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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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alleykatking

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap.

A- Pours a cloudy golden yellow color. Half finger white head that dies rather quickly. Some light lacing left on the glass as I drink it down.

S- This one stayed pretty close I might say. Nice banana and clove all over the nose. There was some light wheaty bready notes sprinkled in a citrus overtone. Nothing over the top but enough to make you want to taste it.

T- Light bready wheat upfront to this. The middle had the banana and clove shine through. Light citrus and more wheaty notes on the backend. Pretty straight forward to what the aroma was. No off flavors that I have seen other people talk about.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little off I thought. Wheat and citrus left on the palate with some banana and clove in the ending mixed with a sweet alcohol. Flavors were balanced I thought for the style. Light drying on the palate.

D- This was a very drinkable Hefe. Not the best I have tried by far but this one made me go back for more. A nice summertime beer that even BMC drinkers could sink their teeth and pocketbooks into.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2010 23:05:20 | More by alleykatking
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mactrail

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange flavor is the standout. Sweet and rich. Spicy but less flavor than most Hefeweizens. Nice nose, very fragrant with spicy wheat esters. Pleasant cloudy amber in the tall glass.

I thought this was very nice for a first beer of the evening. Clean, plenty of flavor, quite malty. It's not the classic German style but so much better than many awful American wheat beers I have to give it some credit. Enjoyed at the Tap Room in Pacific Beach.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 04:56:00 | More by mactrail
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-09-2012 21:12:56 | More by Backlash209
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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-15-2013 13:18:30 | More by gshak
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Vigilante

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-20-2014 01:51:59 | More by Vigilante
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ThaddeusGhostal

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-20-2013 20:06:17 | More by ThaddeusGhostal
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-30-2014 10:44:35 | More by Raziel313
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow with orange hue. Nice fluffy head.

The smell was mainly of banana with a slight spice as well.

The taste was on par with the smell except with a little more lemon zest and less is no clove.

I had this beer at California Pizza Kitchen and I'm glad because my pizza was so spicy a sip of this hefe took the heat right off. A better pairing than I could ask for.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2011 16:30:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-21-2012 20:33:50 | More by yoitsarch
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-31-2013 00:48:52 | More by hpthebull
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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
Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.