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Hey Day Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewery

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Hey Day HefeweizenHey Day Hefeweizen

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%
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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3/5  rDev -14%

ArrogantPrick, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Will12, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

souvenirs, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of mdavidson
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

mdavidson, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of Shadman
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Shadman, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

DamageCase76, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of ledjip
2.76/5  rDev -20.9%
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

ledjip, Nov 02, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

DenisKolkin, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DuffMan32, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Nabai, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

falconxman, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Kopfschuss, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

FadetoBock, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of mikeg67
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of cloves, banana, wheat malt and bubble gum. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of cloves, banana and wheat malt. Finish is long and very fruity. Well done Hefe.

mikeg67, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

kjyost, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

krome, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of TerryW
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

TerryW, Jul 31, 2013
Hey Day Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.