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Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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)
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HellesTrinker

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-07-2012 02:10:29 | More by HellesTrinker
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-17-2012 02:59:32 | More by t0rin0
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SoCaliC8

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-17-2014 11:40:04 | More by SoCaliC8
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magictrokini

California

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap Downtown. A very nice hefe. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Nice strong aroma of banana, clove, and wheat. The taste follows through big time. Great balance, with both the clove and banana yeast esters shining on their own. A nice lemony finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 17:07:36 | More by magictrokini
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy deep yellow with a nice white head. I must say...this beer looked really good. Nose is banana, wheat and not much else. Taste was mostly banana and wheat. I could not really detect any clove here. Sordove astringent on the end of the beer, taste begins to die but this beer is still good and very drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2009 00:40:17 | More by barleywinefiend
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TheSixthRing

California

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
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
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 02:42:30 | More by spark3148857
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-07-2013 19:56:15 | More by largadeer
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Drink_LocalSD

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-05-2013 19:37:56 | More by Drink_LocalSD
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betterbitter

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-29-2013 17:57:03 | More by betterbitter
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ThePaleRider

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-09-2014 20:41:15 | More by ThePaleRider
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-25-2012 01:34:15 | More by jrohrbacher
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the_encinitan

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 02:24:26 | More by the_encinitan
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BreweryRun

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 15:41:52 | More by BreweryRun
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-14-2014 00:01:41 | More by Hohnbaum
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-11-2013 19:22:31 | More by funkel81
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-03-2014 16:43:19 | More by Ejayz
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somalley26

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-24-2014 23:47:35 | More by somalley26
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-09-2013 04:25:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 18:51:41 | More by 2beerdogs
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DoubleJ

California

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Karl Strauss gets the call. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Not much head is formed on top of this bright yellow, almost goldenrod colored beer. It's cloudy, with head retention which is below average and is just a small lace. But the nose is very promising. It's big on banana, offers some good wheat notes, a pleasant baking spice, and good yeast.

Pleasant banana bread flavor upfront. There's some lemon and unitty yeast going on as well. The taste isn't far off from a "4"., it's that close. Light bodied, crisp, and easy to drink. All this makes Windansea Wheat a good (and underrated) beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:51:33 | More by DoubleJ
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rawfish

California

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy banana hue with huge head, four fingers if poured too vigorously. Decent retention and a slight lacing that slips down towards the liquid.

Banana, clove, heavy yeast, generic hefe aroma but this beer absolutely flaunts it and keeps down the grain and cereal malt aromas. It even delivers a bit of lemon and grass hops, hmmm.

Big carbonation is getting in the way of the nice banana, and clove spices leaving just enough to mingle with some cereal grain, lemony wheat and powder in the finish. Really good profile, the carbonation starts to fade as the beer warms.

Carbonation bomb, the first few sips I felt as though I was missing half the flavor after fighting through all the bubbles. Other than being grossly overcarbonated the body is lighter than it looks and is easier to drink the longer the beer sits.

All in all I was surprised by this beer, it has all the makings of a good hefe in flavor and bouquet. If it could just tone down the carbonation a bit this could be alot better.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 03:31:45 | More by rawfish
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-10-2013 17:57:35 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2012 04:23:13 | More by Stoffel
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-09-2013 02:47:42 | More by ThinkRedEsq
Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.