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Weißbier - Prost Brewing Company

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88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With flavors of banana and clove this Bavarian specialty is well known within our market. Our head brewer has won a number of medals with Hefeweizen including: Silver in 2009 and 2010 and Gold in 2011 at the GABF in the Southern German Hefeweizen category. As well he won the best of show with Hefeweizen at the Colorado state fair in 2011. (ABV 4.3% 12 IBU'S)

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-11-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY 01/10/15

Light gold, straw colored body with a heavy bit of carbonation rising through a yeasty cloudiness; thick, frothy white head. Sharp clove and citrus aroma; spicy; sage. Mildly sweet, banana flavor; low-key hop bitterness; a twinge of tartness. Medium bodied with a crisp, acidic, dry finish; rather smooth (almost watery) mouthfeel.

A solid example of a classic German hefeweizen. Nicely balanced across the taste spectrum and delivers a juicy, refreshing palate experience.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.24/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -21%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 10/22/14.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy straw golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A yeasty and spicy wheat driven aroma with hints of fruit and spices. Big wheat presence with hints of straw, grains, cracker, and Hefeweizen yeast. Spicy hints of clove along with some coriander. Good hints of bubblegum. Fruit hints of bananas, apple, pear, and lemon. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like the indicates, a good yeasty, spicy, and fruity wheat driven taste with notes of bananas and clove spicing. Big upfront taste of wheat with notes of cereal grains, straw, cracker, and Hefeweizen yeast. Good notes of clove spicing as well as some coriander. Taste of bubblegum throughout. Solid fruit presence with notes of bananas, pear, apple, and lemon zest. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and fairly prickly. Very smooth.

Overall: A very solid take on a German wheat beer. Good mix of spices and fruit esters.

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%

Reviewed at Cosby Campground, Smoky Mountain National Park, TN. Full notes taken.

A- Golden bodied with a haziness from both yeast and wheat. The head is white with a consistency between foamy and frothy. Fair retention as the cap dies to a very thin ring and some small islands. Lacing is thin and spotty.

S- Heavy, crusty wheat cereal comes to mind right off the bat with strong notes of spicy hops, zesty fruits and some yeast spice as well.

T- Seems to be pretty much balanced yeast and grains, mostly the crusty wheat. Spicy, grassy noble hops do come into play but citrus zest, yeast spice, wheat bread, clove and light apple and banana esters are the prevailing force.

MF- Just lighter than medium bodied for the style with a creamy and silky feel. Carbonation is high with a crisp and soothing agitation to the palate.

Quite solid for an American made Weissbier. The yeast doesnt explode and totally dominate the beer with over the top spice and is actually quite balanced with the crusty wheat grain notes.

Photo of SamN
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Beautfiul pour, huge, thick, creamy head with lovely soapy lacing down the sides of the weizen glass. Beautiful unfiltered haze, with a lovely campfire-like orange glow to light. Head is remarkably huge, even with the aggressive pour. The aroma in the glass in classic weissbier; spicy clove, hint of banana, upfront wheat malts less yeastiness than expected but still present. Taste is equally as captivating. The yeast is more prominant here, more bready malt with a perfectly hopped finish. Fruitiness, like pears, deep in there. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, active and lively carbonation.

Wow, another great beer from Prost. Right up there with Odell's Easy Stret and Dry Dock Hefe. Damn drinkable. True German hefeweizen, from right here in Denver.

Photo of bsp77
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow. Looks orange when held away from the light. A relatively aggressive pour plus the high carbonation produces a fast forming foamy head but subsides faster than I would like without much lacing.

Smell: Strong banana, tangy wheat and some clove. Stronger than typical aroma for the style.

Taste: Great balance of banana, wheat and clove, with all three flavors firing on all cylinders. There is also a hint of floral hops. The wheat is a little sweeter than expected from the tangy aroma.

Feel: Pretty high carbonation, with a very smooth, creamy, medium body. Mostly dry finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding Hefe, very authentic. This is the second Hefe I have had recently that is almost as good as Schell's but not quite.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The Prost Brewery is beginning to grow on me for various reasons. Their Dunkel and Pils are sublime, but the one that always seems to irritate me is the WeiBier. I have had the Weibier on numerous occasions over different months and it never tastes the same. I was told this was due to brew temps changing. I'm not sure I agree with that statement. Sometimes the clove taste is barely there while other times the banana aroma is not present at all. The last time through it was almost acrid in taste, with a steel after taste and harsh finish. Not what one would expect from a now established brewery.
I have a strong passion towards Weissen's in general and really want to see Prost get this one right. After all it is a GABF winner.
Consistency in brewing will make this beer a home run, and I hope Prost can get and keep it there.

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Weißbier from Prost Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.