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Oak Creek Hefeweizen - Oak Creek Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oak Creek Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigHead on 07-14-2003

This beer won Gold Medal at the 22nd annual Great American Beer Fest. It is made with up to 50% wheat malt instead of all malted barley which lends a lighter note. lt is deep gold in color with a very low hop bitterness level and a dense head of white foam. This is a traditional unfiltered Bavarian wheat beer with aromatic hints of banana and clove. It is traditionally enjoyed as the summer beer of choice in Bavaria.
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by BigHead:
Photo of BigHead
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first visit to the Oak Creek Brewing Company, mostly because you don't easily find it unless you are really looking for it. But, I strolled in and ordered the Hefe on tap, and boy was I impressed with this. A nice golden brew bubbling away with a good thick head on the top. Ah, the aroma of the wheat malt combined with the bananas and clove, wunderbar! I really enjoyed the taste, a good balanced mixture of the banana and clove flavors, intertwining with hints of citrus. The wheat malts feel nice and the bubbling nature is not too much. I think I could drink this puppy all night.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Bszymkow09
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of mattster
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened 12 ounce bottle, poured into pint glass.

Pours a nice low head atop a cloudy light orange brew that has a nice "jelly-fish" looking suspension.

Smell is of clove and banana, taste follows through. This is typical Hefe to me, nothing superb, but a solid brew. Bubbles are nice and refreshing and finish is pleasant and unobtuse.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of aval89
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: cloudy orange with about a 1/4 inch of bright white head.

s: wheat, banana, apricot, spices, yeasty esters, maybe some apple as well.. pretty nice..

t: touch of wheat & grain upfront.. banana & yeasty esters then come in.. more of that apricot flavor & also maybe a touch of apple.. finish is a bit chalky/dry with hints of spice.. maybe some nutmeg flavors with an underlying citrus flavor..

mf: light-medium body with good carbonation.

o: a good brew.. refreshing, especially for summer

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of trappistlover
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden with minimal white head. Aroma of ripe banana, spices and wheat. Taste is sweet-almost perfume like. Medium bodied with slick texture. Very smooth finish. A decent hefeweizen and not bad at all for the hot Arizona summers.

Photo of david18
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I spent the week in Sedona Arizona and tried the Oak Creek brews both at the brewery itself as well as at a lot of the other local places. I had this as part of a sampling and my wife had a full glass of it. It was one of the better beers of the bunch.

The color was a bright cloudy orange, very enticing. Smell was typical of a Hefeweizen and pretty strong at that. Flavor had a lot of wheat as well as oranges, cloves and yeast. Overall, this was a good beer and if you like wheats it is one you'll definitely enjoy.

Photo of sweethome
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is hazy yellow to amber. Nose of over-ripe banana and a bit of burned malt - clove comes in.

Entry is a bit spritzy, big clove flavor followed by banana. Soft feel from the oats. Nice hefeweizen flavors - hits german style weizen quite well. Mouthfeel waters out a just a bit as it moves through. Very refreshing beer which should play well in the summer heat of Arizona. Excellent flavor profile with a fine representation of the style.

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Dafixa
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickyG213
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date on bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale yellow/gold in color, initial thin white head that quickly dissipates to nothing with no lacing.

S: Strong wheaty citrus and some light hops. Spices and coriander abound. Tangy and sweet nose.

T: Vanilla, orange, coriander, spicy sourdough, clove and wheat. The flavor rushes through the mouth and leaves a tingly and malty aftertaste lingering for a long time. A minimal and pleasing hop balance to the characteristic hefewizen tastes.

M: Surprisingly smooth, this beer ends smoother than some fine German beers that have been brewed in this style for hundreds of years. Whether or not the high smoothness is good is up to the individual's opinion, and will not affect the score for this beer.

D: Very drinkable; crisp and refreshing without being thin.

Overall: A very good hefe. I strongly recommend you drink a bottle if you can get your hands on one. Would be nice paired with some light crackers and sharp cheddar cheese.

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of captenaj
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw color. Decent head.
S: Instantly hit with scent of banana. Banana of all all things. It was really quite strong.
T: Not as flat as the other Oak Creek brews. Had some substance to it but nothing remarkable.
M: Fair to middlin'. You could tell it was there but it didn't sing.
D: with the low (4.5%) alcohol, you have a few of these brews on a hot day. If you're in Sedona looking for a local brew, this is the Oak Creek one to try. This is better than the Amber or the Brown Ale but nothing outstanding.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Sedona. Poured a muddy yellow/orange/amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer and around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of wheat, banana, vanilla, coconut, and some clove. Medium body. Slick then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Wheat, banana, clove, vanilla finish is dry. Overall, a really nice American hefe!

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found ontap in Sedona amongst the breathtaking sights. Pours a brilliant dark yellow almost orange. Beautiful color for a hefeweizen. Hazy. Smells like wheat, banana, light citrus and spice. Tastes good with some clove, more banana and low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good level of carbonation . This is a very solid beer. Went well with a bbq brisket sandwhich.

Photo of Yesdog
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Lucklys
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew of this evening was a pale wheat beer made in West Sedona, Arizona. Oak Creek Brewing Co's Hefeweizen is a beautiful golden orange with a touch of haziness when poured from the bottle. The head is light and dissipates after only a few minutes, but what little lacing is left behind while sipping holds to the glass like a champ, sparkling and refusing to let go.

Before we get to taste, however, I should mention the odd scent. While not completely out of the ordinary (it is beer, after all), it is nowhere near as bitter-smelling nor does it reek of hops and barley. Being made with 50% wheat, it is much lighter and the fermented grains give way to an undercurrent of bananas and cloves. The weirdest thing about this for me is that on my first glass, I had absolutely no whiff of bananas, though I did recognize something grassy. Only on my second glass a few hours later did I manage to pull out the banana scent...it's a good thing you can't get high off of sniffing beer, as I had my nose stuck in the glass for a good 3 or 4 minutes.

Then, after a few sips and swishes over my tongue, I recognized the faintest hint of a sweet plantain at first contact, but found that it disappeared the second after it hit my taste buds. I tried a few more times to find the flavor, and the result was always the same. I suppose if I were insistent on drinking this beer for the banana taste, I would have to take a lot of quick sips and savor the half second of sweetness before trying again and again. Oh, and carbonation was spot on for the smoothness and airy richness; it really complimented the feeling.

My other favorite part about this particular beer, was that there was zero bitterness or sour aftertaste. Once it was down my throat, it was gone. No lingering around on my tongue waiting to be distracted by a bite of food or something salty, it was a quick wave of flavor and then disappeared, leaving my mouth ready for the next gulp.

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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