Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Reviews: 203
Hads: 596
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
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Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002

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Reviews: 203 | Hads: 596
Photo of DefenCorps
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
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 (754 characters)

Photo of semihobo
2.12/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle from sixer, picked up at Trader Joe's, with best-by date of 12/09/08.

Pours with a small, lousy white head. It had big bubbles while it lasted, fades to pretty much nothing fast. Gold with medium darkness, not very hazy and I had most of the yeast compact to the bottom of the bottle and not come out. Give the last ounce a swish for sure.

Raisins, bananas, and cloves on the nose, as well as some tart malt.

Taste is definitely tart, the yeast has a musty flavor I've observed in some homebrew, not sure to what it should be attributed. Some clove still evident in the background but mostly must and tartness, like soured dark fruit. The sourness is not very lemony, which is what I would have expected. Minimal wheat lurking beneath.

Medium bodied, sour and slightly sticky finish. Moderate carbonation.

There are lots of good hefeweizens out there, this isn't the greatest. Overly tart with little subtlety. (922 characters)

Photo of KBomb
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy rust orange with two fingers of thick snow-white head. Even over a foot away from my face I instantly smell banana, bubblegum, vanilla, and pepper. I'm surprised at first taste that for all the aroma there is very little flavor. The only thing really notable is a bit of vanilla and bitter grapefruit aftertaste. It actually tastes pretty watery and perhaps a little sugary for my taste. Easy enough to drink, but not very compelling.

The incredible aromas teased me but the blandness of it all ends up being a disappointment. (540 characters)

Photo of ibashmuck
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a big, bubbly head on a cloudy light orange body. Looked like an orange cream soda. Smells were fairly faint...clove, fruit, touch of vanilla, and a hint of "wheatiness". Taste was interesting. Initial hop, then a quick spike of vanilla, then orange, a twang, and then a vanilla aftertaste. Did that same pattern all the way through. Not nearly as thick as other hefe's, but it had a decent coat, and was fairly smooth. Its a pretty good beer. I'm not sure if I'd like it the same again, as that vanilla touch is something I may or may not like depending on the day. It just so happened that on the day I tried it, I liked it. (697 characters)

Photo of beermanbrian
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (442 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan...
Pours a hazy, cloudy, bright-orange hue with a minimal head and small amount of lacing...
Aroma was bombarded with orange, nectarine, and floral essences...
Taste strongly complemented the smell with a strong pepperish character and tangerine nuances...
Hints of lemons, cloves, wheat, and coriander also abound...
Crisp, clean, refreshing stuff...
Ideal for a hot Summer day... (475 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head that disapears before I sat the bottle down. A small amount of lacing left on the glass. Has a clove and yeasty smell. The taste is mostly cloves... yep cloves is just about all there is. The cloves linger on the finish. The body is light, bordering on thin. It is a refreshing beer on a hot day. Low ABV aids drinkability. Reasonably priced for what it is. (403 characters)

Photo of katan
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A - Murky in clarity, almost perfect golden in color. The head was quick to appear and then as quickly dissipated.

S - This one is dominated by german yeast - yeast notes backed up by banana and clove. Certainly fitting the hefe style.

T - Starts off with nothing - literally nothing to me. Just wet. But it turns to a potent yeast and spice flavor that is as strong as I've had in a hefe. What a strange combo.

M - Seems watery - like the body of this one is a step behind the amount of liquor they put into it. Considering the ABV, it is surprising that there isn't that much body from the fermentables.

D - Very easy drinking - so easy to drink that I could make this an all nighter. I may be slanted by the summer review, but this one fits a night on my deck.

Considering my other two bros selection, I was beyond skeptical that another selection would be any good. This thing turned it around admirably. (928 characters)

Photo of amiles
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Four Moon in Roscoe Village, Chicago.

I'm ussually NOT a big drinker of weiss beers, but tonight it was so hot and humid that I found it only fitting. Appearance was typical for a weiss beer, cloudy yellow with a inch of fluffy head. This was served in a 20oz Two Brothers glass, with a slice of lemon. Smell was yeasty, and citrusy. Taste reminded me of a lighter Weihenstephaner, again yeasty, smooth and refreshing. Solid brew that I wouldn't mind ordering again. (478 characters)

Photo of KI9A
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (364 characters)

Photo of Slynger
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale, lightly hazy golden color, with a fuzzy white head. Lemon and clove smells mix with bready, yeastiness. Nice medium-light body with lots of soft and smooth carbonation. Flavor mimics smell in a tasty and pleasant hefe. First lightly tart lemon and tangy wheat then some sweeter banana's and spicy pepper and clove. A nice hefe from one of my locals. (355 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

Best by 05/09/08

A: Pours relatively clear until you get down to the last inch of beer in the bottle. Give that last inch a few vigorous swirls and finish pouring into the glass. Instant perfect cloudy hefeweiss! Bright orange and completely cloudy with a ton of suspended sediment. Creamy and bright, off-white head retains for a while and leaves a fair amount of lace in the glass.

S: Big spicy nose of banana, clove, coriander, tart lemon, and orange peel. Various other spices floating around in there.

T: Tart and tangy citrus coupled with banana, coriander, toasted malt, spice, clove, mint, green apple, and some grassy hops that pop out during the middle and finish.

M: Tart and chewy. Thicker and oilier than I expected. Nice dose of tangy fruit, mellow yet peppery spice, and the aforementioned hops. Long, dry and spicy finish.

D: Extremely refreshing and criminally easy to obtain here around Chicago. This is a fantastic summer beer! (1,005 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (539 characters)

Photo of bgramer
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at Sam's beer tasting and liked it so I bought a 6-pack to bring home.

Poured this into a mug. It's a cloudy yellow like a sunny yellow, not golden. There's quite a head that sticks around. The aroma is bready and citrusy and clove-like and I do detect bananas. There's a sweetness and thickness to this beer. It's good enough that you don't want a lemon slice to go with it. :-)

This is a good summer drinking beer. (429 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dated 2/7/08 - Consumed on 2/14/08

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden/yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head. No lacing.

S - It smelled strongly of yeast and clove. There were underlying notes of citrus and wheat.

T - Clove was the dominant flavor. It was complimented by a sweet wheat flavor and some yeast.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is an easy drinking beer. Despite being a week past the best by date it was still quite good. (469 characters)

Photo of MayorAdamWest
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had this at Leona's about two months ago... I was impressed then and I'm impressed now. After doing a bit of looking I see that the brewer makes several others and I will definitely be looking for them.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a hint of sunshine. Pale head that surprisingly stays for some time.

Smell: The bread/yeast scent is over powering at first and has an almost woody characteristic. Banana, coriander, clove, citrus come through next and are trailed closely by cinnamon of all things. Interesting.

Taste: Please see smell... Couldn't describe taste any different.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation level, full bodied, all around good.

Drinkability: The fact that I sat around last night and drank nearly a six-pack of them says something. This makes a good session beer and paired with the right foods... It could be great.

Overall, I recommend this beer and I will be going back to it again. If you are ever in the Chicago area give this one a try. (970 characters)

Photo of baos
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinking right now.

12 oz into Barilla spaghetti sauce jar.

A: Amber in color with a head that disappears. No lacing to speak of.

S: Smells kind of soured at first but its more of a rhubarb and citrusy smell.

T: Tastes like it smells. A little banana and clove in there as well. The sour tang threw me for a bit, but that flavor really grows on you. A good beer!

M: Light bodied but not bad.

D: Very refreshing. I have to remember this one for the summer. (462 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange with basically no head. Nose is funky bananas with a spicy and very, very doughy edge. Flavor is tangy citrus. A bit too bright IMO. But still in the grand scheme of things, fairly complex. Feel has a decent carbonation and the liquid is alright. Overall this is a fairly decent hefeweizen. Won't go down as the most interesting, but it's certainly a noble try from an American producer. (409 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow, with a nice head

S: like a wheat...with citrus tones, wheat after-tones

T: tasted like it smelled with wheat/lemon/citrus/hops…delicious

M: not as thin as other wheats I have had

D: Very easy to drink, could have a couple without a problem (261 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from rpezl, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with wheat, yeast and bananas with light malts, a little spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready and sweet with flavors of yeast, wheat, bananas and spices. The malt character is decent enough to provide some substance and there’s a mild hops presence to provide some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and spicy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, I could certainly knock back a few of these even if this wouldn’t exactly be my first choice if I’m looking to pound down a Hefeweizen. (916 characters)

Photo of kimcgolf
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a hazy golden yellow with decent carbonation and a nice white head that lasts awhile and leaves okay lacing. By far, the highlight of this beer is the aroma, which is a nice crisp mixture of coriander, banana, cookie dough and a hint of orange. Mouthfeel is sweet, somewhat chewy and a bit tingly from the spice. Flavor is a muted version of the aroma, but with all elements present.

The only downfall to this beer was the finish, which was slightly stale, short and watery, All in all though, a very enjoyable summer beer. (534 characters)

Photo of danburgess67
4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Available on our in-home four-tap draft system 24/7. Poured frequently.

Ebel's Weiss is constantly available at the local liquor store, and my wife and I have chosen it to be on our first tap year-round. We like it, our neighbors like it, and it's a genuine crowd pleaser.

This beer is a great example of the hefeweizen style -- cloudy, light, drinkable, and with a great aroma.

On draft, Ebel's Weiss is a fantastic beer in summertime or any time. (451 characters)

Photo of malcontent
3.59/5  rDev -3%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw yellow, nice little white head, even some traces of lace. Tons of yeasties on the bottom swirl murked it up at the end.

And I’m liking the Belgium yeast notes in the aroma – mixed with a wheaty citrus and lemon. Sharp and crisp finish, the lemon really presents itself then.

A fine Wit from the 2 bros, I’ll be looking for this one next year, as I got one of the last bottles from this years batch. (415 characters)

Photo of prototypic
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It's a light golden color. Slightly cloudy. Head is a modest one finger. Very short retention and light lacing.

Smell: It's a decent mix of earthy and spicy aromas. It has a typical wheat-grainy smell to it. Spiciness is primarily clove with some banana and light citrus notes mixed in.

Taste: The spicy clove and banana flavors are the main features. It has a grainy taste (as well as feel) to it. Some citrus flavors are noticeable, but they are faint.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied and goes down pretty smooth. I just find it hard to drink more simply because it's just an okay beer. Overall, it's okay but I wouldn't seek it out. (666 characters)

Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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