Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -22.7%
Best By 3/14/05
Hazy because I agitated the yeast before pouring, pale gold in hue with warm tawny highlights. The head, on a hard pour, was only a finger in height. The white bubbles then quickly faded to a thin, soapy cap. The liquid plays the part but the head size and retention are disappointing. There was no subsequent lacing. Im picky with my Hefeweizens; so far this beer doesnt live up to expectations. The nose clears up any worries that this beer is really an American Wheat in disguise. I can clearly smell bubblegum, raw (wet) wheat, hints of banana, clove, and some spicy residue. The bouquet said everything I wanted it too. I didnt have to hunt any of the smells down either, the potency is moderate and this beer is plenty articulate. Needless to say it is inviting. The palate is flawed. It is too tart for a Bavarian Wheat. The acidic is too vocal and the clove and banana qualities are very quite. The true wheat flavors are at the back and they dont shine until the shallow. Empty. Bad bottle? Bad beer? I havent been impressed with anything Ive had from Two Brothers so Im one to think this just isnt a good beer. This beer has everything the style should, just in wrong amounts. The acidity should be softer and at the back, the wheat should be louder and more forward in the taste and the bubblegum, cloves, and banana should be rich and found throughout. I cant say Im disappointed in this beer because I didnt have any expectations. Really though, this beer is lousy. Medium in body, the carbonation is way to low for the style. The mouthfeel is really lacking. It needs more bite. I didnt find this beer to be drinkable. I love Hefeweizens; this one only pretends to be one. The nose was nice but it fell apart from there. Lousy. It will take some serious convincing to get me to try this beer again. I purchased this bottle in Iowa City, IA. Not good.
04-01-2005 02:05:59 | More by bditty187
2.88/5 rDev -21.3%
Poured a Cloudy Lemonade yellow with huge sticky bone white head that hangs out longer then Oprah at a buffet.
First thing i though of after a good whiff is that it has some of the same aroma qualities as a weaker Saison Dupont but not tart, i think the Hay is giving me this impression. Aroma and Taste has Banana, Hay, yeast, and some clove hiding down there, and ever so slight citrus at the end.
There's alot of very good aromas and flavors, wish they were stronger though.
thin mouthfeel with a clean finish, could drink a 6er easily i bet.
02-02-2010 08:44:05 | More by ChadQuest
2.93/5 rDev -19.9%
Thanks to GDBEERMAN for the bottle
Poured from a 12 oz bottle, best by 9/04/10
A - Pour is reminiscent of a dull, cloudy orange juice, with very little head and minimal retention; no lacing to speak of.
S - Nose is on the lighter side with clove predominantly, with some hints of banana and bubble gum.
T&M - What stands out the most to be is a lack of carbonation. This beer is lacking the "crispness" that I was looking for for the style, I was hoping that it would be made up with a bit of a tart edge in the flavor, but it wasn't.
Clove notes are dominant, with the banana and bubble gum taking a bit of a back seat. I was looking for more phenolic flavors. The yeast is certainly present, along with a bit of softness, presumably from wheat.
D - All around decent, but lacking in several areas very important to a hefeweizen. On the brighter sides, lower ABV and rather easy to imbibe.
08-12-2010 02:12:17 | More by ZeroSignal
2.96/5 rDev -19.1%
Appearance - Cloudy, light-amber, with a golden yellow hue. Looks like foggy urine. Not the most appetizing color for a beer, but I'll take it. Looks heavily carbonated too.
Smell - Smells like beer - the stereotypical smell one would equate to beer. Grainy, subtle hints of aromatic hops, but not a lot to say.
Taste - Tastes heavily grainy, not as bitter as evident from the carbonation, but has a strange, smoky aftertaste to it. Not bad, but nothing special.
Mouthfeel - The heavy carbonation stings a bit, and that's probably the beer's only glaring issue.
Ebel's Weiss is nowhere near the aesthetically sublime and delectable qualities set forth by Two Brothers' Domaine DuPage. It's my first Hefeweizen beer, but if this sets the course for the style, I'm not sure how active I will be in exploring it.
08-11-2014 02:32:28 | More by SteveJeremy
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
05-12-2007 22:41:46 | More by ppoitras
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
Appearance- Pours an awesome , brisk head with good retention and awesome bubbling and awesome brussels lace left after each sip. Color was a muted yellow with light amber notes.
Smell- Lots of wheat infused lemons with a sprig of sage and clove.
Taste- The tartest tasting weiss I've ever had. It was a not so great mix of typical weiss taste and lemons. Das war nicht so gut. Starts out wheat and good with some bubble gum and ginger.
Mouthfeel- Too dry and tart to be a repeatable weiss.
06-01-2006 04:00:42 | More by scruffwhor
3/5 rDev -18%
Yellow pour, has the average amount of haze to it, 1" head, but retention was subpar, lacing not impressive either. Aroma was heavy wheat bread, almost banana bread.
Taste, eh, just wasn't into it at any point, no particular bad flavor, but was just so pedestrian. Identifiable as a wheat beer. Nothing like the good tang of the better ones. More clove than I would care for, which is a very low bar to begin with for beerandraiderfan. Light body, even for a hefeweizen. Some kinda artificial lemon flavor seems to be there.
I dunno, just another beer to me. Indifferent.
12-27-2011 04:34:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3/5 rDev -18%
Shocked and chagrined!
Two Brothers Brown Fox was one of the first beers I really fell in love with. And considering that I love hefe-weisse beer, I thought I had to give this a try. Don't make the same mistake.
It pours like day old champagne. The tiny lace dissipates quickly. Reminds me of stuff I used to play drinking games with. The "suspension" of yeast is disgusting; the beer's not uniformly cloudly, just filled with specks of crap. It smells good, but looks skunky.
Speaking of the smell, it's not bad -- somewhat estery with nice spices, a little sweet.
The primary taste is gumballs followed maybe by vanilla and clove. A lot of esters. No real balance or distinction to any of the flavors. Completely artificial.
This is the harshest microbrew I've had in my mouth to date. It feels a little like Miller Genuine Draft, not as bad as Icehouse. Very sharp and piercing, over carbonated . . . what the hell is going on here?
I'm going to finish my six pack, keep buying Brown Fox Ale for sessions, and never think about this beer again. It's drinkable, but not really a hefe at all. It has no body, no character, no sophisitication. As a hefe-head, I was insulted.
08-09-2003 23:12:00 | More by ngandhi
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.