1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Straub Straubweizen Hefeweizen - Straub Brewery

Not Rated.
Straub Straubweizen HefeweizenStraub Straubweizen Hefeweizen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 05-18-2014)
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by goblue3509:
Photo of goblue3509
4/5  rDev -0.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love to see Yuengling and Straub making classic styles, this version Straubweizen looks great in my hefeweizen glass. Clouded yellow golden bright white head leaves thick biscuit textured head rises above the rims of the glass.

Aromatics more clove than bubblegum, but bubblegum is there imagine pink powdered vintage bubble gum with an earthy herbal lingering quality bound together with sharp citric wheat notes excellent version of a classic style so far.

Flavors come together so nicely, more clove/bubblegum interplay from the yeast esters produced with authentic hefeweizen yeast strains. Super refreshing hits the back of the palate so nicely, better than most PA versions out there...it reminds me of the Penn version of the glory days! Finishes absolutely clean with a hint of spice, I can't believe how good this stuff is. If you like hefeweizen search out the Straubweizen, whether or not they jumped on Yuengling's bandwagon they've done that much better.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy effervescent lively carbonation much like draft versions of fresh Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner Wiessbier.

Overall I'm proud to have been drinking Straub returnable 16 ounce pounders since my freshman year of college they were great and super fresh close to the source in Meadville, PA.

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dsmdan18
5/5  rDev +24.4%

This one is very good. While all the other america brewers are brewing american "hefeweizens" Straub brews a true to form one only in america. You can taste the local water profile that is found in all their other brews which gives their beers that Straub taste. For the price you can't beat it. For any price I would only choose two authentic imported hefeweizens over this one and to be honest it would depend on my mood. Those beers are nearly twice as much but build more bread palate with banana/clove aromas. Again, it would depend on my mood as to which one I would take, but if its me paying, Straub every day and twice on sundays!

Photo of DrDemento456
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not expecting much since I didn't like Yuengling version but for $2.75 I am willing to try.

A - Huh a not twist off kind of "Belgium" of Straub to do this. Head is plentiful well over ab inch that sticks around to a hefty lace ring.
S - Smell is quite good. Coriander spice, wheat and a fruity yeast strain. Hope it taste good!
T - Quite good coriander spice and clove is balanced with the wheat and the finish is rather sweet. Damn tasty stuff! No hard water!
M - Light to medium body I could easily finish a six pack.

Overall I need more of this! Very easy to drink with no hard water taste or dry yeasts! Give it a try!

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Adastra
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Tbrookchris
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of DaKirch
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of ChuckMartel37
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Scrapss
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into an Allagash coolship chalice.

A: light haze with light yellow body and poured carefully, largely no head. Minimal lacing and thin head remains after a few sips. Nice bubbles, think I picked the right glass. Could be a bit more active, heady and cloudy.

S: Very faint lemongrass and euro hop notes with some banana and light traditional hefe spices on the top. Wheat is light & sweet and is dominated by white pepper, banana like estery yeast notes. A classic Hefe profile for sure.

T: It is a hit of spice and yeasty notes, as the wheat is sweet and solid but any malt is background and the yeast and sugar is dominant. Hops are there, playing a third chair in the concerto with a nice lemongrassy bittering effect that never pops up and dominates.

M: Lighter end of medium with velvety smoothness with an almost crisp citrusy thinness followed by a blast of spicy yeast and sweet wheat finish.

O: Do you like hefe's? Worth a try for a change of pace. Hair thin on mouthfeel and not as much complexity in the tase as compared to nose. Gets better as it warms. Opens up a lot at 50+ degrees.

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Different from the last one I had in the Sampler. More mouthfeel and body but less banana aroma. Overall a pretty damn good offering from a local brewery. Still have yet to try some of the other seasonal beers by straub. I've heard the IPL is pretty solid as well.

Photo of Stermax
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-golden color with a two finger head of billowy pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A big yeasty and wheaty smell great the nose. With these aromas are some spice smells of clove and pepper. A light orange and banana smell are there as well, giving an overall drier hefe aroma.

Taste – The taste begins a very citrusy and wheaty flavor with the citrus being a mix of orange and lemon. Upfront the citrus flavors are an equal blend of lemon and orange, but as the taste advances the lemon takes over. Along with the transitions in the citrus, there is also a coming of a lighter yeasty taste, which bring with them some flavors of clove and coriander. A little bit of grass joins the tongue more toward the middle of the flavor profile with a light banana flavor gaining strength to the end. With all the flavor transitions that occur, one is left with a very lemony and lighter sweetened and spiced hefeweizen flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for maintaining a good level of drinkability and refreshment all while still supporting the flavors rather nicely.

Overall – A decent hefeweizen but a bit too lemony in flavor for me. This is the first of the new release Straub brews that I have not really been all that impressed with.

Photo of aqualung23
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of canawler
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of pvsob
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy yellow color with a large head that stick around for a long time and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Wheat, lemons/oranges, light bubblegum and bananas, and lots of cloves.

T- Start off with a nice lemon/wheat bite, but is quickly swallowed up by a strong taste of cloves and other spices. After a few sips that strong clove/medicinal flavor starts to be the only thing I taste.

M- Medium feel with just enough carb to keep things interesting.

O- I love me some Straub's, but for me this is the weakest beer in the Sunshine Sampler. By no means is it a drain pour, but if they dialed back the cloves, I'd drink the hell out of this beer. I am a fan of Hefeweizens, just not this one. Cheers.

Photo of Bob255
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of burnstar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden straw yellow with a foamy 1 inch head. Nice lacing.

Smell - Very floral, loads of banana, lemon, grassy notes, pineapple, oranges. Nice amount of yeasty sugars also.

Taste - Classic hefe flavors at first sip. Nice lemon and banana mixed in with some floral fruits. Yeasts are mild and add a little sweet note. Minor orange and grapefruit is also present. Grassy with some added spices like coriander.

Mouthfeel - Light floral fruits along with lemon and banana coat the tongue. Yeasts along with some spices are picked up on the palate. Aftertaste is a little grassy and light.

Overall - Solid, for a American version of the hefe, but cant touch any true german brewed hefe. The flavors are a little light to make this a great beer. Its very affordable but lacks the punch and flavor to send it over the top. Worth a drink for what it is.

Photo of Waveoff
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Straub Straubweizen Hefeweizen from Straub Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.