Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 53 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002)
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Photo of amiles
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of KI9A
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Photo of Slynger
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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!

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of bgramer
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of MayorAdamWest
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of baos
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of birchstick
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.7/5  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.

Photo of danburgess67
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

Photo of malcontent
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of Vancer
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of prototypic
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Photo of Kiwano
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A light yellow straw-like color with a fair head on top.

Smell: A little bit of citrus and yeast.

Taste: Light and a little bit of citrus but sometimes has a little bit of a metallic finish. Not as sweet as some other Hefe Weizens It doesn't have as much flavor as I would have liked.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light consistency. Nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A fair hefe weizen on the lighter side. It is tastes good but is not a hefe weizen of choice but rather one that I would have if there weren't better options available.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lively, cloudy yellow body with a foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of dried wheat, cracked cloves, bananas, and a little bit of citrus.

Taste: Starts with sweet-tasting wheat and lemony citrus flavors. Mild notes of banana and cloves follow and last into the flowery, lightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Lively carbonation.

Drinkability: Seem like a hefe-lite to me. Still, though, it was fairly refreshing and easy-drinking.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

the bottle states that due to the beer being unfiltered, it will be hazy/cloudy, but this is not the case. does not look like your standard german weiss. it is a clear straw in color as opposed to the cloudy, glowing german weiss beer. the bouqet does stand up in respect to style, with fresh bread, banana, and clove notes. taste does as well, with the sweet malts dominant. it doesn't have enough crispness to balance that i associate with this style, however. the mouthfeel is where this really differs...the top german weiss beers have that chewy, crisp, full mouthfeel that this doesn't...it's not bad, not great, just different. if this was hopped up with some citrusy hops like GBH it would make all the difference for an american wheat. still, at this abv and being a pretty tasty beer the drinkability is good on a warm summer night.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This wasn't a bad hefeweisse, but I can't help but think (after having my first Schneider Weisse tonight) that American brewers just can't quite master the German-style weisse beer. This beer is bright yellow with a pretty persistent white head. Aroma is pretty malty for a wheat beer, with some citrusness. This beer is not very clovey for a beer of this style. Maybe it is the lack of spice, the fairly abundant citrusness, the yellow body, or the white head, but this beer really reminded me of lemon merangue.

Photo of marcobrau
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer does indeed glow orange as described on the label, with a delicate, loose head of white foam on top that falls fairly quickly. This wheat is definitely "with yeast" as the beer appears quite hazy. The aroma is wheaty and banana-like, but I'm missing the vanilla and clove mentioned on the label. There's a pleasant juicy fruit gum sweetness at first and a surprisingly tart finish with not much too memorable in between. The mouthfeel is fairly full-bodied, but about right for the style. Overall, the drinkability is enhanced by the tart finish. This is a beer I should probably have more often when I craving something wheaty.

Photo of ppoitras
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with Lewis13 from RB. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 4 1/2" off-white head over the cludy burnished gold brew. Head fades gradually but still holds with plenty of froth, and lacing sporadic and delicate. Aroma is wheat clovey, with tart touches. Taste follows the nose, although not as intense with the clove, and nary any banana, but with some hops bitterness discernable. Mouthfeel is gassy and somewhat thin, and drinkability is okay. Didn't get much out of this one to make me go shopping for it again anytime soon.

Photo of TexIndy
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date on the back label. I tried this while home in Indiana to visit my parents. After I bought it, I noticed the best by date is almost 2 months past so I'll retry another time but tasted good enough to write the review. Had a nice cloudly golden color. Good size initial head that ebbed down a thin constant film. Had a bunch of carbonation throughout. The smell was not exactly what I was expecting. It had the usual hefe smells but those were overpowered by what to me it more typical of a witbier. Very peppery and dry. The taste followed the smell again with the wit-ness coming through. Since my sample was past date maybe this is due to that. Overall, a rather tasty brew that would be perfect on a hot day. Look forward to trying others from Two Brothers on my next trip. Highly recommend. (4, RR, T, Y)

Photo of pmcadamis
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale gold and hazy with a nice one finger head. Not as much rolling foam as I would expect from a hefe.

A big wallop of green banana and cloves are right up front. Dry grassy smell like a field of dry dead grass. A slightly vegetal smell is present...and unwelcome.

Tastes very much like it smells. Clove and green banana predominate, with hints of bubblegum and nice dry finish.

This is a weird hefe for sure. It has the pre-requisite flavors all right, but they just don't seem to be balanced. This is very acidic and not as sweet as most hefes. It's not all bad, but it doens't appeal to my tastes and it seems a bit off for the style.

Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.