Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ebel's Weiss BeerEbel's Weiss Beer

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203 Reviews
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Reviews: 203
Hads: 596
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 81 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002

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Reviews: 203 | Hads: 596
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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) (363 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at World if Beer in Tioga. Highly recommended by the waitress. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a fluffy white head as expected for the style. Aroma is banana, clove, wheat malt, spicy and grassy hop presence. Flavor follows he aroma closely with big banana and clove notes on top of what is a slightly watered down wheat malt base. Could use a bit more flavor punch. Body is light with adequate plus carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel and finish. Overall all the hefe flavors are there but there's something missing from this that I can't put my finger on. Nonetheless a solid brew to have on a hot and humid Florida day out on the patio. (649 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow-orange, two finger head with nice carbonation.

S-Lots of wheat, lemon, spices and oranges. Tad bit of grass.

T-A let down from the nose. Poor balance, overwhelming wheat, something was even funky. Lemon and grass round out.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonation.

O-More like a witbier rather than a Hefe, not much clove or banana. (346 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was surprised to see this at a restaurant just down the street, so I decided to support the local brewery.

Color is a bright golden with a noticeable cloudiness. Served with a good two fingers of foamy white head, which stuck around for longer than expected. Aroma is noticeable of tropical fruits and, to a lesser extent, yeast. Flavor was wild: nice maltiness then banana, clove, and coriander. Finished with a slight sweetness.

Overall a very good beer. I am admittedly not a fan of wheats, but this was one hell of a beer with some crazy flavor action going on. Can't say this beer is going to change my opinions of wheat beers, but I certainly am glad to have had the opportunity to try it. Drinkability is good, though I, personally, just couldn't see drinking too many of these in a single sitting. (809 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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 (261 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

Slightly hazed yellow color with a white head that was reduced to a ring in a hurry.
Good aroma of yeast, wheat, banana & spices.
Taste is pretty much spot on for a hefeweizen with a lighter body than most others.
It's crisp, clean, refreshing and very easy to drink. (307 characters)

Photo of prototypic
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
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. (666 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (415 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
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! (1,005 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a light golden yellow color with nothing like the head I would expect fron a hefe. The nose is dominated by lemony citrus, with banana coming through secondarily. The flavor is lemony banana, with a nice creamy flavor from the yeast. The taste is not as strong as I wold like, but its not bad either. The beer is not as thick as I would want. Most hefes are thick, but this one seems too thin for the style. This is an easy drinking beer. If I could get it, it would be a staple in my fridge throughout the summer. (529 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown longneck with a nice label design (per usual with this brewery).

Beer pours a hazy darkish yellow with a fluffy white head, not much in the way of lacing.

Beer has a full nose of banana & spice. Nice bit of malt smell as well.

Taste is refreshing. Nice clove type taste to cut the more fruity aspects of the beer. The malts seems well calibrated. Not overly sweet or cloying, may not be a good beer to match with any full flavored foods as I think this Weiss would get overwhelmed.

Easy drinking refreshing summer type beer. May be a good intro beer for macro drinkers. All in all an enjoyable example of style. (637 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle copped from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan...
Pours a hazy, cloudy, bright-orange hue with a minimal head and small amount of lacing...
Aroma was bombarded with orange, nectarine, and floral essences...
Taste strongly complemented the smell with a strong pepperish character and tangerine nuances...
Hints of lemons, cloves, wheat, and coriander also abound...
Crisp, clean, refreshing stuff...
Ideal for a hot Summer day... (475 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy darker yellow -- chill hazed in the glass...head is nice and pillowy and starts at 1/2 an inch and laces decently. Fruity aroma, a little astringency, with notes of spiced pear and cloves. A little too lemony for my tastes but theres also a lot of bready and yeasty qualities here with a spicy finish. Esters are not whopping banana. Pepper at the close. A pretty nice Wheat, with good mouthfeel, and even though Hefes will never be favorites of mine, this was a pretty good one in most aspects aside from slight sourness. (527 characters)

Photo of Crosling
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy Orange.

Solid, spot on aroma of strong nutmeg, vanilla and clove, lovely fruit scents of deep orange, tangerine and banana.

Oddly enough, this is slightly sour especially on the mid-palate and in terms of flavor, this reminds of Hitachino Nest Weizen and that is a good thing. Loads of deep, coating flavor and huge, for its small size. Notes of vanilla, clove, pepper and orange. An odd beer for sure but quite tasty. (433 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: cloudy tan body, trace head, absent lacing

S: big clove and hint of banana, wheat

T: big sweet wheat and lots of clove

M: light/med body, average carbonation, semi-dry finish

O: I'm usually a big fan of Hefeweizens, but this just doesn't do it for me. I love to support local breweries, but will pass on this again. The light body would make it good session/summer brew, but the taste on this one holds me at one.

NOT MY BAG, PASS (440 characters)

Photo of bditty187
2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes…

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. I’m picky with my Hefeweizens; so far this beer doesn’t 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 didn’t 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 don’t shine until the shallow. Empty. Bad bottle? Bad beer? I haven’t been impressed with anything I’ve had from Two Brothers so I’m one to think this just isn’t 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 can’t say I’m disappointed in this beer because I didn’t 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 didn’t 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. (1,923 characters)

Photo of CHickman
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold in color with a small 1/4 inch foamy white head that left great lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of lemon, yeast, spices, light grains and a hint of clove.

Tastes of lemon, yeast, coriander, wheat, grain, light citrus hops, pepper, banana, hay or grass, spices and a little roasted malt, which might be the grains or yeast.

Pretty tasty, light and crisp mouthfeel that was silky smooth with very high carbonation that was almost watery.

This brew goes down easy, and the only knock was the slightly skunky finish which left a little lemon pucker. Pretty good and enjoyable beer overall, which was very refreshing. (645 characters)

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle served to me at the Chicago Institute of Art this beer was a cloudy golden color with one finger of off-white head. The retention was ok as a thin layer and there was a lot of rising carbonation. The aroma was a classic example of a Weiss beer: light wheat, citrus hops, coriander. The lacing was fair/average. The flavors were also quite pleasant. I tasted wheat, floral hops, cloves, coriander and overall a great balance of the malt/hops/spices. The mouthfeel was just a touch prickly, the body med/light, the carbonation a little high. I gave this one high points for nailing the style and good flavor. (622 characters)

Photo of Kendo
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (489 characters)

Photo of clvand0
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a cloudy yellow color with a small head that falls away fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is low on the esters that I like - no banana, clove. Just hints of wheat malt. The flavor has a nice, clean wheat beer character, but it doesn't have any of the banana or clove, just like the aroma. It's an easy drinking beer and it's nice and clean, but it's lacking some of the greater qualities of a good hefeweisen. Drinkability is good and the body is moderate. (496 characters)

Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 060711

A-pours a cloudy apricot color with a 1 finger head that recedes to a fresh collar with some good lacing

S-bananas,clove,wheat ,a hint of bummblegum,some clove and vanilla

T-is a tasty hefe with a banana and fruit start..that is mixed with some wheats and oats a touch of clove a hint of pepper and coriander and some vanilla

M-medium carbonation,with a good hefe profile,sweet and creamy

O- a very good hefe,tasty and refreshingly good (468 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
Hazy golden color, almost murky; very thin dissapating head
Aroma-Wheat, cloves, and bananas
Taste-More of the same, bananas ans clove, relatively sweet-could use a bit of orange rind or lemon to balance the sweetness but overall very easy to drink, and certainly sessionable at only 4.9ABV (315 characters)

Photo of Rayek
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass.

A: Appropriately cloudy orange peel with active carbonation. A foamy white head has OK retention, but doesn't leave any lace.

S: A healthy dose of lemon, clove and biscuit dominate the nose. Banana is there, but it's subtle.

T: Spicy and biting. The clove flavor takes the forefront of the flavor profile. It's joined by a dry bread flavor at the opening and a slight sourdough flavor in the finish.

M: The body is quite smooth and has the high carbonation I've come to expect from Hefes.

D: This is a nice and light summer beer. Perhaps not the best example of the style I've had, but a solid offering. (636 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (631 characters)

Photo of spointon
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at the Two Brothers Tap Room on 7/16/2009.

This weizen poured a cloudy pale gold color with a slight orange tint to it. The snow white head started at 3/4" and settled to a skim. Very little lace to speak of.

S= This was very fruity, very banana-dominant in the nose. Some general malty sweetness and muted clove in there too.

T= I found this ale to have a nice balance of fruity, estery banana, spicy yeast, clove, and tangy wheat malt. Well rounded throughout with just a hint of tartness in the finish.

MF= Light side of medium bodied with a very crisp carbonation feel. Each sip made me want another!

D= This was a tasty and very sessionable beer. I could easily drink a bunch of this in a sitting. (732 characters)

Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.