No Limits Hefeweizen - Two Roads Brewing Company

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No Limits HefeweizenNo Limits Hefeweizen

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84
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254 Ratings
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88
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 66 | 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: 254 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
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 BranfordBound
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of Hefeweizens, having consumed/rated just about all the notable German ones (plus the awesome Kellerweis from SN). I know a good hefeweizen when I drink one and this No Limits brew just misses the mark by a bit. It's tasty and refreshing for the summer but the yeast profile lacks that characteristic "oomph" that you get from the opaque German versions. It has a moderate hefe flavor with a bit of tang coupled with some sweetness from the light malts. It has potential but will need some more attention.

Photo of woodychandler
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
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 williered
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Delicious and refreshing, but not exceptional. Certainly not a "bad" beer by any stretch of the imagination, but there's nothing that grabs me and says "wow" about it either.

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -6.4%
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 -25.7%
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 Gmann
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy honey straw color with a big puffy pure white head that slowly settled into a fluffy cap. Not much lacing.

The aroma is both tart, fruity and spicy. There are some green apple and lemon notes that provide the tartness. Banana, bubble gum, and clove provide the fruit and spice. Traditional Bavarian aroma but more on the tart side.

The taste is more yeast driven. Big ripe banana flavor with subtle notes of clove and bubble gum. Not much tartness in the flavor, perhaps a slight lemon twang. Very creamy flavor.

Moderate to full feel. Creamy feel but does have some prickly carbonation to breakup the body. Sweet on the palate.

The beer is like liquid banana bread. Very banana forward hefe. Could use a touch of clove, pepper or more tartness to contrast the banana but it is quite enjoyable.

Photo of acread
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
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 -0.8%
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 +0.8%
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 +8.6%
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 damndirtyape
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cask Republic in Stamford, CT. Served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Cloudy/translucent golden yellow with an initial 1/4" thick head. Foam pretty persistent while drinking the entire beer, but it died down a bit. Plenty of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Clean, grain, a bit of banana.

Taste: Quite a bit sweet up front, then a strong hit of banana with a hint of bubblegum. Very light bitter finish. The banana tapered back a bit as the beer warmed up with the wheat coming out a bit more.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation and quite chewy.

Overall / Drinkability: Not bad for a Hefeweizen, and hit the style pretty well, but not something I could drink a lot of. A 12oz pour was enough. Went well with lunch (salad with warm duck confit shredded on top).

Photo of cbutova
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -7%
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 Brellwilliams
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very wheaty, not as citrusy as I was expecting. Overall a good, hearty spring beer.

Photo of Buzogine
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a great beer to be honest

Photo of rjplumer
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
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 -1.1%
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 +0.3%

Lotta pepper

Photo of johnnnniee
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The American Craft Beer Fest Yesterday.
Bready grainy with hints of banana, not bad.

Photo of SteveB24
3.21/5  rDev -14.2%
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 +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comparable to the Bavarian brewed hefeweisen

Photo of waughbrew
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Light citrus, vanilla, and continental hops in aroma. Flavor is very mild banana. A little sweet with creamy body. Pretty easy drinking, but I want a lot more flavor, tang, and crispness.

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No Limits Hefeweizen from Two Roads Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.