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Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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90 Ratings

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Ejayz, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Raziel313, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

MadCat, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Drink_LocalSD, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Zach_Voth, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

funkel81, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ThinkRedEsq, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

betterbitter, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

largadeer, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Beermazter310, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

TheSixthRing, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

afrokaze, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

gshak, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 10, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

ArrogantB, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Braz, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

hpthebull, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

likesbeer, Feb 02, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

rawfish, Jan 26, 2013
Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.