Berkshire Hefeweizen - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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Reviews by bjohnson:
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a hot summers day in the city hazy. Golden straw color with a slight orange hue. Frothy one and a half finger head holds nicely with a thin skim on top. Tight lacing down the glass. Banana and clove spices are refreshing and not overpowering. Wheat and grass notes play a secondary role but round out the aromas. Starts of thick and hefty, but ends with a thinness. Aromatic.
Slightly thin with a lageresque mouthfeel and taste. Wheaty flavors with cloves and slight pepper and a twinge of banana notes. watery on the palate with a bready lager finish and aftertaste. A bit too thin for the style. Almost wants to be a hybrid American wheat hefe with a tiny bit of lager in there. Not very complex or imaginative. Not the best offering I've had from Berkshire and one I'd pass on in favor of a bigger fuller hefe.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2007 23:23:05 | More by bjohnson
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3.66/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very pale almost clear gold. Huge amounts of carbonation. Filmy bubbly cream-colored head. Some lacing. Looks nice
Smells typical for the style. Massive banana and clove aromas. There is a yeasty breadiness throughout. Mild spice. Bubblegum sweetness. Average but I love it
Taste follows suit. Huge banana flavor with underlying cloves. Very prominent yeast flavor. Lemony wheat twang. A little spice to balance the sweetness
Feels crisp and very refreshing. About as light bodied as they get. Doesn't feel as carbonated as it looks
Overall I'm impressed by this because I feel a lot of American hefeweizens miss their mark (my opinion of course). This has everything I would expect from a German hefe. That being said, it is really only slightly above average when compared to the likes of Weihenstephaner or Paulaner, etc. On par with Flying Dog's In-Heat Wheat
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 05:51:50 | More by MistahBeah
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-Pours a very cloudy yellow. Mild head. Head is thin but it hangs around and even leaves some respectable lacing.
S-Smells Hefe! Spicy and light. Bubblegum really hits me. Lemon rind and banana flesh. Breadiness is not as intense as others of the same style.
T-Bubblegum. Spicy, yeasty, and breaded. The flavors mix well together.
M-Bubbly, crisp and refreshing. Each sip induces another. Good feel.
O/D-Pretty nice. I find that BBC makes some solid beers. Nothing has ever blown me away (Coffeehouse Porter may argue with that statement) but their beers cease to disappoint. Another surprising goodie.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2012 04:17:58 | More by VelvetExtract
Berkshire Hefeweizen from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.