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

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BA SCORE
82
good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-05-2011)
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Photo of kif
1.58/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Dark orange color, no head, no lacing

S - Really smelled of old bananas to me. Some lemon also. Not a super strong smell.

T - Almost no banana flavor which I found odd for a hefeweizen. a bit of caramel, but overall just tasted like a skunky old beer. Just in case I was crazy, I had 5 other people try a sip or two who are all BAs, and everyone agreed. Either there was something wrong with the keg, or this is just a really terrible beer. For the first time ever I had to send back a beer. The bartender said I was not the first to say it was a drain pour.

M - Flat. No carbonation at all. Not an enjoyable feel.

O - I really like hefeweizen's but this was terrible. I could not get past a couple sips and had to drain pour it. For the first Onion beer I have tried, it really made an extremely poor first impression. I really hope it was just a bad keg, or some really really dirty keg lines (seems unlikely based on the bar).

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of DrJoe82
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev -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 Fcolle2
3.45/5  rDev -2%

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 sdonegan
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jscheuf
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of maxcoinage
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of fergster75
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Kyle1986
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of latackbeer
4.8/5  rDev +36.4%
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!!

Hefty Weiss from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.