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Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 505
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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Photo of gpawned
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

gpawned, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of ultralarry2006
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Left a big, classic hefe-weizen head that eventually receded to long lasting surface skim, left some lacing. Body was a cloudy yellow gold. Looks very good.

Smell - some bananas, faint cloves, and hint of creamy wheat. Aroma is of a classic hefe, just rather muted, but still good.

Taste - creamy wheat, some subdued spices, mainly clove. Again rather subdued, and not quite a classic hefe, but good nonetheless.

Mouthfeel - moderately full, creamy slickness, and oddly, semi-dry.

Drinkability - the muted, subdued quality of this doesn't exactly make my mouth water. Still, it's decent, not bad, just not great either.

ultralarry2006, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JimGlonke, May 29, 2012
Photo of A-Smoove
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

A-Smoove, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Davit, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kylehay2004, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

craigdb, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of gorman72
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

gorman72, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of LornaLee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

buddyvelt, Dec 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DMB, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jacothom, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

KVota, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of eheinz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

eheinz, May 18, 2013
Photo of ffshore545
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

ffshore545, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, May 29, 2012
Photo of beerphilosopher
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.

beerphilosopher, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Sep 02, 2010
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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.

TheSSG, May 17, 2013
Photo of Kendo
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.

Kendo, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
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)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2008
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.