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Summit Hefe Weizen - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 05-31-2002)
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Tasted on 5/11/05 at Bricks (Beer Bar) in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Clear light gold but pretty hazy after swirled pour. Light clove and banana aroma and flavor with the clove standing out a bit more than the fruit. Light-medium bodied with a citric bite in the finish.

Pretty average Bavarian Hefeweizen.

Per SBC website: Summer Seasonal.
11.2 P, 20 IBU, 4.2% ABV, 4.2L (color).
Malts: 2-row Harrington, Wheat
Hops: Tettenanger

05-20-2005 19:45:51 | More by RBorsato
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Danegerous123

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 20:52:45 | More by Danegerous123
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2014 19:21:02 | More by rorjets
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2014 20:02:00 | More by Mealhouse
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

It pours out looking pretty cloudy with and without the yeast added in. A nice sized lacy head on top of that. This is pretty much a standard hefe from what ive had, not a whole lot going on. Pretty grainy taste, some citrus smell and taste in there. All and all a pretty nice beer.

05-14-2003 13:15:45 | More by Tballz420
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 14:29:27 | More by Latarnik
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-22-2013 01:46:58 | More by zestar
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-16-2013 20:40:25 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2011 03:39:00 | More by inbierveritas
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malty

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a nice soapy (swirled the last inch of product and dumped into glass) golden orange with a bright white head that diminishes to a mere 1/8".

Nice sour citrus notes of lemon rind in the nose. Yeasty with a vanilla component.

Refreshing flavor of the lemon mixed with the yeasty backdrop. A little clove and white pepper (faint) but virtually no traditional bubblegum flavor.

Mouthfeel shines with ultra fine carbonation at a playful pace. On the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice clovey spice and citrus finish.

Drinkability is good. I can see myself drinking a couple or three in one sitting.

Overall a good utility Hefe for me. Better than most American Wheat Ales, but falls short of the high bar set by the Bavarians. A good wheat beer though, but nothing memorable.

06-24-2007 00:58:05 | More by malty
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-31-2011 21:38:36 | More by muddyh2oblues
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Straw yellow beer with a glowing orangey hue in the center. Beautifully hazed with yeast. Fluffy head on top, perfect white; persisted decently, slowly down to a 1 cm head layer.

S-Slightly citrus, with a nice clovey tone and assertive, refreshing wheatiness.

T-Smooth, clovey-spicy with a hint of banana and a slight lemony essence lingering into the finish. Wheaty tang is certainly there, though not too aggressively.

M-Crisp and nearly puckering high carbonation, large-bubbled and cleansing on my palate. Medium-light body.

D-Perfect for a sunny summer day. Unfortunately, it's a bit gloomy out. But, it's a tasty brew and is quite smooth and enjoyable. Good for any weather patter, I suppose :)

05-29-2009 20:40:20 | More by CHSLBrew
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stevetanks26

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-25-2012 06:53:27 | More by stevetanks26
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2011 20:44:15 | More by pisomojado8
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2014 14:46:26 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-17-2012 20:23:29 | More by Localdrinklax
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-07-2013 01:05:51 | More by CDubbs75
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2012 13:10:15 | More by Chucker17
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

A - Cloudy orange color. White head fades to a film. Small bits of lacing.

S - Sweet and light bubblegum yeasty smell and some earthy wheatiness. Also some mild hoppy bitterness.

T - Taste starts out with a light crispy bite, quickly into some earthy wheat & sweet yeast flavors. Some sweeter banana flavors come in briefly before a lightly bittersweet finish.

M - Light to medium consistency, with light carbonation.

D - Very easy drinking, nothing outstanding or terrible. I love hefes and this ones local so I'll be drinking it a lot this summer.

06-16-2008 02:41:09 | More by umustdrink
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shivtim

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

A hazy yellow, but not quite as hazy as a hefe should be. Small white head fades quickly. Nose is yeast and oranges. Taste is citrus and clove, with some anise. A bit spicy. Mouthfeel is great, nice for the style. Drinkability is above average. Overall a good american hefe.

01-28-2007 23:40:09 | More by shivtim
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kashmoney

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- straw colored with big head and lacing on the glass

S-bananas, cloves, vanilla

T- sweet, banana flavor with clove/peppery finish. smooth.

M- thin

O- solid beer. nothing special but definitely one that will hit the spot on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 21:59:24 | More by kashmoney
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into water glass at work.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a foamy head.

Smell: Some wheatiness with strong bananas and some cloves.

Taste: Mostly semi-sweet wheat malt, with nice balance of bananas and clove. Light hop spiciness at the end. Slightly watered down for a Hefeweizen, but pretty good overall.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, fairly light, dry finish.

Drinkability: Very light and easy to drink, but also a little light on flavor. I prefer other Hefeweizens, including Schell's, which is also local.

Edit: I changed this review quite a bit on May 1st, 2010, because this year's batch was better than last year's, which was weaker than normal.

06-26-2009 20:21:57 | More by bsp77
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Nice frisky weizen flavor. Not as much banana or spice flavor as expected for this style, but that just lets the fizzy wheat taste take the stage. A good cloudy body, thought its yellow is a tad darker than expected. Thin head, grainy lacing. I couldn't resist squeezing in the lemon slice, but that ain't no crime with this beer. Highly carbonated as expected; in fact, almost "seltzer water" gassy. Another surprise to be found at the bar in Marshall Field's basement.

02-04-2004 17:54:32 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Slightly hazy pale yellow hue. A hard pour produced a modest white head (a true Bavarian Weizen should require a soft pour for a large head, anyway…), fair retention, it sunk slowly to a soapy cap. Minimal spotty lace. Well-constructed nose with the perfect invitation, cloves, wheat, spice, yeast. Not potent but pleasant. The palate is lightly spicy & clovey… fruity but not so much banana-like… sharp yeasty finish. Supremely refreshing. Definitely the abv you’re looking for in a summer seasonal. High carbonation does mask the flavors a little too much, medium-body. A pleasant quaff even if it is a little off style-wise, it has its charm. Thanks ZAP!

10-06-2003 21:03:01 | More by bditty187
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herman77

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Dark yellow/golden color. Super cloudy, can't see through it at all. Lots of fluffy, creamy white head. Thick small bubble lacing is painted all over the glass.

S: Sweet and yeasty. Bananas and clove spices.

T: Follows the smell. Wheat and a dash of floral and pine hops are in the mix as well. Very smooth finish.

M/D: Lighter body that feels a little thin. Lots of small carbonation bubbles makes for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel at first, but as you swallow, there is a little bite on the back of the mouth. Pretty good drinkability. Hefes aren't my faveorite, but this pretty refreshing on a warm, summer day.

07-11-2010 00:16:36 | More by herman77
Summit Hefe Weizen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.