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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-04-2013 01:28:16 | More by jschott75
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NappyB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-29-2013 16:08:23 | More by NappyB
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-27-2013 03:41:23 | More by Sweffin
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours hazy pale orange with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose has notes of banana clove and citrus phenols with a backbone of wheat and straw like malts

Yeast is upfront and is dominate. Hints of citrus are present before it finishes with wheat on the back end.

Light and refreshing. Carbonation doesn't last long but is good while its there
Overall this is a good hefe with a good amount of complexity and a healthy amount of yeast. Very drinkable.

06-27-2013 00:36:45 | More by Fcolle2
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Kempski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-23-2013 09:43:40 | More by Kempski
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Smextongo

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-23-2013 07:02:27 | More by Smextongo
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menacho1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

06-19-2013 01:18:53 | More by menacho1
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ChrisHartz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2013 01:45:46 | More by ChrisHartz
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-15-2013 02:58:40 | More by Waveoff
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A muted yellow and slight light brown edged body, opaque in appearance with a good amount of carbonation. Head is bleach white, and very creamy growing almost three fingers tall off the pour, and settling to a nice whipped up thin puck.

Classic Hefeweizen nose, with minor lemon but a very good bubblegum sweetness. Chewy and fruity with a very solid malt wheat backbone. Real nice inviting sweetness on this, very nice.

Palate has all the trademarks of a good hefe, but it's a bit watery and fleeting. Light chewy wheat density with good bubblegum like sweetness. Clove like finish with a good wheat like bread sense on it. Lemon notes hinted on the nose are quite muted, with a nice simple chew.

This is pretty solid, just missing some body that would give it some good depth, but it's a nice stateside produced hefe to know about.

06-10-2013 22:54:00 | More by smakawhat
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-04-2013 12:59:35 | More by Azpittil57
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flasker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-03-2013 20:35:37 | More by flasker
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-02-2013 00:00:27 | More by tswater
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Beric

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-01-2013 12:52:50 | More by Beric
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-25-2013 20:34:00 | More by sgoro
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WKole81

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

05-25-2013 04:46:24 | More by WKole81
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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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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a weizen pint glass. Best by date on bottle 4.12.13... whoops! Well, it's been in the fridge since January.

Look- Light amber, mild haze. Three fingers of loose, crackly white head that falls very quickly, minimal lacing. Poor retention and stick for a hefeweizen.

Smell- Sweet, white grape juice, melon, light spice, more banana than usual for the style, quite fruity. Floral, fruity, juicy with a sharper twang. Almost lemonade-like.

Taste- Sweet, very assertive ripe banana and light brown sugar. Bready finish, almost oatmeal like. Banana bread and 'nilla wafer comes to mind. Overall impression of sweetness, but by the finish it's cleaned itself up with a clean white tea bitterness, soft citrus pith, more white grape juice. Not quite like any other hefe I've had before, I'm liking this a lot.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full body, moderate carbonation comes out up front. Slick, almost heavy feel. Finishes soft, powdery, mild coating. Heftier than anticipated, but seems to suit it.

Overall- I'm not a huge fan of the Hefe style and not particularly enamored with Two Brothers, so my expectations going in were moderate at best, particularly with the beer being past it's best-by date and all. At this point I'm just disappointed that I only have the one - if this was available around here it'd make my go-to list no problem.

05-21-2013 06:02:29 | More by Lawl3ss
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DHS1029

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-20-2013 00:43:57 | More by DHS1029
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eheinz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-18-2013 01:30:50 | More by eheinz
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-16-2013 20:57:27 | More by JackieAnton
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JoyHelfrich

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-15-2013 05:49:04 | More by JoyHelfrich
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-15-2013 01:18:54 | More by lucasj82
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-14-2013 23:54:21 | More by NickSMpls
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.