Berkshire Hefeweizen - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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Reviews by krantul:
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Cloudy, straw, with a bloom of orange. Pretty standard unfiltered hefe look. Frightening day-glo neon green bottle. Nice fluffy head.
Smell: Banana comes through with a bit of clove, though not as overwhelming as some examples of the style. A bit citrusy--again, par for the hefeweizen course.
Taste: I have a profound weakness when it comes to authentic german wheats, as I can't hack too much phenolic character without getting queasy. This beer presents a reasonable amount of the character without going overboard, yet isn't just a plain "American" wheat (like a Harpoon UFO or Sam Adams Hefe). It strikes me as, perhaps, a good gateway beer to the more authentic German styles.
Mouthfeel: A bit thicker than some wheats, a little puckering from the citrusy character.
Drinkability: Decent drinkability... carbonation is not as high as some utilize with their wheat beers. Somewhere between a light and medium-bodied beer, so more than one isn't out the question. I certainly had no problem killing a bomber.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2006 02:57:21 | More by krantul
More User Reviews:
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.