Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a hazy yellow gold from the 12oz'er into my tulip glass. Head is small and fades fast. Looks good. The first smells are of cloves, bananas, some phenolic tones and lemons. Nice but a little subdued.
First taste is upfront with a nice smooth sweet maltiness that carries notes of cloves, light citrus tones and earthy yeast. I enjoy the subtleness of this one as the flavors balanced. There's an intersting bit of sourness as well.
Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. As for drinkability...this is more of a brew I'd have every now and again. A nice change of pace and a nice example of the style.
11-04-2004 04:58:56 | More by orbitalr0x
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.
A - One-finger head of loose, bubbly white foam that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin film of lace on the surface. Nice trail of bubbles rising from the center of the bottom of the glass. Hazy lemon yellow. Moderately cloudy, but can identify objects on the other side of the glass.
S - Telltale banana/clove nose and light wheat. Banana dominates, almost like it's a syrup or candy.
T - Noticeably more subdued than the nose suggests. Light wheat-cracker taste, with a touch of banana appearing in the finish along with just a bit of lemon. Bittered just enough to balance the fruit without actually showing hops. There's also a hint of spicing in the background. It's all rather subtle.
M - Decently fizzy, but not over-carbonated. Decent structure for the style. What finish there is is quick and clean.
D - A fairly restrained but traditional expression of the style. Since it doesn't push anything at you, this could be quite enjoyable during a warm-weather session. A good selection for the friend who typically turns his/her nose up at craft beer because it tends to be too pronounced.
02-14-2011 05:06:55 | More by BuckeyeSlim
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
12 ouncer, with best before dating on the rear label. A healthy load of yeast on the bottom of this one, I swirled the bottle and ended up with a very cloudy, dull apricot brew, plenty of clove in the nose. leases nice looking, light and well dispersed lacing. Notes of the expected yeast induced bananas, more clove and some sweet and smooth vanilla.Has that "creamsicle" ice cream pop, flavor, smell and feel to it. Nice, fruity, easy drinking American take on the classic German style. On the sweet side, refreshing and quite drinkable.
04-03-2008 03:13:30 | More by Billolick
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
I've been really digging hefes lately. Here's a review of my 1st taste of two brothers version
A-fairly hazy with a finger of white head that quickly subsides into a ring on the pint glass. Color is golden with orange tint.
S-typical-cloves and banana, plenty of wheat
T-a lot like the aroma. Finish is a bit long with just a hint of bitterness
M-nice body with moderate levels of carboation
O- a solid hefe. Nice taste with an above average body. Biggest complaint is little longer finish than I would like
08-12-2012 01:00:44 | More by deebo
3/5 rDev -18%
Yellow pour, has the average amount of haze to it, 1" head, but retention was subpar, lacing not impressive either. Aroma was heavy wheat bread, almost banana bread.
Taste, eh, just wasn't into it at any point, no particular bad flavor, but was just so pedestrian. Identifiable as a wheat beer. Nothing like the good tang of the better ones. More clove than I would care for, which is a very low bar to begin with for beerandraiderfan. Light body, even for a hefeweizen. Some kinda artificial lemon flavor seems to be there.
I dunno, just another beer to me. Indifferent.
12-27-2011 04:34:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
Hazy darker yellow -- chill hazed in the glass...head is nice and pillowy and starts at 1/2 an inch and laces decently. Fruity aroma, a little astringency, with notes of spiced pear and cloves. A little too lemony for my tastes but theres also a lot of bready and yeasty qualities here with a spicy finish. Esters are not whopping banana. Pepper at the close. A pretty nice Wheat, with good mouthfeel, and even though Hefes will never be favorites of mine, this was a pretty good one in most aspects aside from slight sourness.
11-29-2002 12:13:16 | More by ADR
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
Cloudy lemon yellow like color to it with a fluffy thick all day lasting white head. Aroma has soft clove mild lemon and banana tones as well, not in your face pretty subdued. Flavor has some chalky yeast notes, with a bit of fruit mild banana, citrus tone with a clove finish. Acidity presence brings a tart quality about it, dry powdered yeast slap pack notes. Mouthfeel is light airy not to effervescent with carbonation, decent mix nothing offensive on my palate. Drinkability is solid a nice summer beer not super German hefe, but more so than the average American wheat.
05-29-2012 20:07:50 | More by WVbeergeek
3.55/5 rDev -3%
Picked up a sixer at Beverage Barn in Westhampton, NY. Bottle was then poured into traditional Hefe glassware.
A: Semi-aggressive pour produced a supremely disappointing little to no head with absolutely zero lace to speak of. Beer settled a hazy golden color with plenty of sediment.
S: Nose is mostly that of a typical German Hefe style. Lots of banana, clove and lemon citrus. What differentiates this beer from others is its inclusion of very detectable vanilla undertones, which add a nice aroma to the mix.
T: Bready to begin with and then a sudden burst of dominating lemon sourness mixed with vanilla, clove spice and banana. Not well balanced at all as the wheat finds itself completely overpowered.
M: Medium bodied with little to no carbonation...Maybe I got a bad bottle?
O: While this beer isn't terrible, its not great either. With so many superior choices in this style, I won't be grabbing this one again anytime soon.
05-17-2011 03:03:52 | More by mocktm
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
(Served in an American pint glass with no fruit)
A- This beer is a bright straw yellow with a hazy striations of yeast swirling around. The head is a good size off-white head that fades very quickly. The carbonation is only a few sluggish bubbles rising to the surface.
S- The notes of smooth soft wheat have hints of banana and faint cloves with some cooked corn aswell. There is a gentle hop spice at the finish. As it warms there is more of a grass note at the front end of the hops.
T- There is a soft wheat flavor with notes of lemon and faint banana. There is some hop bitterness in the finish. The finish has a slight sour note to it.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel but the texture is watery. No fizz or astringency in the mouthfeel.
D- This is a fair wheat beer but the flavors just don't seem to go together. It has some faint banana and clove notes but the cooked corn flavor and the slight sourness don't really make this beer enjoyable.
01-27-2006 23:59:28 | More by rhoadsrage
4.43/5 rDev +21%
Milky pale orange with a smallish white head. Fades to an edging but leaves inticate lacing.
Beautiful nose full of clove and vanilla. Banana is pushed to the background. Peppery and wonderful.
The same can be said of the taste. Heavy on the clove/vanilla/pepper spices. Lighter on the banana tones. Yeasty dough flavors are present and welcome as they provide support. Lingering herbals towards the finish, with more delectable vanilla.
A soild medium bodied brew. Carbonation is on the low end, but somewhat prickly. Fairly creamy. Delighful.
Right near the top of my favorite hefeweizens.
10-27-2002 23:51:31 | More by cokes
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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