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Robson Street Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewery

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unfiltered wheat ale is a West Coast favourite. Enjoy Robson St. Hefeweizen chilled in a tall, slim glass and although our brewmaster may scoff, a lemon wedge is the perfect accessory to the natural fruit flavours of this refreshing beer.

(Beer added by: Garin on 05-28-2003)
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazey yellow-orange with about 1/8 inch of head. Unfiltered, very little lace, medium carbonation, and little to no head retention, a bit poor for a hefe. Colour is nice though. Typical hefe nose, very pleasant, very mellow. Lots of banana and less spice. Yeasty and bready in spades.

Taste is pleasant and mellow and refreshing. Wheaty and yeasty. Banana, clove, and a refreshing zesty lemon. Typical, but it's well balanced and enjoyable, very much a hot weather beer. Medium carbonation and body, extremely drinkable. The only complaint about this beer is really the appearance, it needs a good kick in the head retention department.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 05:10:39 | More by trevorwideman
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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patre_tim

China

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy banana orange mixture, with some visible carbonation, 3 fingers of off white head which fades in a few minutes leaving random lacing.

S: Bananas, cloves, honey, that typical yeastiness of this style of beer, bubble gum much like the kind that came in baseball cards.

T: Lemon, honey, cloves and bubblegum, this one has a good lemon like tartness.

M: Medium slightly acidic and bready body, very little carbonation.

O: Well crafted beer by Granville Island. More lemony than others in this style I've had.

Serving type: can

05-18-2014 08:51:12 | More by patre_tim
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-18-2014 01:28:19 | More by WillAndSarah
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-12-2014 20:35:46 | More by stevergca
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 03:53:48 | More by Will12
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory, served with a lemon wedge (which I immediately discarded). Cloudy with flavours of banana, clove, wheat and yeast. I wasn't expecting anything much, since this is Granville Island, but I was actually very pleasantly surprised. Turns out Granville Island actually makes a decent hefeweizen. I think I would say I actually prefer it to King Heffy (blasphemy, right?), but maybe I need to compare them back to back to be fair. In any case, I definitely plan to get this one again, and not because I plan on being at a restaurant where there are few other options.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 00:09:13 | More by souvenirs
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mdavidson

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

04-06-2014 23:07:59 | More by mdavidson
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 04:08:01 | More by phys1028
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-24-2014 04:07:49 | More by Shadman
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is currently a Granville Island "tap takeover" going down at Beer Revolution, which in all honestly is decidedly "meh" in my books but does provide an opportunity to sample some of their brews that I would not buy in quantity. Big Rock is doing some better beers lately, maybe these guys can also execute some of the styles reasonably well. It turns out that this one of unclear nomenclature is pretty decent (Robson Street just positivity screams hefeweizen ... Huh?). Looks like murky orange-amber apple juice, with a little white head and a lot of nutty banana on the nose. There is some of the necessary clove as well but fruit trumps spice, as is often the case with hefes produced in the new world (and many of the more commercial German examples as well). The nutty yeast comes through well on the palate, with banana and baked apple flavors playing off a nice sour citrus undercurrent (lemon?). Periodic checks reveal a reassuring burst of clove ... "Yep, its still there". Clean wheat malt and maybe a little salt water taffy? The flavors are all quite mild but that's not a negative here because everything exists in a synergy. Refreshing, tangy, a wee bit sour, fizzy. You can even detect a whiff of grassy hops in the finish, which is dryish and palate-cleansing. Obviously its not on par with the classic German examples like Schneider, Ayinger, or Weihenstephaner but a great take nonetheless. You win this round Granville Island.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2014 15:49:22 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-15-2013 05:10:30 | More by DamageCase76
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ledjip

Quebec (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: buttery yellow,

Smell: wheat but nothing strong, banana and citrus

Taste: water , water with very subtile note of banana and wheat.

Mouthfeel: creamy , a bit boring

Drinkability: smooth and flat, drinkable

Serving type:Weizenbier glass

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 14:38:08 | More by ledjip
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -50%

10-30-2013 06:19:18 | More by Ianleesrivette
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can from LCBO for $2.90 CDN poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - 1 finger of white head rests on top of a hazy golden yellow / orange Hefe. Head doesn't last long, and there's virtually no lacing.

Smell - Familiar smell of clove, banana, bubblegum and of course wheat. Nothing new to the style but well done. A little more bubblegum than standard fare in this style.

Taste - Banana, clove and mild spices. Pretty tasty but a bit watery tasting. Just isn't quite as complex and as well rounded as some of the best German Hefe's Also a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Good, but a touch watery. Still creamy and rich enough that significant consumption is limited. Medium body and medium -high carbonation. Very thirst quenching.

Overall - Good Hefe but not great definitely a major step down from the German greats (Weihenstepheaner, Ayinger, Paulaner etc.) but definitely passable and especially tasty in the summer. However for virtually the same price you could get most of the aforementioned beers.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 03:23:22 | More by DenisKolkin
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DuffMan32

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-18-2013 01:33:24 | More by DuffMan32
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Nabai

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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falconxman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Robson Street Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.