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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

431 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 431
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%


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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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a deep copper color and a head that falls quickly.
Odor is sour you smell some wheat. Maybe some banana as well.
Taste is of banana and some generic sweet flavor. Wheat also comes through pretty strongly. Sour taste comes as well.
Mouth feel is clean and crisp. Carbonation is strong and you can feel it as you drink.
Although I am not a fan of hefeweizen, this one is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 02:46:15 | More by dexterk1
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jeffreymstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Very wheat-gold with about 1 inch of head. Not a lot of sediment, though a decent amount of haze.

Smell: A hint of vanilla, but is not strong and doesn't follow through in the taste.

Taste: Light banana notes. Its subtle and a bit dry on the back end.

Overall: Sessionable Whitt, but nothing too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 04:45:17 | More by jeffreymstein
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall Paulaner stemmed glass from a 12oz'er bottle. Pours a medium yellow with a slight haze. Very thin, white head and no discernable lacing. Nose is very spicy, with ripe banana and pear notes. Mellowed with a little bit of vanilla, perhaps? Smells great. Palate is dead on with good clove spiciness and fruitiness asserting itself ... bananas, pears and pineapple. Interesting characteristic - this one almost has a little bit of over-ripe, slightly fermented pineapple flavor going on. Not at all unpleasant, just unexpected. Adds some character to this otherwise typical hefe. Finishes clean and slightly tart. Thin mothfeel and pretty heavily carbonated. I like this one - again, it has a very unusual tart flavor I didn't anticipate. Maybe I need to check the age of this bottle, but it's not a bad thing. Good one from Two Brothers ... try it, I say.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2006 00:53:41 | More by beerphilosopher
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 8/7/08. Bottle, best by 9/3/08. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of spices (clove, corriander). Flavor is rather fruity and sweet for a hefe (lots of citrus, also kiwi, pineapple, grapefruit). A slight sourness from the fruit too. I liked the fruitiness of this hefe and it was quite tasty too! Interesting hefe.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 15:28:48 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Kendo

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass. Body is golden and almost-clear: there's a touch of haze. A bubbly, 1+ finger, whitish head settles on top.

S: Typical hefe scents: cloves and a slight wheat twang.

T: Sharp wheat twang is there at first. Some cloves and a hint of ripe banana. Finishes dry and lemony.

M: Light in heft. Sharp, active carbonation.

D: Good. A little too sharp in the bite; could be more mellow to get a higher score here, but I almost gave it the 4 anyway.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 17:49:55 | More by Kendo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A robust Hefeweizen who's yeast pushes the phenolic character from spice into something much more.

A deep and rusty copper color carries a glowing haze with firm and froathy head formation, great retention, and equal lacing. The beer has a quentessential Hefeweizen appearance... maybe a bit dark.

Spicy, malty, and lightly smoky, the yeast contribute much more of a phenolic character than does its estery counterparts. Fruity, yes but with a backup note of apples, appricots and banana and with lagging support of lemons or citrus fruits.

The savory malt components come to life in flavor with a bread crust, doughy, caramelly taste that is testament to both barley and wheat. The tricky Hefe yeast offset the balance with a heavy emphasis on the meaty, smokey flavors far above the banana, clove, lemon character that is signature for the style. Though all of these flavors are fare game, the balance is off. Low on hops, the beer allows sweetness of the malt to dominate. Otherwise, the beer is sound.

Bready, moderate, and creamy throughout, this Hefe continues these textures from initial sips to an extended finish. Though consistent, it doesn't allow for much of a transition to crispness, drying, or any other finess parting characteristics.

I feel like I nit-picked this beer a bit too much in description. The beer likely fares better than my critiques. It's a solid beer and a pleasure to drink but it is no Sneider Weisse.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 03:22:55 | More by BEERchitect
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 20:07:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, lather of white head with great persistence. A nice aroma of banana with a touch of clove in the back. Lovely turbid, straw color. Starts off slightly sweet, slightly citric, a flash of metallic hop, then a really nice, rich malt comes through. The finish is a blend of the malt and mild hoppiness.

When I first tried this, I didn't recall there being such a noticeable metallic twang. I can't verify if this bottle was stored in the ideal conditions, so yeah.... I still find this to be a favorite example of an American Hefe.
Dancing Man is better, but this is still good.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 18:13:12 | More by TheSSG
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color right on for the style but a very modest head doesn't help the appearance. Smell is cloves and banana as expected with the clove sliding into the peppery range. Taste is a little bland upfront and the the yeast clove notes kick in full throttle. Some faint lemon notes. Not a whole lot else in the flavor. Mouth is on the thin side. Finishes almost like a macro. A summery brew for a hot day. Overall a little above average.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 00:46:27 | More by beermanbrian
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a mostly clear amber color with a nice starter head, nothing later. Nose is a bit estery, some wheat malt evident, some spice, decent. The taste follows suit, hitting all that would be expected, but really nothing fancy. The mouth could've been a bit more full, but otherwise, this is a perfectly sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 23:01:11 | More by objectivemonkey
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mocktm

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:03:52 | More by mocktm
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Vixie

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice clear yellow with a lot of bubbling, but not much of a head.

Smell is mainly banana, clove, and malt. Pretty much what I expected from the style.

Tastes similar to the smell. Banana is noticeable, with a hint of clove. Finishes with a bit of spice, mainly from the clove flavor.

Feel is about standard for the style.

An easy drinking, nice hot weather beer. Not quite up to the best of the German wheat beers, but would be a nice beer to have on a hot day or after working up a sweat outside. Goes down very easy, could easily drink two or three of these at one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 23:38:55 | More by Vixie
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a bright, golden hue, cloudy at the top, clear at the foot. I've poured the contents of this bottle into a fantastic weizen glass, Aventinus, to insure optimum conditions, and produced a large, fluffy, proud, white head. Aroma is all the usual earmarks for style: fresh, a touch floral, but large with lemon, some spiciness, yes, vanilla, yes, I can imagine cloviness, and there's a whiff of bananas. Quite enticing and appetizing, but not as large as other weizens I've enjoyed.
The palate feels great graininess, followed by a phalanx of hops that continues it's advance throughout the finish. Light body, low malt, but the flavor continues sip after sip. An excellent summery brew that leaves me yearning for more, and anticipating more, perhaps bolder weizens when spring really starts to show itself. Very, very drinkable, but the flavor and aroma is a bid mild for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 16:17:17 | More by feloniousmonk
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2004 04:58:56 | More by orbitalr0x
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straw yellow color with slight haze and a bit of active carbonation. Head is decidedly slight and disappears quickly into nothingness. Nose characterized by banana, clove, and other vague spiciness laid over top a smooth grain base. Though the expected banana and bread flavors are present, the taste is surprisingly sweet. Sweetness lingers well into the afternotes. Mouthfeel lacks crispness but isn't particularly creamy either. This one is quite drinkable but falls short of my expectations for a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2005 20:51:43 | More by BitteBier
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received from maximum12 in the Summer Beer BIF. Thanks, Corey! Into my weiss glass

A: Clear orange-yellow with a one finger thick white head. Tons of carbonation. Head retention is less than good for the style and it recedes to a disk fairly soon

S: On the nose, this is decent with some banana, clove and a hint of pepper. A little bready with wheat on the nose. Decent, maybe a little watery?

T/M: Pretty solid with banana and clove being the most prominent characteristics on the palate. Wheat comes through nicely. The finish is a little watery, though, and that's a tad disappointing as the dryness is great. Carbonation is solid too

D: This is fairly easy to drink and I'll have no problems polishing off a few if it was local to me

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 18:38:30 | More by DefenCorps
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moester13

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden-yellow with a lively, bubbling body. No much head on this one, discouraging for a heffe

S: Sweet,estery banana aroma, traces of lemons and bit of hoppiness.

T: Mix of bananas and other citrus fruits with a dash of honey and spices, finishing into a soft fruity bitterness that lingers lightly in the back of your throat.

M: Very light, mellow body with some bite from the carbonation

D: Extremeley drinkable, think the flowers on the label demonstrate perfectly the feeling this beer conveys. Goes down smooth and lingers just long enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 03:27:25 | More by moester13
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light golden look. Nothing special here. No head retention while drinking. LIght carbonation.

Smell: Bright yeast aroma. Comes off as a banana/mango smell. A lot of the traditional Hefe smell here, very pleasant. This was the strongest aspect of the brew.

Taste: Smooth front to this beer. The yeast guides through to the mild body of this brew. A banana, malt, nut flavor sticks on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Very light, this beer would be a good recommendation for someone getting into craft brews. The yeast fades away more then would be desired.

Overall: Solid. A starter brew for sure. Shows a lot of solid characteristics of a traditional Hefeweizen but I would definitely recommend other authentic German versions first for a similar or lower price.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 04:19:32 | More by KFBR392
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malcontent

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

To call the pour "cloudy" would be an understatement; opaque butterscotch color with little head to speak of.

Entirely clove-driven on the aroma with only hints at banana and wheat chaff.

Clove isn't as forceful on the taste either due to balance or from the overwhelming presence of banana that was only hinted at on the nose.

Mouthfeel has beautiful chewiness up front but slides into wateriness. The carbonation is creamy instead of crisp. Still, for all its faults I found myself drinking this effortlessly. Flawed in a lovable way.

Serving type: growler

09-30-2007 06:15:03 | More by malcontent
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metter98

New York

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is straw yellow in color and has just a few bubbles floating on the surface. It's rather clear and only a light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of bananas and cloves in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a little bit of sweetness along with flavors of wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with very little carbonation.
D: The beer is very thirst quenching and easy to drink. This would be rather sessionable on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 13:20:45 | More by metter98
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden, straw, orange color…hazily transparent, I can see a few bubbles bubbling up…some head formed when upon pouring, but nothing really reamians…could use a little life…(3.25/5)

Smell: Sweet, floral/herbal, vanilla, banana and clove…wheat, a touch of citrus (lemon and orange), yeast, grass…very malt based…smells like a classic Belgian style whit ale…lively and nice…(4/5)

Taste: Hefeweizen yeast, green banana, light/pale malts, wheat, a bit of bubblegum and clove…there’s an overall sweetness about it that’s nice…it’s not overly complex, but a refreshing brew that brings tons of flavor to the palate…light and mildly zesty, I’ve never had anything with banana in it that I’ve liked as much as this…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation…it definitely fluffs up a bunch bringing banana, yeast and light lemon bitterness to the palate…refreshing, light…(3.75/5)

Overall: This is a good brew…summertime, backyard barbeque, watching the Cubs day game on the porch TV (think college), hanging out with friends and hotdogs – this beer was made for those occasions…it’s light, refreshing, flavorful and super drinkable…definitely worth trying if you like this style or are looking to expand your horizons…(3.5/5)

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 05:58:43 | More by SerialHiker
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maxpower

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, hazy yellow color, nice light fluffy foamy head, leaves I nice lace in my glass, aroma of banannas, bubblegum-banana flavor, light body and very drinkable not bad for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 05:50:38 | More by maxpower
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another 3-year-old bottle from my stash, so this is a review of how well it ages, which a weiss is not meant to do...

A slight flowery nose when opened, then pours a dark weiss color, with a little less than standard haziness. The spicy flavor has subsided, leaving the malt to deepen to an almost syrupy richness. Hop flavor is subtle, more to make the alcohol feel a little warmer. Taste is well out of the style profile, but ages to a fine beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2003 19:48:10 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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francisweizen

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A decent weizen from two brothers brewing. This is a cloudy yellowish/orange colour with a nice white head that stays for a while. The aromas are in your face and consist of weizen yeast, lemon, orange, cloves, banana, and more. The taste is very wheaty and banana-like with some nice spicy notes in the mix as well. The finish is very fruity and spicy as well. The mouthfeel is creamy, and a bit thick for this style and the drinkability is good. A decent version.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 18:04:31 | More by francisweizen
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clvand0

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a cloudy yellow color with a small head that falls away fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is low on the esters that I like - no banana, clove. Just hints of wheat malt. The flavor has a nice, clean wheat beer character, but it doesn't have any of the banana or clove, just like the aroma. It's an easy drinking beer and it's nice and clean, but it's lacking some of the greater qualities of a good hefeweisen. Drinkability is good and the body is moderate.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 03:04:52 | More by clvand0
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.