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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002)
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mynie

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +21%

Pours dark for a hefe, right in the direct middle between yellow and amber, nice and cloudy with a big white head.

Smells strongly of clovey wheatmalt. Very, very spicy, which is nice, but it's not really complex.

Tastes much more complex. All the good stuff is there: bananas, white pepper, and cloves. No shitty fruit complexities to weigh things down. And, best of all, the body is so thick and creamy that after a few sips the beer begins to taste a little like flowery frosting. Trust me, that's a good thing.

03-22-2011 04:48:40 | More by mynie
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

This has to be one of the best domestic (American) attempts at a straight-up Bavarian-style hefeweizen. What I focus on the most with it is its wonderful, dynamic, relatively complex aroma - banana bread dough, curiously extra-toasty/nutty granola-like malt, and light-moderate, yet vibrant, softly-spicy floral notes - just wonderful!

The taste mirrors the aromas well, with that malt character really giving the beer some depth (so it's not just fruity banana and clove esters) in flavor, but not quite as much in body as it needs - not that it's thin or too dry - it could just soar if it had a little more roundness and maybe a touch of honey (malt) flavor (could be due to the malt they use? is it domestic?)....

Pleasantly surprised at how drinkable and enjoyable and true to style it is. Maybe it just needs additional head-retention and body-enhancing proteins (flaked wheat?)...Either way, well done, sirs!

03-13-2013 06:19:07 | More by Bouleboubier
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brewerburgundy

California

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

12oz bottle, Sam Adams perfect pint, best by 11/23/10 (I received this after the best by date in a bif.).

The color is certainly spot on. It ranges from pale banana yellow to deepening golden orange, all well hazed. The head deserves the benefit of the doubt because of the age, though the bubbles are decidedly small and unlike towering prime examples.

Soft wheat, ripe banana, the suggestion of cloves.

The malt seems to have some aggressive spice in addition to the clove. Vanilla makes it a more balanced beer and plays with the banana flavors well. A lemon sourness contributes even more to balance. Large amounts of flavor, both classic and with a twist.

A high carbonation level makes it very refreshing. This is a great quencher and one of my favorite Hefeweizens ever.

I believe this is my favorite American made Hefeweizen. It seems like it would be a great warm weather beer that I would definitely drink in place of any macro or change out with lighter hoppy beers.

01-14-2011 23:30:35 | More by brewerburgundy
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Franchise

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

This offering poured from a 12oz bottle pours a hazy golden color that leaves a thin off-white head that stays with the beer. The aroma is sweet. Wheat, lemon, pepper, yeast, grass, are all present in the nose of this brew. The taste is sublime, cloves, bananas, orange peel are all dancing on your tongue. This hefe has a syrup consistancy wheaty, bready, and has a distinct lemon flavor...finally the brew finishes on a citrus hop profile with a banana bread spice finish.

03-15-2006 20:01:54 | More by Franchise
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

I had this one on tap in Chicago at the Bad Apple as well as one or two out of the bottle at a friend's place. The tap pour was $5 for about 16oz into a weizen glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance (3.5): Hazy dark gold (that seems too dark for the style but is what I have written down...). A fluffy finger of head reduced to a thin film.

Aroma (4.5): Sweet clove, slight banana, and some cereal from the grains.

Taste (4.5): Orange and banana with a clove finish. The classic hefeweizen profile of fruity phenols.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Slick, medium-high carbonation and medium-low body. Very drinkable.

Overall (4.5): I liked this one a lot. One of my favorite new weizens in fact. It's too bad I have only seen this in Chicago.

04-06-2011 14:43:25 | More by grover37
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KI9A

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

Wow-WOW!

A: Pours very hazy yellow, nice head, great lace.

S: Clove, yeast, spice, bread

T: Same as above, plus bananna, citrus, even a hit of pepper.

M/D: Heavy for a hefe, alot like a Wit. VERY refreshing. This is by far and away my favorite Hefe. Not even a close race with others I have had.

So far, what I have had from this brewery has been exceptional.

05-30-2008 01:40:52 | More by KI9A
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

Appearance: Orange, red, pink hues all mixed together. Decent foam and good lacing. Cloudy as hefeweizens should be.

Smell: Cloves, pepper, and some banana. Nothing wrong with this.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Perfect mix of cloves, banana, pepper, and...bubblegum. Very very smooth and delicious.

Drinkability: Pretty thick beer thats easy to drink.

Overall: A good textbook hefeweizen.

07-29-2010 18:48:00 | More by tjsdomer2
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

Pour has a nice orange-golden color with a good unfiltered look. There is a nice white head, however it goes away fairly quickly.
Smell has a lot of things going for it for a hefeweizen. There is a the usual nice wheat and barley smells, but there is a nice addition of clove and vanilla to the usual banana smell of this style.
Taste is very good on this selection. Ebel's is a much sweeter taste than the average hefeweizen. The malty sweetness to the beer accentuated by the clove and banana tastes make it a nice drink.
Mouthfeel is very nice. The beer has a nice thickness, but keeps a crisp, refreshing feel at the same time.
Drinkability is always good on hefeweizens. Because of the crisp, refreshing bite to the mouthfeel, this beer would be an awesome session beer on a hot summer day. The sweetness gets to the tongue a little bit, but the taste is worth it. I was surprised by this beer. I hadn't heard much about it, but it was a very nice selection that makes me want to try more styles from the Two Brothers.

03-21-2009 02:44:33 | More by BDIMike
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

I think this came as an extra in a trade, intentionally served with the sediment. Beer is yellow and completely cloudy with an aggressive head of small white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is strong banana and minimal cloves. Very nice.

Beer is light in body and wheat and quite carbonated on the palate. There is a small sweetness and big banana flavors in the midpalate, nice finish, mildly grainy. A very nice beer.

11-22-2010 14:48:02 | More by drabmuh
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rrwiltse

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

Tasty! Poured with very little/no head; very nice golden color, I swear it nearly glows! Gorgeous aroma--citrus, a bit of spice, and I can definetly make out the banana the bottle claims. Very smooth, a carbonation tingle on the tongue, and a bit tart with the citrus. I like it! Easy drinking yet quite flavorful. This would be a perfect summer beer.

04-07-2006 23:15:50 | More by rrwiltse
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-17-2014 23:01:16 | More by reitzbrewing
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vfalstad

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-26-2012 17:46:51 | More by vfalstad
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CoreyW

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-31-2012 15:21:23 | More by CoreyW
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow/golden color with a two finger fluffy white head. Head recedes fairly quickly leaving a layer that covers the whole top of the beer. As I drink the beer the head disappears completely.

Smell: Strong smell of bananas and cloves right off the top. The spice from the yeast dominates.

Taste: Initially I pick up sweetness that is accompanied by a mild lemon flavor as well as banana, clove, and some bubblegum. Spice profile from the yeast is apparent throughout. Very slight bitterness at the very end. Taste is light and crisp, quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: I think this one is a very good Hefe. Something I would definitely come back to once the weather warms up.

01-23-2011 22:10:41 | More by oline73
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KCM

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-11-2012 04:02:21 | More by KCM
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RedRabbit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-18-2013 23:57:51 | More by RedRabbit
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Steamer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-12-2014 14:45:00 | More by Steamer
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BrianSherry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-01-2013 20:51:58 | More by BrianSherry
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-04-2012 00:13:46 | More by stxSS07
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amcaleh

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-23-2013 18:05:37 | More by amcaleh
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dmartin118

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-16-2012 23:29:35 | More by dmartin118
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giblet

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

this poured nice and smooth with a one inch head. nice bready aroma. smooth taste that was a little fruit and light. good beer for the summer months as a nice thirst quencher. a pleasant surprise with a nice dry finish. it was good enough to have two in a row.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

03-30-2009 18:04:03 | More by giblet
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Deanstreat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-20-2012 01:49:35 | More by Deanstreat
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-02-2012 02:43:55 | More by duceswild
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mrsp1107

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-06-2012 23:16:11 | More by mrsp1107
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.