Ebel's Weiss Beer - Two Brothers Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +15.3%
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.
05-18-2009 20:59:09 | More by Florida9
3.08/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
08-27-2007 20:14:34 | More by prototypic
3.99/5 rDev +9%
Haven't had much Two Brothers since they pulled from MA. What I have had I certainly enjoy and I miss this brewery.
A- Poured into a tulip from the bottle. The glass fills with a hazy, golden-orange brew. A cap builds up on the beer to about one finger high with a foamy texture. Retention not too good in my case. Tiny ring around the top leaves spotty lace.
S- I could smell this one as soon as I opened the bottle. A big blast of banana, lemon tarts, clove and some bubble gum fills the nose. Spicy but also comes off as floral and fruity to me.
T- As the nose might suggest, this one is packed with flavor. Some malty sweetness lends a good backdrop for the big yeast flavors. Banana, clove and orange peel hints make up the main profile of this beer. Some grassy, spicy bitters.
MF- High carbonation foams up in a light body that feels pretty silky overall. Goes down very smoothly and feels like a cloud on the palate.
Flavorful but not out of hand with bubble gum or spicy flavors like some tend to be. The sweetness is present but kept in check which is satisfying. Good example of the style compared to some other American brewers.
05-07-2013 01:40:14 | More by cbutova
4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
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!
04-12-2008 14:04:30 | More by GbVDave
3.88/5 rDev +6%
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
01-08-2008 03:00:22 | More by birchstick
3.83/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
08-22-2004 04:00:04 | More by kmpitz2
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
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...
06-30-2008 11:38:43 | More by dsa7783
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
11-29-2002 12:13:16 | More by ADR
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
10-16-2004 01:23:06 | More by Crosling
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
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
01-20-2004 18:42:27 | More by Redrover
3.81/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
06-07-2014 03:05:23 | More by BMMillsy
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
10-27-2012 16:31:11 | More by rlee1390
4.1/5 rDev +12%
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.
12-25-2010 21:47:41 | More by thekevlarkid
2.68/5 rDev -26.8%
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
05-21-2011 13:49:02 | More by BeerLover99
3.63/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-11-2005 03:04:52 | More by clvand0
Ebel's Weiss Beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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