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Hefty Weiss - Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-05-2011

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 6
Photo of latackbeer
4.77/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm a sucker for a Great Hefe.

Nose right away double bubble favorite gum! Light Lemon highlights.

Poured a murky orange with a huge puffy cloud with lots of stickiness.

Taste is excellent, Spark of Clove and a hint of caramel great mouthful.

Loved it so much purchased my first Growler from the Wild onion filled with this delicious brew!!

Great service and my type of Pub!!

Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of Kyle1986
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass (with a lemon wedge) at the brewpub.

And my visit to the Onion ends here. It pours a surprisingly clear golden straw topped by a finger of white micro-froth. The nose comprises wheat, lemon zest, cardamom, coriander, and flowers. The lemon wedge may have biased my nose, but I did try to work around it. The taste holds notes of mandarin oranges, lemon zest, coriander, wheat, and a minor touch of caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice hefe, though it seems lacking in the way of hefe-ness, so to speak. I'm not really sure how else to put it. Still pretty good, though.

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of fergster75
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mush
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdonegan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jscheuf
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Fcolle2
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours amber in with haze and a thin head. Smell has predominately banana esters along with a large wheat presence,sweet doughy malt,and yeast. Somewhat thicker for the style but moderate amount of carbonation help cut the body

Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of clove, hint of yeast, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, slight yeast, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, and a hint of bubblegum. Overall, poor appearance, very low carbonation for a Hefeweizen, decent aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emerge077
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler with a lemon, no thanks.

Very murky brownish dark orange color, opaque with a few randomly surfacing stray pond bubbles. Not much head, and no lace at all. Doesn't look all that appealing to be honest.

Sweet bready aroma and taste, some impression of banana chips, but nothing in the way of fresh banana. Light astringency, slight paperiness. Feel is average, the sweetness and lack of expressive yeast makes for an average Hefeweizen.

This is way too much like Hacker-Pschorr or similar mass produced and overly sweet Hefes... take a look at Dancing Man as an example of a good domestic Hefe.

Photo of enelson
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of DrJoe82
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Hefty Weiss from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.