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No Limits Hefeweizen - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-29-2013

Brewmaster Phil Markowski has taken a “bahn” less traveled to create our version of the classic Bavarian wheat brew –perfect for the warming temperatures. Beautifully cloudy with a generous head of foam, a wonderful fruit aroma and a dry finish, our Hefeweizen is a refreshing version of the original; with just a little bit more of everything.
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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 28
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tall boy 16 oz. can, w/o freshness or canning date info.(there is something printed on the bottom of the can, but it is unintelligible)

Pours heavily hazed, lighter tangerine with a lemony hue. Fluffy and lasting one inch cap. Leaves ample and staying ringed strands of lace.

Bananas, wheat malts and light sugar on the nose.

On the palate its more of the same, mostly mild notes of bananas and sweet malts.

Decent Hefe and in a can to boot....worth a try

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I was up in NYC last weekend to finally meet the great JenRay in person after oh-so-many CAN Trades with her in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM) and I even scored some new CANs over the course of the afternoon! What a coup.

From the CAN: "2R:HEF3"; "Take the Bahn Less Traveled"; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"

The Crack! was music to mine ears, but an inverted Glug was not to be since it was a pint CAN and this was a super-carbonated beer and foam was its middle name. I have to admit, though, the two-plus finger cap of dense, bone-white head looked like the top of a lemon meringue pie. I was a little disappointed by the beer's presentation, though, as it was hazy but not cloudy. Color was a light lemon-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was kind of muted, but the banana and pink bubble gum was there. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very muted for the style. Bubble gum was the main flavor, but it just lacked Oomph. I kept agitating the CAN in the hopes of stirring up some lees, but it was not happening. Finish was watery, semi-dry, moderately disappointing in total. I do not know if they filtered it (I hope not), but I think that they could leave more yeast in it to make the flavors more pronounced.

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can with no freshness date.

Look: Cloudy pale yellow, great looking lacing on the glass

Smell: Banana taffy, powdered clove, chalky yeast, apple skin, bready, faint bandaid

Taste: Big crispness, very smooth, clove, plantains, spice, banana pith, doughy malt, mild bubblegum, light hopping, grainy finish, ends nearly all the way dry

Hits all of the bells and whistles and then some, perhaps not as mellow as some but none of its attributes are more than any other. Seek it out if you are into wheat beers.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery

Appearance: 1/4 inch frothy head, moderate carbonation, bright yellow in color, hazy

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: wheat, clove, orange, and banana

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a slightly bitter middle and a sweeter end, medium carbonation and bodied

Overall: Two Roads has wowed me so far by putting an extra and surprising element into their beers. This I feel is very solid, true to style, but does not have that wow factor that their other beers have had. I like it, but there are other hefs that I like more.

Photo of rdilauro
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Wanting to try another local beer. This one did catch my attention since it was a Hefeweizen, so I was looking for the typical spices, the wheat and the overall taste.
Not a lot to say about the pour. Some what uneventful. The nose, bouquet and aroma ( they can all be the same at times) picked up the wheat and coriander marks. This one was full of coriander.
The initial taste was fine, full and soft, but on the after taste, the strong coriander flavor stayed too long.
I think I would have enjoyed this one more if there was more of a cirrus flavor. There was some lemon at the end, but it seemed to be more of a sweet, sugary lemon, than natural.

Photo of acread
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite regular offering from Two Roads, this German-style Hefe is loaded with bubble gum, banana, and clove. The mouthfeel is creamy and silky, with a beautiful bready malt backbone that complements the yeast perfectly. One of the best American Hefes on the market.

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, lemons. Taste is highly refreshing. Banana, lemon, some spice, glass is getting empty quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid session beer.

Photo of logicalparadox
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent hefeweizen. But not great.

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Exactly what I expect from a Hefe. Hazy straw body, with a huge white head. Fades quickly, leaves little lacing.

S - Pepper, lemon zest, fresh grains.

T - Banana, nice light malt sweetness,

M - Medium body, high carb. A little heavy for a Hefe, but still refreshing. Carb level helps move it across the palate.

O - Another excellent offering from Two Roads. I've enjoyed every offering from them. This didn't disappoint. If looking for a Hefe with some heft then this is the one I'd go to.

Photo of plaid75
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured light esters and a soft grassy hop.

The taste offered somewhat muted esters with a thin chewy malt and touch if lemon zest.

The mouthfeel was toward theft thinner side of the style.

Overall a tasty light bodied hefeweizen.

Photo of cbutova
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Tallboy can to a pint glass for the review with a hazy golden body. A pillow of white creamy, foam forms to about one finger. Head retention is good. A thin blanket stays atop while lacing is spotty with a few small sheets.

S- Clove phenols, citrus rind fruit and banana esters are strong off the top with a light sweetness peaking through the back end. Pear, apple, grainy wheat crust and bread hints. Fades for me with time.

T- Banana and clove are still strong but the apple, pear fruitiness comes into play more here bringing a fruit sugar sweetness and flavor with it. Lemon rind, oranges, grainy, wheat, pepper, spiciness, bread and light hop hints as well.

MF- Overall body is light-medium with a creamy, foaminess that fills up the palate with any agitation. Carbonation at a moderate level and the finish is somewhat dry.

Nice body and texture with a solid Hefe flavor that delivers a good amount of fruits and spice. Consumed rather quickly so that says something about my enjoyment of it and it's refreshing quality.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and thin malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth but not very crisp and kind of watery, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. It’s a decent beer but there are a lot of other choices in the style that I would pick first.

Photo of rjplumer
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two finger fluffy white head. Golden body with a light haze. Coriander and banana like aroma. Sweet and bread like taste. Coriander and banana also in the taste. Light bitterness. Refreshing and has a mild tart finish. Thinner mouth feel compared to the traditional way for this style. I'd be happy to have this one again and again.

Photo of davey101
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz tallboy can into a pint glass. No discernible date stamp. Pours a hazy amber yellow body with a massive fluffy head. Some decent lacing and retention but looks to be a bit on the thin side. Aroma is banana, bubble gum, and biscuits with faint spices. Taste is the same but with more spice creeping in on the finish to balance out the fruit. Mouth feel is full and creamy. Not a particularly exciting hefe, but it's very agreeable and drinkable. The fact that it's in tallboy cans only adds to its poundability. A hefe worth scrutinizing and putting on the pedestal next to the finer German examples? No. A solid beach beer? Hell yeah.

Photo of Patbrown2
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Lotta pepper

Photo of SteveB24
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance; cloudy yellow, lots of bubbles within the beer, huge amount of white head that quickly dissipates and settles into spotted lacing.

smell; smell is fairly complex. contains notes of banana, bread, cloves, nutmeg, wheat, and faint yeast. though it sounds pleasant, when combined, the aromas to not blend that well together.

taste; bananas, cloves, nutmeg, biscuits, wheat, faint yeast, bread dough. as in the case of the aroma, the taste contains complex notes that sound enticing, but do not work well together when combined.

mouthfeel; high carbonation, light body, not crisp but not creamy.

overall; certainly interesting, fairly unique, but not an overly enjoyable beer, in my opinion .

Photo of foot1455
4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comparable to the Bavarian brewed hefeweisen

Photo of brentk56
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy goldenstraw color; not nearly enough head for the style and very little lacing

Smell: Wheat bread, banana, apple and clove

Taste: Just a hint of wheat bread and then the fruits dominate, with apple and banana paired together; lots of clove arrive in the mid-palate with peppery spice bringing up the rear

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks that creamy mouthfeel I like in a hefe

Overall: I like the few tweaks this brew brings to the style, but I would prefer more banana and a creamier mouthfeel in a nod to the traditional aspects

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that laces the glass a bit before fizzing away. The smell is full of sweet scents like toasted grain, and fruit like banana. The taste was very refreshing with sweet banana through-out, but also spices like mint, and other fruits and almost a nutty finish. Really enjoyed this one.

Photo of mnrider
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1 Pint Can. No Freshness date.

A: Pours hazy golden yellow. Medium carbonation. Large white head, turns small
within a minute. Nice color.

S: Wheat, banana, lemon, and spices. has a sharp distinct aroma.

T/M: Spices, banana, and wheat come in first. Yeast is present throughout. Citrus
is harder to detect. Little hop presence overall. Light bodied and smooth, with a
sweet/spicy taste.

O: True to the style. Almost too true. Needs it's own special something to make it
stand out. The beer is still very drinkable and has enough taste to keep me happy.

Cheers!!

Photo of DrJay
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy tawny colour with a fluffy, bright white head that stood and inch and a half above the beer. Good head retention with chunky lacing. Banana and clove aroma, maltiness, a bit of lemon and hint of bubblegum. Mild bitterness with some fruity, citrus sweetness. More banana and clove character, citrus in the finish. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, off dry. Very easy drinking, nice balance of flavours.

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +21%

One of the best hefeweizens I've had in quite some time. I'm stoked that Two Roads has a team of German engineers working for them, because it shows in beers like this one.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Not very hazy surprisingly. This was lined up in a flight next to a Saison and a Pils and it was difficult to tell the difference between them just by appearance. Light head. Modest lacing.

S-Bananas really stand out. Wheaty banana bread and light periphery spice. Bright and clean.

T-Again, banana jumps onto my palate. Fresh, ripe bananas. Wheatiness and cloves, and yeasty bubblegum.

M-Bubbly, light and pretty refreshing.

O/D-I enjoyed this Hefeweizen. It was easy going and directly to the point. Never going to 'wow' you with intricacy but if you enjoy Hefeweizens, this one shouldn't rock the boat.

Photo of snilsen13
2.59/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 1 pint can, poured into tall glass. Hazy light orange thin head. Head disappeared pretty quick. Smelled strongly of bananas, then mellows out to mild fruitiness. Taste is mildly tart, light sweetness. Nothing interesting going on here. Mouthfeel was average at best. Not a good attempt at the style, but not terrible.

Photo of dheacck11
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from the can is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow. 2 fingers of soft white head, which fade fairly quickly.

Nose is pretty soft, with hints of bready yeast, banana, and orange/lemon.

Taste is rather nice. Pretty heavy yeast and bread notes, with a solid banana backbone. The citrus kinda gets lost. Finishes with a big yeasty component again.

Mouth feel is medium light. Just about right.

I really enjoyed this. No epic Hefe by any means, but a really nice, solid drinkable Hefe, and in a can, from a local brewery no less. Flavors could be bigger, sure, but really solid beer.

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No Limits Hefeweizen from Two Roads Brewing Company
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