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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | 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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A-Smoove

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-11-2013 18:07:43 | More by A-Smoove
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Davit

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-06-2012 06:06:36 | More by Davit
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-05-2014 01:41:26 | More by kylehay2004
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-15-2013 00:06:14 | More by craigdb
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-08-2013 21:51:50 | More by scottwurst
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gorman72

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-06-2013 19:05:31 | More by gorman72
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LornaLee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-29-2011 05:33:29 | More by LornaLee
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-11-2011 07:08:58 | More by buddyvelt
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-21-2013 20:14:58 | More by DMB
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jacothom

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-15-2012 05:12:54 | More by jacothom
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bowlerjoe2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-03-2012 15:11:57 | More by bowlerjoe2
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-21-2012 04:58:12 | More by imperialking
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KVota

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-28-2013 21:21:22 | More by KVota
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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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

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)

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

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -3%

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.

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

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -3%

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.

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

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -3%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3%

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.

07-02-2008 00:46:27 | More by beermanbrian
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

11-04-2004 04:58:56 | More by orbitalr0x
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.