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Robson Street Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewery

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Robson Street HefeweizenRobson Street Hefeweizen

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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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Photo of ddnova

British Columbia (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -51.3%

Don't know what happened to this beer since I last had it but it used to be something I craved and now something I will avoid.
If it were to be from a recipe change then a name change should have coincided as this is like no Hefeweizen I have ever had nor should it be named as such, a slice of lemon? no my friend a whole lemon won't even help this catastrophe. Maybe its me , maybe I am too true to real Hefeweizen only available a short period every year and that my thinking be that no wheat beer should be brewed year round.

05-24-2013 05:09:52 | More by ddnova
Photo of Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

10-30-2013 06:19:18 | More by Ianleesrivette
Photo of ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -37%

Oh dear...I used to quite enjoy this beer. I wrote a positive review for it about 5 years ago and have enjoyed it every summer since. Till now.

Seems they've dramatically changed their recipe. I bought a 6 pack about 6 weeks ago and was extremely disappointed, figuring I'd received a bad batch. Today, new 6 pack, same crap.

This beer has been dumbed down, clarified and had it's already mildly lacking carbonation lowered further.

What used to be a true to style hefe, is now a lifeless, boring hefe flavoured macro lager. Try as I may I could not produce even a hint head in my hefe glass. A few piddly bubbles barely make it to the surface. Also, this beer is clearly (pun intended) filtered. Pours barely cloudy clear light orange. No sediment to be found at the bottom of the bottle reinforces my filtration theory.

Smells of wheat, hints of clove and not much else. Boring.

Tastes like it smells. Watery. Boring.

Good job MolsonCoors...

07-06-2012 04:55:23 | More by ozmodium
Photo of TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -28.9%

Appearance: Fairly clear for a hefe as a yellow body offers steady carbonation. Sadly the head department doesn't create lacing, or retains very well. At least I got a finger and a half out of it.

Smell: Incredibly mild and thin nose as wheat malt is certainly dominant over slight clove touches. Nothing bad, but far too light. Warming helps out, but not much.

Taste: There really not a lot to this one, let me qualify by saying there isn't anything offensive, it's just..well boring. Wheat malt is predominant across the entire beer, there are some banana notes near the end, but apart from that, there seems to be far too plain.

Mouthfeel: Nothing really to say, the carbonation is alright the fairly consistent flavour of the beer makes transistioning a non-player and it cloys a little but not overtly. Really the points only get deducted for the lack of head.

Drinkability: It's easy going down and sits down well..but it's surprisingly medium bodied. The problem here is it's drinkable, I just don't know when I would want this over something else.

Final Thoughts: I've never had a hefe that was so plain, so boring and so disappointing. I really want to give it some more posistive feedback but it just tastes like a generic hefe that was cheaped out on. You will want to pass.

09-19-2012 00:15:53 | More by TheHammer
Photo of bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -26.9%

New to Ontario. Coded freshness date L29192. Served cold in a 12 oz pisener glass.

Pours a cloudy, rusty orange colour with a medium-sized, frothy white head that burns off quickly, leaving a small collar and little to no lacing.

Has a dirty smell about it that mars the wheat, banana and mild clove aromas. There is a sweet, honey-like tone and one of light lemon zest in the background.

The taste is very bland for a hefeweizen. Lemon zest, wheat and earth primarily, with a subtle clove flavour. Very little in the way of traditional banana or bubble gum flavours.

Extremely thin, watery mouthfeel with a mild carbonation. Remains watery throughout. Dry finish with a syrupy and slightly peppery aftertaste.

This beer was reviewed relatively well previously, so I’m not sure if I got a bad 6 pack or if maybe they changed their recipe. Regardless, this is one of the most bland and lifeless examples of a wheat-based beer I’ve ever tried and I won’t be giving it another chance. Frankly I should have known better when I saw the suggestion of adding a lemon wedge right on the packaging.

04-17-2012 18:05:38 | More by bryehn
Photo of 307x

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-16-2013 16:36:47 | More by 307x
Photo of ledjip

Quebec (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -20.9%

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

11-02-2013 14:38:08 | More by ledjip
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev -20.1%

A pretty ordinary effort.

Pours hazy honey orange with a finger cap that immediately gives way to a partial film. Only a minimum of spotty lace. Love the colour and haze, but it loses it after that.

Recognizably a hefe to smell. Soft wheat, clove spice, a hint of bread and lemony citrus. Okay, but not in the same league as the good stuff. Citrus pop on the tongue upfront, quite lemony. Not particularly complex though. None of the yummy breadiness and depth of flavour you get with a decent hefe. More fruity than anything else. Thin mouthfeel, quite watery, sour in character.

So-so as hefes go, but not bad in any way.

07-31-2013 23:53:05 | More by TerryW
Photo of WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

05-18-2014 01:28:19 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

12-15-2013 05:10:30 | More by DamageCase76
Photo of mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

Bottle from my sister. Thanks Vanessa! Hazed yellow with a creamy white cap. Nose of banana, some spice, wheat malt, grains. Tastes sweet, or banana extract, vanilla, citrus, some spices. Creamy, with assertive carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Good.

02-11-2010 03:21:20 | More by mrmanning
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

11-06-2012 18:10:02 | More by cfalovo97
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

08-16-2014 11:25:58 | More by brittmoore_13
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

04-25-2014 17:10:54 | More by ArrogantPrick
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

07-11-2013 00:22:03 | More by jmkoscie
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

This beer pours a hazy gold colour with a one centimeter head that quickly disipates to nothing. Smells of banana, wheat, faint bubblegum and some spice. Tastes of bananas, bubblegum, wheat malts and some bittering hops. Medium carbonation, slight watery mouthfeel. A decent session hefeweizen, but it lacks the complexity of other beers of the style.

07-10-2012 04:44:42 | More by slitherySOB
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

01-03-2012 15:27:09 | More by kelvarnsen
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

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

3/5  rDev -14%

06-26-2013 15:32:27 | More by petermethot
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3/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2012 04:52:04 | More by 59rockabilly
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -8%

Swirl poured at fridge temperature into a pint glass. Two fingers of fluffy off white head on a hazy dirty apricot.

Clove and cinnamon smells. Some banana and bready yeast. Taste is a bit weak A proper Hefe taste though.

Smooth. A fair Hefeweizen. Drinkable but not challenging.

07-06-2013 17:07:44 | More by scott451
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

01-18-2014 18:04:10 | More by Griffith
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-06-2014 00:50:29 | More by CWVegas
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-22-2013 16:12:52 | More by falconxman
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-14-2014 09:24:35 | More by SebD
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Robson Street Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
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