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Robson Street Hefeweizen - Granville Island Brewery

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Robson Street HefeweizenRobson Street Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
80
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

09-23-2013 19:27:32 | More by Exeter
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-22-2013 16:12:52 | More by falconxman
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-20-2013 17:46:40 | More by Kopfschuss
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-16-2013 22:18:10 | More by FadetoBock
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 14:29:40 | More by mikeg67
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-27-2013 02:56:40 | More by ZachT
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-19-2013 21:00:07 | More by YamagamiTravis
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-18-2013 22:56:08 | More by kjyost
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2013 01:06:03 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2013 18:55:58 | More by krome
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 23:53:05 | More by TerryW
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Robson Street Hefeweizen produces a lather that would make the product development team at Dove drop their collective jaws. The product of a legion of hysterical little bubbles, it looks like whipped butter - now that's what I like to see atop my Hefeweizen! The clarity of this orange-golden ale may be clouded but its complexion is sunny and shows bright highlights.

Nothing is all that distinctive on the nose; there is a dash of clove and mainly banana fruit as is typical - though usually more prominent - with the style. Less zest and spice, only a little bubblegum, this example offers duller (though still appealing) notes of pear and spongecake.

As if replaying those fruity and phenolic notes for the tastebuds wasn't enough, the palate is spoiled further with an added touch of creamy vanilla and a little taste of toffee-butter. The banana and bubblegum esters can seem a bit medicinal at times but are never unpleasant. The clove-like flavour is more intense with some sips than others, sometimes tasting nutmeg-y.

The mouthfeel has the requisite creaminess (brought about by the large ratio of wheat malt) and also a little tug-of-war in the aftertaste between lemony acidity and sweeter banana flavour. The beer lacks the effervescent spritz that characterizes the best, most refreshing examples, though it maintains a soft breadiness and earthy, almost herbal overtones.

While it doesn't rate as highly as the iconic German Hefeweizens, this Canadian offering loses nothing in translation. It provides a good summary of what distinguishes this classic Bavarian style and gives you a good idea of why it's such a popular and preferred beverage of choice for patios. Connoisseurs get the picture already, but for novices it might open some eyes.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 21:13:00 | More by biegaman
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-11-2013 00:22:03 | More by jmkoscie
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

07-06-2013 17:07:44 | More by scott451
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention. Aroma of banana ester with wheat malt notes is pleasant enough. Taste is also dominated by banana ester notes with wheat malt and light cereal notes. Body is full with good carbonation. Not major brewing flaws but limited complexity as well.

Serving type: can

07-05-2013 19:32:12 | More by Phyl21ca
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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ddnova

British Columbia (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 05:09:52 | More by ddnova
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Austria

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Robson Street Hefeweizen from Granville Island Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.