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Hefe-Weizen - Minhas Craft Brewery

Hefe-WeizenHefe-Weizen

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BA SCORE
80
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.21%


Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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Reviews by chOAKbarrell:
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer does a very impressive job of staying faithful to a European-style Hefeweizen. The banana flavors are there, along with the noticeable yeast character, medium carbonation, light body, unfiltered appearance. I was expecting a run-of-the-mill regional offering, but I ended up being very pleasantly suprised by this beer. I actually preferred Berghoff Hefe-Weizen to the Berghoff Solstice Wit, and witbiers are my favorite. I only have 1 or 2 bottles of this left before its all gone, and I wont be able to get any more (got it in KY on vacation), and that makes me sad.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2006 00:58:57 | More by chOAKbarrell
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-24-2013 01:28:36 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-27-2013 01:22:35 | More by t0rin0
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-20-2013 05:31:00 | More by tyleeis
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rings

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a Bavarian style wheat beer, unfiltered--and mistakenly served with a slice of lemon (no friggin' fruit, please!)--and represents a pretty fair effort for a contract brewer. It's certainly much better than it had been a few years before.

Brewed only using pale barley and wheat malt, it's pale straw in color and pretty full in body, with plenty of banana and clove overtones to be expected. The finish is balanced and clean, with only the lingering yeasty esters traditional to the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2011 20:37:13 | More by rings
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle acquired in trade with JCapriotti (thanks!).

Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and citrus. Tastes of wheat, cloves, and bananas. On the thinner side.

Notes from 8/20/06

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 15:24:29 | More by hopdog
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zeff80

Missouri

3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a somewhat hazy, straw yellow color with a fizzy, white, one-finger head. No lace.

S - It smelled of wheat, lemon and some clove.

T - Lots of wheat and grain flavors. A slight citrusy kick adds a little something more.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A very light bodied and easy-drinking beer.

D - This is an okay hefe. Doesn't really taste like a true hefe but it works as a session brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 02:19:22 | More by zeff80
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Small head on slightly cloudy yellow body. Smelled as a typical Hefe, with an odd metallic twang as well. Something else in there too, which got stronger as I drank on: bratwurst/kielbasa. Seriously. That smell wasn't in the taste however, as it came across as a delicious Hefe should. Nice citrus finish. Smooth, thick in the mouth. Good beer. Gonna have to try another and see if that odd sausage smell is present.

Seriously. Bratwurst and kielbasa. No joking.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 19:51:32 | More by ibashmuck
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merlin48

Kentucky

1.68/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle pours a limpid yellow body with a small white head that quickly vanishes without a trace. Aroma is subtle, some clove and faint fruit. Mouthfeel is nearly flat. Insipid and watery. Taste has some clove, maybe a hint of banana, and some yeast. Not much to note. I hope this was an off bottle but looking at other reviews leads me to believe otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 12:19:40 | More by merlin48
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Weiss Glass

Color is nice, a light straw with a decent cloud. Head is very disappointing, light and no lacing in the glass. Not fluffy at all.

Aroma is sweet and corny..nothing I would expect from a Hefe. No yeast or wheat aromas at all.

Taste is sour, like a saison, no Hefe flavors I can detect. Mild adjuncts like corn..Sour taste that is almost like spoiled vegetables steeped in alcohol. Terrible.

Mouthfeel is bubbly with no body, nothing creamy at all. This beer is thin and not very hefe like.

Drinkability is bad as the taste just is terrible for this style.

If you are a Hefe-Weissen fan, avopid this like the plague. This is nothing like a good weiss. At all.

Looking at the other reviews, maybe I was harsh as this is an American Hefe. I'm sorry it's still not a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 01:09:44 | More by wheatyweiss
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a hazy, pale straw color with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Smell is that of a typical hefeweizen but not overpowering. Banana and clovey sweetness are at the forefront. The taste is similar to the nose with a grainy, metallic finish. Mouthfeel is light with a light carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Easy to drink, a decent offering. Not my favorite hefe but decent.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 04:18:07 | More by gmfessen
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sweetkness

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is definetely an American style hefeweizen rather than the German variety.

A-Appearence is right in style guidelines. Light golden color, brilliantly clear, good carbonation bubbles. I prefer the cloudiness in this style, but many American versions do not have this.

S-Good malt aroma with the whear character showing through nicely. Very lemony/citrusy. The citrus character could be from small hop addition. Ester character noticed, but not clove or banana like, which is what this style should be.

T-Good, but probably the weakest part of the beer. It has that good wheat bite to it. A citrus lemon character dominates. Low in hop bitterness/character that lots of American versions have. The lemon character dominates through aftertaste. There is a slight wheat/malt character that shows in the end.

M-Moderate carbonation. Light body. Smooth.

D-Very drinkable and refreshing. Would be a fantastic summer beer. I could see some not liking the lemon tartness, but it is welcome by me.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 20:57:16 | More by sweetkness
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WJVII

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brew 3 of 5 from Berghoff and I must say, things are not getting any better. Poured into a pint glass this beer has a straw color that is hazy, but not as cloudy as expected. There was a 1/4 inch head that didn't last. This beer has a strong banana aroma with hints of citrus and spice. The taste follows suit with banana and lemon. It is a lighter bodied beer for the style. It is ok, but once again, nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 22:05:23 | More by WJVII
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shadow1961

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Berghoff Hefe-Weizen pours a finger of white foam over
a cloudy yellow brew. There's not a lot of carbonation, and
the nose is citrus and wheat and bit of tangy clove. The flavor
is dominated by tart lemon flavor, in fact it tastes a little like the
lemon extract you get at the supermarket, with just a little bit of
that velvety creaminess I've come to inspect in a hefe after the
rush of the flavor up front. Mouthfeel is crisp, and very tart. This
would be pretty decent on a hot day, but it's not even close to
being what I feel is a proper hefe. This sample lacked the
spritzyness and clove ester spicyness that a good hefe should
have, and the citrus seemed overdone, as if to mask what could
be a simple American Wheat Ale, like their Solstice Wit. Drinkable,
but also a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 18:50:38 | More by shadow1961
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Light yellow color, one finger head faded quicky. Not what I was hoping for per the style.

S- Strong lemon complimented with floral aromas.

T- Good balance with notes of ester and slight sourness.

M- Smooth and crisp, but I found it a little thin for the style.

D- It is surely refreshing I gotta give it that.

Not too shabby, quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 18:27:40 | More by Pauly2X
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botham

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a hazy golden straw color with a finger of loose white head. mild lacings on the glass.

smell is fruity, with notes of apple, apricot, and wheat malt. a typical hefe-weizen, although more fruity than most.

taste is sweet and malty up front, with notes of pale and munich malts. fruity character includes notes of the same apple, apricot, and a touch of grapes. very clean and smooth on the finish, without much of an aftertaste.

mouthfeel is light bodied, with a decent load of carbonation and a creamy texture.

drinkability is great. like most hefe-weizens, this brew is light and fruity, without anything to make it undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2007 02:41:25 | More by botham
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Atron67

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- poured a foggy yellow with off-white foam that built up quickly but faded just as fast
S- a little wheat scents, although they are kinda low so i cant discern much
T- was a slightly sweet yeasty wheat flavor. has a mellow sour lingering flavor which is actually kind of nice
M- a slightly crisp medium body
D- a decent wheat but nothing special

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 23:55:59 | More by Atron67
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, straw-colored yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Faint aroma of bananas, coriander, and crackers.

Taste: Light wheaty sweetness upfront with a little bit of citrus. Sure, there's the obligatory hints of coriander, banana, and even bubblegum, but they're all far, far off in the background. Quick, light finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Light carbonation.

Drinkability: It's mild for a hefeweizen. That being said, it wasn't half bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2007 19:34:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
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youngleo

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured to a good head that disapeared very fast. A little lacing was evident but not very much. It was a yellow color that was a little cloudy.
S- You could smell yeast, a hint of alcohol and maybe a slightly sweet citrus.
T- It tasted just as it smelled. The yeast was evident. With a slight sweet flavor and maybe a little orange or citrus flavoring.
M-It felt about average in the mouthfeel category. Carbonation was not overwhelming. It felt a little heavier than perhaps a Bud or Miller Lite.
D- I could drink these on occasion, but only a couple. I would have to be in the mood. I dont think that mood would come that often.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 17:51:13 | More by youngleo
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WesWes

New York

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an excellent pale and wheat malt scent along with a really fruity hefe yeast aroma. It's loaded with lots of banana and cloves scents. The taste is average. It has a watery wheat ale taste with a light hefe yeast finish. It's really not as impressive as the aroma suggests. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an average hefe. There really isn't anything that exciting about it. The aroma is nice. That's it.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 01:17:52 | More by WesWes
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours bright, golden yellow with a plenty of haze and a small amount of sediment. Almost no head; what's there is made up of small, fizzy bubbles. The smell is too sweet at the start but balanced out after sitting for a bit. Soft grains come through nicely and are complemented by the expected mix of sweet banana and spicy clove. Those notes translate in a straightforward way into the taste--with the addition of some lemon up front--but suffer from the light, even watery mouthfeel. None of the flavors stick around long, though, leaving you with a crisp but uninteresting finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2007 02:37:22 | More by BitteBier
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemon yellow tone. Slightly hazed. Thin bubbly white head. Lacing is patchy and sporadic. Pretty sweet aroma with mashed over-ripe bananas making a big impression. Also a little vanilla. But not much of the traditional clove/pepper trait. The taste comes forth first with the sweet bananas and yeasty doughiness. And that's about the extent of it. Not bad, but not real complex either. Medium to medium-full body. Moderately carbonated. Decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 03:32:20 | More by Bighuge
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got the Berghoff sampler. This was the first try to set the tone.

Cloudy yellow, but VERY fizzy like soda with no head. Almost like a ginger ale. Smell was there. Bananna Bananna. That was it, with a bit of the malt in the back, but true to style. Mouth was, thick and chewy, suprising because of the lack of particulate. Strong malt character with minimal burning on the tounge and slight aftertaste. Really clean finish. Well, taste was a true Hefe if not a little light in flavor. Banana was the taste of the day. There was a little clove and wheat taste on the back. All I could think about is a slice of orange to compliment and make this cold as possible. There was a slight processed "rubber" flavor coming out but that may have been from warming.

Yep. This was a good start! This is probably one of the best examples of non-offensive. Just enough flavor to be a Hefe and not dissapoint, and be true to style. I'd welcome this again. Looking forward to the rest of the sampler.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2007 22:08:22 | More by Ricochet
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Berghoff'sHefe-weizen pours the typical appearance but lacks in head retention and lacing. The nose, however, is quite nice with some wheat, citrus rind, a hint of clove, and some more plastic-like and smoky phenols - all of which carry over into the flavor! It's well-balanced, and teeters between gently sweet malt with a suggestion of bubblegum, and drying, smoky-plastic bitterness. The wheatish malt base holds its center, and the very firm bitterness keeps that in check. It's slightly unusual, but I've had similar weizens from Bavaria with that burnt-plastic phenol; and although it may also seem a little thin or light for the style, there are also lighter versions available from Germany. Enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2007 02:42:40 | More by NeroFiddled
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Monsone

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy head that quickly dissapates to nothing with no lace at all.

Smells are typical Hefe, there is yeast with some banana.

Medium/light bodied mouthfeel. Flavors of banana bread with bubblegum. There is a citrusy note in there too. A little to watery.

Pretty drinkable. Easy going well priced hefe. I have had better but not for the price.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 21:57:33 | More by Monsone
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Hefe-Weizen from Minhas Craft Brewery
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