Summit Hefe Weizen - Summit Brewing Company
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1.15/5 rDev -68.3%
I received a bottle of this from tavernjef (thanks!). But, something was terribly wrong. This beer was absolutely horrible. The 3/8" of yeast sitting in the bottom may be a clue, but the first sip was putrid - like vomit. I spit it out, looked it over, and tried another sip. Poured the rest down the drain. The worst tasting fermented garbage I have ever had. I had to wash my mouth out with Scope to get rid of the taste. Looking at the other reviews, I got a bad bottle or something.
09-15-2003 18:25:51 | More by Fabric8r
1.88/5 rDev -48.2%
Flowery hefe; what can i say - tastes like dishsoap to me.
A: Golden color with a thick head
S: Smells soapy; not a good start.
T: Tastes soapy. Very flowery (not bitter hops, but flowers) flavor to it. Not sure if that is a fermentation issue or the hops, but i feel like im drinking Palmolive.
M: SG 1.015 maybe? Medium carbonation.
D: The taste really throws me off, so hard to judge. Seems like the gravity and mouthfeel is fine, so probably drinkable if you like floiwery beers.
03-09-2009 23:37:42 | More by PalatineBrewing
2.4/5 rDev -33.9%
The appearance was slighty cloudy, with a very slight head. Pale yellow in color, what I would expect from this type of beer. The smell had a decent aroma of wheat, not overpowering but present. I actually had high hopes for this beer, but the taste had a metallic aftertaste. Not sure if it was from the brewing process or the fact the the bottle purchased may have been too old. In any event, the aftertaste took something away from this beer. I thought it was well carbonated and had a good mouthfeel. I just couldn't get past the aftertaste. I would try this beer again, but only if I could be sure that the beer was fresh. Never buy off the shelf marked for sale!
09-28-2005 16:23:37 | More by trekbiker3000
2.68/5 rDev -26.2%
Summit Hefe Weizen: on tap. Poured a very yellow color, very hazy. The color was a little startling. Nice thick head, dense and long lasting. Very lemony flavor, which was a little surprising (and no, they did not put a lemon in it). The banana taste typical to the style were absent. After taste was long lasting, and fruity sweet. The brew was smooth though, with a creamy mouth feel. Unusual brew, not that authentic to the style, and not in my top ten of the style.
07-28-2003 18:25:44 | More by jackndan
2.83/5 rDev -22%
Pours a very thin watery texture with a on half finger head rising and quickly falling to a small lace that sticks 1/4" above the surface following the beer down the mug. Color is a very light gold to almost yellow. The smell is all yeast with some notes of grains in back creamy sweet and slightly buttery. The taste is full and decent, the buttery sweet flavor of the yeast overpowers most untill the overwhelming grain finish hits you like a ton of bricks...tough...I graded the taste up a little as this is not my favorite type of beer. Mouthfeel is a bit too water for me. I probably wont buy this one again. I have had better hefes than this.
11-02-2005 04:47:41 | More by hoffman
2.9/5 rDev -20.1%
So my chance to have summit. I grabbed it from a shipment and was excited to get it.
It smells fruity with flowers
Taste is not good. Skunk with bitter. Just not for me. I do feel that if I had poured it colder it would have been better.
Lots of carbonization on the tongue.
Overall this beer is not for me. .
11-05-2011 23:15:02 | More by isualum12
2.93/5 rDev -19.3%
Bottle says enjoy by 6 September 2011.
Pours a nice cloudy golden straw yellow, like late summer wheat. A nice stack of head, about two fingers, white. Retention is decent, lacing is pretty good.
Smell - lots of fruit and yeast. Great banana and wheat aromas. A bit of spice, but mostly it's lovely sweet ripe fruit with some pungent yeast.
Taste is surprisingly tangy and a bit rough. There's more bitterness than I'd like, and not enough of those banana, yeast, and wheat flavors. Tastes a little like tonic water. Disappointing. Finishes bitter, drying out, but the bitter holds on still.
Mouthfeel - I find the carbonation to be too high, as the beer can't really settle down with all those bubbles flying around. Thin-bodied, as expected.
An okay beer, but not one I'll feel inclined to drink again. It's refreshing on a hot day, and I can finish the glass. But it's sharp and rough, with more bitterness and carbonation than I want from it, and it's missing those delicious fruit, wheat, and yeast flavors that the smell promised.
07-21-2011 02:48:29 | More by zeledonia
2.95/5 rDev -18.7%
Gotta love college budgets, first review in a while. Poured into my 21st birthday mug.
A: Nice golden orange color. Clear with tons of carbonation and bubbles rising to the top. 2 finger head that sticks around for a while and settles into about an inch of head that sticks around for the whole trip. Pretty nice lacing as well.
S: Only citrus, maybe some malts too. Very sweet smelling.
T: Follows the nose. Heavy on the citrus, pretty much exclusively sweet. Maybe a little alcohol at the end? Seems off for the abv but thats what it seems like. Finishes pretty clean.
M: Lots of carbonation, but has a crisp mouthfeel, light but not thin.
O: Solid beer, not my favorite hefe but i could drink it on a nice summers day.
08-25-2011 01:54:42 | More by JohannBock
3.03/5 rDev -16.5%
Cloudy orange yellow. Wispy, soapy foam that lasts pretty well. Nose is pretty disappointing and only shows light touches of character. Mainly banana notes with hints if corn and husk. As it opens up and warms, it becomes much more palatable. Fairly nice flavor profile, consisting of banana, clove and spice. A respectable, drinkable example.
07-04-2008 16:11:43 | More by Crosling
3.08/5 rDev -15.2%
2-finger head, rapidly receding. Cloudy (of course), dark yellow in color. Smell was a bit citrusy, but also a little pungent (in a good way). Unfortunately, there was also a glassy, metallic smell of some kind that was somewhat off-putting. That oddity carried through slightly to the taste, but for the most part it was an enjoyable taste with hints of bannana & aged apples. Nice body. A little hoppier than I would have expected, but for me that's not a problem.
07-15-2006 01:11:25 | More by hylton44
3.1/5 rDev -14.6%
On tap at Delilah's in Chicago. Pours slightly hazy light yellow with very small head. Smell is lemon, wheat and cracker like. Taste is a bit thin, very bubbly body, and is lemony and citrusy with cracker like wheaty flavor. More like an American Wheat than Hefeweizen, but a slight spiced flavor does come out, however. Lacking in body and some flavor, but still very refreshing, and easy drinking.
06-30-2008 19:38:13 | More by JDV
3.15/5 rDev -13.2%
Summit's Hefe-Weizen pours out a rocky white head over
a very pale and clear yellow brew (clear, at least until I swilled
the last quarter inch left in the bottle around and poured it in
the glass- it was properly cloudy then). The head collapsed pretty
quickly, and carbonation was moderate. The nose was the typical
wiezen malt, citrus, and yeast odor. The flavor was wheaty with
a bit of spicyness. Not bad at all. Not remarkable, but just a good,
02-26-2007 09:24:41 | More by shadow1961
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
I had this one on tap at the Irish Oak in Chicago. The Oak is a great bar about one block south of Wrigley.
Beer was a very light yellow with none of the "haze" you expect in a weiss. Normal but not spectacular head. Not much lacing. Not the appearance I would normally expect from this style.
Smell was better. Some clove, spice and notes of malt. Thats more like it!
Taste was just adequate. Some malty sweetness, a little clove & spice, but everything was understated. It has a kind of washed out taste & feel to it. Mouthfeel was thin & drinkability was about average.
I really like Summit beers and I was looking forward to this one. It was a disappointment. The taste was barely better than a Lienies Honey Weiss. I will continue to drink & enjoy Summit brews. I will just avoid this one.
06-21-2003 06:31:41 | More by Redrover
3.23/5 rDev -11%
12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Pours light orangy brown, cloudy, large bubble head,settles down to next to no head. Lemony/soapy nose. medium bodied and fairly low carbonation. Flavor notes I get are, lemon,coriander, soap and a moderatly malty base. Not a great tasty finish, sort of an ending wimper, middle of the road wheat. Doesnt do much for me.
08-20-2004 02:20:46 | More by Billolick
3.23/5 rDev -11%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Pale yellow gold with a slight cast of haze. Fluffy ivory-white head of moderate size with good retention.
Aroma-Typical hefeweizen characteristics are present, though light. Clove leads, followed by banana, with some bready wheat notes. Smell is to style, though not very impressive.
Flavor-Slight clove note with a bit of banana, followed by bready wheat. Finish has a quick twinge of carbonic acid, but is somewhat bland, with a very faint banana flavor appearing in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel-Medium light body, high, spritzy carbonation is almost effervescent on the palate. Leaves palate feeling refreshed.
I've enjoyed this much more on tap at the brewery and found it there to be a decent hefeweizen, though from the bottle its a little bit lifeless in terms of flavor and aroma. Quite drinkable, but it just doesn't stand out.
06-11-2011 04:10:52 | More by plfahey
Summit Hefe Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.