1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Windansea Wheat HefeweizenWindansea Wheat Hefeweizen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%


Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 03-15-2004)
View: Beers (47) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Pale beige amber cloudiness, ok lacing

SMELL: Powdered clove, banana taffy, chalky yeast, bready, vague ripe fruit

TASTE: Crisp, slick, wheat, faint twang, soft lemon, spicy, bread crust, green banana, mild esters, yeasty, semi-dry finish

A decent stab at the style, really hard to compare to the originals or even US brewers that nail the style. Not so far off that mark so it is still worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:02:52 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
Photo of ThePaleRider
ThePaleRider

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2014 20:41:15 | More by ThePaleRider
Photo of jjh19
jjh19

California

4.39/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright yellow/orange with a terrific tiny bubble head.

Smell: I got a lot of banana in the smell.

Taste: A delicious sweetness. I get a lot of banana and vanilla notes. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth.

Drinkability: My favorite Hef I’ve ever had. Windansea Wheat is a hidden gem in the Karl Strauss beer line-up.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 21:25:50 | More by jjh19
Photo of Ejayz
Ejayz

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-03-2014 16:43:19 | More by Ejayz
Photo of Raziel313
Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev +12%

01-30-2014 10:44:35 | More by Raziel313
Photo of Vigilante
Vigilante

Nevada

4/5  rDev +12%

01-20-2014 01:51:59 | More by Vigilante
Photo of SoCaliC8
SoCaliC8

California

4/5  rDev +12%

01-17-2014 11:40:04 | More by SoCaliC8
Photo of MadCat
MadCat

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow color, decent white head, some lacing

Smell: Banana and clove yeast, bready, and some fuit

Taste: Wheat, spice, lemon, bread, banana, and yeast

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full carbonation

Overall: Not a bad Hefeweizen, but not a standout for the style. Good if you are in the mood for one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 01:45:28 | More by MadCat
Photo of Drink_LocalSD
Drink_LocalSD

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-05-2013 19:37:56 | More by Drink_LocalSD
Photo of Zach_Voth
Zach_Voth

California

4.25/5  rDev +19%

10-25-2013 17:34:43 | More by Zach_Voth
Photo of GraduatedCashew
GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2013 16:26:03 | More by GraduatedCashew
Photo of funkel81
funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2013 19:22:31 | More by funkel81
Photo of ThinkRedEsq
ThinkRedEsq

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-09-2013 02:47:42 | More by ThinkRedEsq
Photo of betterbitter
betterbitter

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 17:57:03 | More by betterbitter
Photo of BeerOps
BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2013 03:32:48 | More by BeerOps
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-09-2013 04:25:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-07-2013 19:56:15 | More by largadeer
Photo of Beermazter310
Beermazter310

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-05-2013 07:00:59 | More by Beermazter310
Photo of TheSixthRing
TheSixthRing

California

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a flat, smooth surface within minutes. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Huge banana and clove notes smack the nose upon first opening. Faint citrus and wheat rounds out the aroma.

Taste - Huge banana character upfront and throughout, backed by a strong clove spice punch. Mild citrus (lemon zest) notes ring mid-taste before a touch of wheat makes it's debut near and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with lively carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy with a nice, crisp finish.

Overall - A fine example of the style, and another of the few U.S. breweries that has done it right. Not much in the way of bubblegum character, but the banana and clove combo is there without fail.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 01:37:06 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of afrokaze
afrokaze

California

3/5  rDev -16%

05-18-2013 22:23:01 | More by afrokaze
Photo of gshak
gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

05-15-2013 13:18:30 | More by gshak
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-10-2013 17:57:35 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of ArrogantB
ArrogantB

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the downtown Karl Strauss location. Hazy, cloudy yellow like a witbier usually does. Yeasty aroma with some wheat. Flavor was all banana, overpowering. No bubblegum unless someone makes banana flavored bubblegum. It wasn't gross but I wouldn't buy it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2013 21:18:36 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of Braz
Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-24-2013 19:08:57 | More by Braz
Photo of ThaddeusGhostal
ThaddeusGhostal

California

4/5  rDev +12%

04-20-2013 20:06:17 | More by ThaddeusGhostal
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.