybe some floral hop character?

No alcohol or yeast character (aside from the banana esters) is detectable. Simplicity has always been at the heart of this style, but this lacks the masterful balance and careful subtlety of the best beers in the style, and feels boring and bland in comparison. It's very by-the-numbers, and never feels gestalt. I do like it, though. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Smooth, wet, slightly overcarbonated, thin, and refreshing - though it does have a slight bite. Okay presence on the palate. The texture doesn't feel tailored specifically to the taste. Could be softer.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, rough, or astringent.

Dr: A forgettable hefeweizen from Pedernales. I see no need to pick this up again, and wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. It's a decent offering for when you're in the mood for a hefeweizen and can't find anything else, but there are far better beers in this style that don't cost much more. Meh.

Ultimately, the overcarbonation is the biggest thing holding this beer back because it really impedes drinkability.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 03:26:05 | More by kojevergas
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swedishmailman

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-12-2013 20:12:48 | More by swedishmailman
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aarongbrown

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-13-2014 17:38:24 | More by aarongbrown
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-15-2013 23:59:01 | More by SavageHopHead
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2013 18:35:44 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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SicemWT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-13-2014 02:12:09 | More by SicemWT
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-01-2012 12:42:49 | More by cdwil
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Ford

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-01-2014 21:20:48 | More by Ford
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-15-2013 23:10:10 | More by ShameAndFailure
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consp77

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-06-2013 16:19:48 | More by consp77
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Classic Hefe-Weizen from Pedernales Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.