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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 11
Gots: 42 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sgoro, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

WKole81, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

amcaleh, May 23, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Lawl3ss, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

DHS1029, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

eheinz, May 18, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

TheSSG, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JackieAnton, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JoyHelfrich, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

NickSMpls, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

hopswap1, May 11, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haven't had much Two Brothers since they pulled from MA. What I have had I certainly enjoy and I miss this brewery.

A- Poured into a tulip from the bottle. The glass fills with a hazy, golden-orange brew. A cap builds up on the beer to about one finger high with a foamy texture. Retention not too good in my case. Tiny ring around the top leaves spotty lace.

S- I could smell this one as soon as I opened the bottle. A big blast of banana, lemon tarts, clove and some bubble gum fills the nose. Spicy but also comes off as floral and fruity to me.

T- As the nose might suggest, this one is packed with flavor. Some malty sweetness lends a good backdrop for the big yeast flavors. Banana, clove and orange peel hints make up the main profile of this beer. Some grassy, spicy bitters.

MF- High carbonation foams up in a light body that feels pretty silky overall. Goes down very smoothly and feels like a cloud on the palate.

Flavorful but not out of hand with bubble gum or spicy flavors like some tend to be. The sweetness is present but kept in check which is satisfying. Good example of the style compared to some other American brewers.

cbutova, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

BrianSherry, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

coffygrinder, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

CuBuffsaNut88, Apr 18, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - very clear, not cloudy at all

S - very fruity, bananas

T - very fruity. banana taste? It comes from the yeast they use. This is much more fruity than other beers of this style.

M - slight carbonation, not too much

O - pretty solid if you enjoy this style. if you don't care for fruity flavor then stay away

mjc3151, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Holland, Apr 15, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 6/12/13

First had this many years ago, while on a long term hefe kick, since which i've moved on to many other styles. Ebel's was never a favorite, but 2 Bros wasn't freshness dated back then, and this is a fresher sample, still a couple months in code.

Murky golden orange with the yeast poured in, A finger or so of dense creamy white foam that leaves behind some lace and maintains a skim on the surface.

First whiffs of banana bread were pleasant, giving way to bubblegum and clove hints that aren't as pleasant to me personally, but it's true to style.

Flavors of wheat and clove, a slight sweetness, becoming astringent in the middle and dry in the finish. Astringency competes with the smoothness of the wheat, throwing things off a little. Slight banana aftertaste, but not really bursting with it. Still not my favorite hefe, not in the ballpark of Dancing Man or Weihenstephaner.

emerge077, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.