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Lilja's Heifer Weizen - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Heifer WeizenLilja's Heifer Weizen

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drizzam on 04-10-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Minnesota

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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-11-2014 05:21:30 | More by Dactrius
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Lilja's Heifer Weizen is a hazy, straw color with a thick white, fizzy head. The nose is all yeast like you might expect from a good hefe; banana and clove with a slightly sour lemony-citrus scent. Taste reflects all that was present in the nose with a biscuty, horse (maybe cow) blanket taste. I guess that's what makes it "farmhouse". Mouthfeel is light and slightly drying with a minimal but sudsy carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer, not my favorite Hefe but solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:59:55 | More by gmfessen
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-17-2013 14:56:24 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Brenden

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer #3 8/9/13

The kind of pale gold color, not to mention unfiltered cloudiness, that i expect from an at least knowledeably-made hefeweizen greets my eyes. The head is chalky-white and sparse, too big-bubbled to keep itself together especially well. A bit of spotty lacing is left here and there, but not very much.
There's clearly a mix of wheat and pale malts rather than strictly wheat, dry and crackery. hops are grassy. The belgian yeast does come out in the nose, albeit somewhat lightly. Still, all the elements are in place, and it's not too weak.
It's a bit tangy up front, but it's balanced by the sweetness as the Belgian yeast, clove, banana and very light bubble gum notes come out a little more strongly on the tongue. Grassy hops finish out a good balance.
It's somewhat too spritzy and overcarbonated. That certainly makes it crisp, but the feel is certainly not as balanced as the flavor. A light chalky sort of dryness pulls into the end.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 16:11:13 | More by Brenden
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-10-2013 03:00:25 | More by Zachtheporter
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kurtulbricht

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-08-2013 19:35:58 | More by kurtulbricht
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Disease

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15%

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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-18-2013 19:52:10 | More by CesarLopes
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mactrail

Washington

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pleasantly murky bubble gum style of Hefeweizen. Pale amber in the tall glass. Light body but lots of malt flavor. Tart and fruity. Has a bitter twang like plum skins, along with flavors of pear. The smell is dusty at first. Dandelions come to mind.

Some citrus aroma eventually, and a pleasant crisp citrus not along with the warm malt. Not the standard Hefeweizen, though it is quite drinkable. On tap at Hop Cat in Grand Rapids. [notes from 09-12-2011 visit]

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 19:42:40 | More by mactrail
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Wimmer

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2013 00:20:17 | More by yankinwis
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sand Creek Brewing : Liljas Heifer Weizen

LOOK: Pours a hazed golden color, white head and a bit of lace.

SMELL: Clove and orange peel, wheat malt and overall very citrusy.

TASTE: Semi tart yeast flavor, with clove , lemon and orange peel flavors. Muted unripe banana. There is very little bitterness and the beer finishes with a clean lemony citrus note. Malty as well so not one dimensional.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, decent carbonation, a bit chalky.

OVERALL: A decent wheat with strong citrus flavor. Went down easily but not a standout.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 00:53:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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Vogie

Michigan

5/5  rDev +41.6%

12-05-2012 05:27:02 | More by Vogie
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. A very careful pour resulted in a two finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down.
S: There are light aromas of wheat in the nose along with hints of clove.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also have initial notes of bananas from the yeast and hints of clove towards the finish.
M: It feels rather light-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very easy to drink hefeweizen but seemed to be a little too carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 19:56:56 | More by metter98
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plebotamus

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-10-2012 02:11:25 | More by plebotamus
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-28-2012 21:42:55 | More by ridgeline23
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15%

04-23-2012 02:17:36 | More by doucmehu
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 26 Nov 2011. Sent to us by R&S, thank you! Served in the St. Arnold's ~14 oz. wheat glass.

Small white head quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Slightly hazy pale gold in color. Tart aroma of wheat and green bananas. Starts with some yeastiness, wheat and green bananas. Relatively sweet. Medium body, moderate ethanol. Somewhat banana-ey sweet tart finish and aftertaste.

Decent, would probably be even better on a summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 18:04:48 | More by htomsirveaux
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Another day, another random Lilja's brew. This one pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger of short-lived dirty white foam. The nose comprises dusty wheat, orange zest, grass, and light lemon peel. The taste holds notes of orange zest, mild black pepper, wheat, and light coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very lightly grainy feel. Overall, a pretty nice, if not particularly exciting, hefe. I'd have another...

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 22:48:55 | More by TMoney2591
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hustlesworth

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- hazy golden with a quickly diminishing white head and no lace. a snot blob of yeast plopped out of the bottle.

S- somewhere between a wit and an APWA, i don't know if i'm smelling coriander or yeast. some clove and banana, pale wheat.

T- sweet and wheaty with a mild tartness. clove, banana, white bread. a little too sweet in the finish.

MF- juicy and lively carbonated with a bready feel. on par with most american hefeweizens out there.

D- so uh, a wisconsin farmhouse belgian style wheat beer? i don't know where the emulation is geared toward, but i guess they are doin their own thang here. didn't work out too well for me. boring.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 01:21:43 | More by hustlesworth
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Lilja's Heifer Weizen from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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