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Haymarket Hefe-Weizen - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Haymarket Hefe-Weizen
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36 Ratings

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at Canal Street, and served in a pint glass. The beer is a bright, cloudy yellow-gold coloring, with a slight unfiltering to it, and a ring of white, frothy head. Very floral aromas, with some effervescent characteristics and feel to it. Smooth, but light, the flavors are sweet, with citrus/lemon highlights over a doughy, bready backbone. Tart towards the end, with a foamy and filmy finish. The aftertaste is lemon zest, with some bread-like flavors. Sour at the end, too. Not a favorite, that's for sure.

GarthDanielson, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of clayrock81
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark gold, slightly orange, w/ lace done the glass. An aroma that is slightly spicy and yeasty but not much else - not picking up much citric notes. Taste is more of the same as this is a light beer that has some lemon notes, some clove spicy notes and has a little bit of sweetness. Finishes crips, little haggard, and this is a good summer/lawnmower beer but not much complexity, even by hefe standards.

clayrock81, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this on a hot summer night in a crowded and cantakerous Fenway bar where we needed liquid refreshment. The brew was dispensed a cloudy orange/yellow with a fair white head that was gone in a flash.

Really wonderful nose on this one. Lots of tropical fruit, banana, and yeast, with a hint of sharp, almost white pepper-like spice. Gotta love that fresh beer.

Great yeast and bread dough flavor, with some biting hints of lemon amd light bitter spice. Just everything you'd want in a hefe this time of year.

Lighter bodied and carbonated.

A very easy drinker -- I said F-U to the lemon and was glad I did. This was pint #2 and a great seasonal to try.

OtherShoe2, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of jmz62565
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy orange, yellow ,lemon color with a medium white lacey head. The smell is strong lemon,wheat,clove, banana,and bread yeast. Not bad at all. The taste is like the smell with a very crisp summer type flavor. The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing well. A nice refreshing beer for a summer night in Beantown.

jmz62565, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of Dogbrick
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample at Beer Works Fenway: This beer is a hazy golden color with a medium thin off-white head that has fair retention. Spotty lacing. Wheaty, yeasty aroma with touches of spice. Medium body with citrus, yeast and wheat flavors. The finish is mostly yeast with touches of spice and hops. Above average overall.

Dogbrick, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of cbl2
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6/18/2005 $4.50 16 oz. 4.50%


Pours a hazy yellow with very little head. Spot on for style.


Nice and citrusy with some good coriander and banana overtones.


Nice and refreshing with definite citrus flavors & just a touch of banana. Dries the mouth a little too much in the finish, leaving an astringent taste.

cbl2, Aug 03, 2006
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Absolutely no head or lace which is very unusual for a wheat beer. Cloudy and blonde.

The wife added the lemon before I had a chance to taste or smell. The brew did not hold up to the lemon aromas. No flaws that I could detect.

First impression is raw grains followed by some nice wheat. Interesting complexity without any noticable hop. Excellent body and moderate carbonation.

This is a strong steady entry into hefe-weizen world, but not remarkable.

smcolw, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of Crosling
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really nice, authentic German yeast smells, with hints of banana, clove, vanilla, cinnamon roll dough and banana bread. Cloudy orange brown color. Unfortunately, upon tasting, it surely lacks the magic of the nose. Initially sharp, husky and acidic, very mild with a watery texture.

Crosling, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On-Tap 09/30/05 at the Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA.

Hazy over-ripe banana peel color with a nice white head... Nice yeasty banana and bubblegum aroma and flavor with little to no clove character noticeable to me. Medium-light bodied and lightly creamy. A nice fruity version !!

Per BBW website: Haymarket Hefe Weizen
Hefe Weizen is German for wheat beer with yeast. This golden ale utilizes a German yeast to give this beer its signature flavors, both a banana, fruity aroma and a crisp, spicy clove finish, and is served unfiltered to produce its cloudy appearance.
Season: spring/summer Color: orange/gold Alc./Vol: 4.5%

RBorsato, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of bceaglejoe
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Boston Beer Works (Fenway) on 9/4/2005.

Presentation: Poured a cloudy, unfiltered dark yellow color into a tall glass. A significant head formed and stayed around the entire time that I drank this beer. Swirling the glass also helped to release a little more of the carbonation. The scent was of bananas and malts, very typical of this style of beer. I had it without a lemon wedge, which was different from the last time I tasted it a year ago. This made the beer's presentation much better.

Tasting: This is a smooth, refreshing beer for mid-to-late summer consumption. Slight bubblegum characteristics came across, as well as banana and clove flavors. There even was a slight hint of coriander in there, but not much. It had a medium body and it went down very easily. It was suitable for taking large sips. I certainly would have another of these, but since it's a seasonal beer, I will have to get back to Beer Works before it's off the taps.

This was a very good beer, one that I would recommend to anyone looking for something both satisfying and easy to drink.

bceaglejoe, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of rousee
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky gold-very nice looking with beautiful 3mm head. Smell is absolutely beautiful-carefully treading the line of what is a great hefe and a slight sulfur-ish hint.

Banana and spicy notes but not hot peppery ones. We're dealing with more like allspice, clove, cardamom, etc. Think pumpkin pie or something sweet and spicy. Plenty of malt and wheat and all the things that make a good hefe. I look at the highest rated for the hefe style, and its Weihanstephaner and I far prefer this one.

Extremely drinkable.

rousee, May 12, 2005
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served with a lemon. Bloody hell.

Poured a hazy gold with a big head that receded into a film. The nose was wheat, yeast and citrus (not sure if that was the lemon that I yanked out). The flavor was more wheat and citrus (lemon and lime). Also, something that I want t describe as sunflower seeds (so I will). Also, maybe (just maybe) a slight hint of banana. It was a bit watery, but so crisp that the wateriness did not detract from the mouthfeel. A very crisp and refreshing drink.

MuddyFeet, Apr 29, 2005
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Haymarket Hefe-Weizen from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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