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No Limits Hefeweizen - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

32 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 270
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 75 | 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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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 270
Photo of dd43
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little too aqueous, aroma is too weak in the banana and clove characteristics that I look for in a Hefeweizen. Typical two roads offering: easy to drink, refreshing, not a great example of the style but not a bad beer either. Brewery should change their name to Middle of the Road. (283 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass from a 16oz. can.

Appearance: Hazy gold color with heavy bubbles creating a thick white head which rises about two finger's length.

Smell: Little judgemental on this, smells lightly skunk. Lemon smell with a bit yeast.

Taste: Lemon hit with a light hop feel. Lightly sour. Problem is that it is very light. Has flavor but lacks the potency.

Mouth: Lightly bread feel with a sweet finish. Think of lemonade with rye bread but not too much sugar.

Overall: Ehh, not bad...definitely your hot weather at the beach beer. Has major tweaking but doesnt mean I would say no if it was offered to me. Salud! (631 characters)

Photo of williered
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (174 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (520 characters)

Photo of BeerConny
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this easily hangs with some of the best true German hefeweizens. I was surprised. I'll definately buy this again. Although I think you get a better deal when buying Sierra Nevada Keller Weis. You get more for your money. (228 characters)

Photo of waughbrew
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
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. (190 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
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). (797 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (824 characters)

Photo of BeerBob44
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drawn from a tap in a local take-out burger joint. Nice and cloudy and light on the head. Good aroma. Goes down good but a small bitterness stays. All in all a keeper on my list. (178 characters)

Photo of rjplumer
4.21/5  rDev +15%
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. (332 characters)

Photo of snilsen13
2.59/5  rDev -29.2%
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. (329 characters)

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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. (172 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.88/5  rDev +6%

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. (320 characters)

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (500 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (332 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a non in at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange yellow with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Awesome lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light banana and clove yeast aromas, bready wheat, vanilla, and a little sweetness.

Taste: Same as above. Nice yeast flavors and wheat and specialty malts to back it up.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, refreshing, light to medium bodied, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Good American take on a traditional German style. I fig it. (626 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
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 . (705 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (1,035 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
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. (1,259 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (409 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (395 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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 (461 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (883 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of acread
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (270 characters)

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No Limits Hefeweizen from Two Roads Brewing Company
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