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Robson Street Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewery

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +43.3%

12-02-2011 21:44:38 | More by papawu76
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Optimat0r

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +29.8%

had this one while on vacation in vancouver. this is one of the better hefes ive had. while maybe not quite as exceptional as the weihenstephaner or ayinger hefes it really has no faults i can find. it is an excellent example of this style and is maybe the most sheerly drinkable beer ive ever had. if your ever in the area make sure u have this

07-14-2007 01:27:17 | More by Optimat0r
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-04-2014 05:07:56 | More by Larz_73
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1759Girl

California

4.35/5  rDev +24.6%

A nice surprise...
The beer arrived golden and cloudy, with a tiny bit of head that had very good retention. It looked very proper.
The smell was heavy on the cinnamon, which I have absolutely no problem with because it is reminiscent of my days living in Munich and drinking Franziskaner. The taste was very true to its style and did not disappoint.
The mouthfeel was probably my favorite part of this beer. It seemed very well built and alive. If I was writing beer poetry, I would pen that the flavors ran amok in my mouth. I was very pleased.
This beer had a pretty good drinkability, though with the current exchange rate and the brewery's prices, I couldn't afford many summer days drinking this Heff, and would probably go for some Maudites (which are way too cheap to pass up in Canada).
Extra bonus for the way Granville Island Brewery doesn't try to cater to the masses and offer lemons with the beer. If I wanted a Corona, I'd drink one. Thanks for that.:)

09-26-2007 00:54:10 | More by 1759Girl
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-23-2013 19:27:32 | More by Exeter
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Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +16%

Let me start off by saying this beer is NOT retired...Just as their winter seasonal is also not retired. Perhaps an Admin can rectify this??

Great summer seasonal by Granville Island yet again. Pours a standard Wheat-beer cloudy orange. Smells of citrus and bananas with a spicey kick at the end. THe taste is somewhat tart with a beautiful fruity character. Carbonation is low-mid which lends itself to the high drinkability. It goes down extremely easy on those hot days after work. Good job GI!

05-21-2007 21:48:10 | More by Hornet2003
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +16%

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.

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-21-2011 04:13:30 | More by chickenm
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-16-2012 03:03:50 | More by cletetron
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a nice head that does not last long at all. Unfiltered

S- Very good. Wiess beer for sure

T- Very good. Nice yeast

M- Dry and tart

O- Very good. Light and refreshing for a hot summer day

Food Paring

This wonderful little beer went well with... Oyster, shrimp and crab gumbo.

Enjoy

07-28-2014 22:39:32 | More by DaveBar
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-17-2012 21:56:01 | More by LampertLand
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-16-2011 04:55:43 | More by fizzyted
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-21-2011 03:14:56 | More by EskimoDave
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-23-2012 18:19:16 | More by jrempel
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-29-2013 02:20:33 | More by BRYeleJR
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-29-2012 02:19:25 | More by KalanM
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +14%

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz weizen glass.

A - Great three finger light-beige head off the pour. Super hazy, rusty orange-brown. The settles to a soapy cap and leaves behind spotty lacing.

S - Smells fantastic. Tons of clove, banana, and yeast. A bit of crisp citrus and a touch of apricot. Really fresh and inviting.

T - Clove, yeast, and light fruits upfront, with a slight graininess in the finish. Light citrus notes and spices linger in the aftertaste. Simple but extremely enjoyable flavor profile.

M - Light and refreshing. Carbonation is kept low, but the citrus zest gives it a crisp, fresh feel. Some residue begins to build up in my mouth after a while, but I would credit that to the unfiltered nature of a hefeweizen.

D - Very solid hefe, especially for one brewed in Western Canada. I've had other Wheat beers brewed around here (Although they were technically American Pale Wheat Ales) that just fall short with boring, flat flavor profiles. This beer feels lively and refreshing. A good beer to drink on a 30°C day like this!

08-21-2011 23:24:18 | More by Converge
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%

Pours a cloudy gold, very nice colour. Marks deducted for lack of lacings.

Nice smell, a lot of bananas with a solid backing of sweet spices. Very subtle yeastiness.

Surprisingly good. The flavours are all there in varying degrees. Banana is the stand out. They very much opted to go the sweet route, the beer is lacking in clove spiciness. Little light on the hefe. Simple, but good.

Mouthfeel is nice, but not really on style, is more creamy than it should be really. Lacks carbonation.

Probably one of the most popular beers in Vancouver from what I can see and I certainly understand that. I'd pick up for a barbeque.

06-21-2009 15:53:53 | More by CanuckRover
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%

This is the third year of this beer and this version is the most full flavoured yet. Cloudy mid gold with a banana nose this beer tastes of major cloves with the banana to the back. Very drinkable but still lots of the Hefe flavours. Not an American Wheat in disguise but rather as close to the real deal as you can get in BC. ( Except for Hugo's in Victoria).

05-02-2005 14:54:37 | More by canucklehead
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%

Cheers to joemcgrath27 for the hook-up...

A - Pours a pale golden colour with an orange hue, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Very citrusy with lemon and sour orange and sweet wheat on the finish with a touch of bubble gum.

T - Surprisingly tasty with a decent offering of citrus and a sweet wheat bubble gum finish. Surprisingly fresh and flavourful.

M - Medium bodied, though a little prickly going down, but finishes nice and wet.

O - Solid offering from Granville Island and probably one of their best flagship offerings. Great spring/summer drink and easily drinkable.

04-30-2011 04:45:09 | More by andrenaline
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%

A - cloudy bubbly bright golden, thumb of fluffy white head dissipated slowly to a consistent covering
S - prominent grainy wheat, clove, banana, and a tartness
T - bready malt dominates up front and on finish, with more subtle notes of clove, banana, and light citrus in between
M - well carbonated, smooth with a bready feel throughout
O - a very refreshing and easy drinking brew, i personally like a little more spiciness but that it not a knock on this in any way, hopefully this is available regularly in Calgary

04-18-2011 00:19:12 | More by joemcgrath27
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%

Granville Island Hefeweizen pours a cloudy gold. The aroma is some nice light banana and a bit of clove with a nice wheat character. There is a light, slightly grainy wheat in the flavor with a hint of fruity banana. The finish is crisp and almost tart. Overall a really nice summer beer, very refreshing.

05-28-2012 06:11:24 | More by ericj551
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-15-2012 00:56:15 | More by beerhunter13
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-16-2013 22:18:10 | More by FadetoBock
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-04-2014 20:05:32 | More by beerluvr
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