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Summertime Wheat - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: assurbanipaul on 07-08-2006)
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Reviews by schoolcb:
Photo of schoolcb
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Rahr's summertime seasonal hits the spot on a hot humid summer day like today.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a nice head, but is not over the top flavor wise like a typicle heffeweizen (close to an american wheat) with a hint of rye in the flavor.

Normally drink my beers warmer, but had 4 pints at 29 Degree Tavern in Ft. Worth this afternoon, and the cold beer on a hot day was perfect. Would highly recommend this beer (and the tour at the brewery itself for that matter).

schoolcb, Jun 24, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the color of lemon-honey coughdrops and produces a modest but tenacious white head. Smells of light clove, banana, pepper, light phenols, and lemon very slightly as the beer warms. Very fragrant, reminiscent of wit. Taste is a simple citrus and wheat combo with the sharp edges blunted by very subtle yeast phenols. Watery mouthfeel is saved by amzingly fine and soft carbonation. Drinkability is high. One of the better american wheats I've had.

JudgeRoughneck, Nov 17, 2006
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with a little bit of banana and clove. I can tell this is a hefeweizen, but the aromas are not very strong. The flavor is mainly wheat, with a little bit of pepper and banana. I don't really get any clove in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of Dizzy
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy yellow color, the only thing lacking is better head retention. Aroma consists of yeast, cloves and bread like aroma. The taste matches the aroma. I notice a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability is excellent, great beer for a hot summer day.

Dizzy, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -71.9%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BeerZack
2.33/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Clear golden color with floaties and miniscule head. (The floaties appear to be the only evidence that this clear brew is unfiltered.)

Faint banana with yeast and spice.

Tastes like a watered down Hefe-weizen.

Feels like drinking water... this is way too light, not one that I will be buying again.

BeerZack, May 11, 2007
Photo of scootny
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into my UFO glass. A two finger head bubbles up and sits upon a cloudy gold liquid. A nice touch of lacing here and there as I drink, with light carbonation visible.

Smell is lemony with a hint of banana. A faint astringency in there somewhere. Wheat malt sweetness underlying it all.

Taste is more lemon and wheat malt. Sour apple comes next with a light hop bite. Banana in the finishing notes with a bit more sourness. Light and clean with a drying astringency left on the palate.

Light mouthfeel and creamy carbonation makes for a nice experience.

Good drinkability. Easy to session.

Thanks to Stumac for this one. A good hefe. One to enjoy and be refreshed by.

scootny, May 25, 2008
Photo of imasloth
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale gold in color with notable white head, quite hazy, splotchy lacing.

S- Good mix of bubblegum and spice notes from the yeast. A slight dried grass/hay scent.

T- Light bubblegum into malt sweetness. Spice comes in mid-sip and persists. Light bubblegum and spice aftertaste.

M- Very creamy/smooth. Kind of watery in finish.

O- Good balance of 'hefe' flavors, both just subtle enough as to not overwhelm.

imasloth, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of ByMySword
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

ByMySword, May 26, 2012
Photo of goochpunch
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a cloudy tangerine color on the darker side of the spectrum for weissbier. Head isn't outstandingly huge, but has good retention. Crackery wheat aromas and banana and clove yeastiness mix well with a spicy rye background. The rye is a nice accent. Aromas are bold enough that I don't have to strain to hard to pick them apart. Flavors start off with fruit and grain which then leads into clove and rye. Finishes off with a twang and a slight sweetness. Light enough on the tongue, and it has a bit of a prickly sensation on the tongue. Highly drinkable.

goochpunch, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of BeerSox
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into mug (Sorry, I didn't feel like pouring a 12oz bottle into a .5L weizen glass).

Cloudy pale orange with a one inch head with a upside-down hefe-pour. Medium retention of the head, which settles to a frothy cap. Sticky lacing.

Less of a banana-like fruity yeast smell, and more of a citrusy malt smell. Light creaminess, with a slightly musty overtone. Some clove like spices are present.

Bland citrusy tasts, which seem a bit astringent. Hints of spices like allspice or cinnimon. Twangy mix of light hops and malts in the in the finish.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Mildly dry finish.

This isn't a bad beer, but something seems a little off about it. Maybe seemed a little bland with some harsher characteristics. However, this isn't one you should pass up. Good 12oz alternative to some of the larger Hefe-Weizens.

BeerSox, Oct 07, 2006
Photo of TexIndy
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dating system into my weizen glass. It was a hazy golden color with tons of carb. It had a massive head that slowly settled into a constant 3/16" foam. The smell was standard hefe with cloves and medium overripe bananas but was kinda weak. The taste was also standard hefe but again sorta weak and watered down. Overall an above average beer but with so many great hefes out there this one won't see a regular spot in my rotation. (3.5, RB, T, O)

TexIndy, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of buzzed
4/5  rDev +12.4%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

vickersspitfire, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

gtermi, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bhuff10, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of HotterThanHell
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer was sent to me by my good buddy TTU94 from big D in Texas.

First of all, love the story behind the brewery. The beer however is not quite there if your talking true Bavarian Wheat Ale.

The color is spot on and got me a bit excited as I poured into my pint glass. The head was thin and dissipated rapidly with no lacing to speak of.

The smell had the Bavarian standard of banana and cloves, but was a bit on the light side.

The taste however is where I felt the beer has some room for improvement. The overall qualities of a Bavarian Wheat are present but they are all in minimal quantities. Comparing to other Bavarian Wheats, I would have to say that it is slightly below average.

Having said that, I still liked it enough that I could see myself in Dallas in a few weeks with TTU94 drinking a case or two.

Just so you don't think I'm bashing a Texas beer, I graduated from Tech. Go Big Red!

HotterThanHell, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Canada_Dan, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of SpongeKA
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SpongeKA, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of ksmus67
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ksmus67, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of hiikeeba
4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Gold, slightly hazy with a thin creamy head. Maybe I poured it wrong.

S - Banana aroma dominates.

T - Light and crisp. Starts off malty sweet, the banana flavors replace it.

M - Well carbonated.

D - This is a great Texas summer time beer. There's not much aftertaste, but still loads of flavor. Extremely drinkable. I just wish I didn't have to drive an hour and a half to buy it!

hiikeeba, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite hazy light golden color, could be called muddy. The snow-white head is quite thin, with good broken lace, mild carbonation, and a considerable amount of sediment.

Aroma: Sweet, spicy clove aroma with notes of ripe bananas, and bread yeast.

Taste: Opens with a strong yeast note, pronounced wheat, and a mild earthiness, with a mildly sweet undercurrent. The hops yield a citrus rind note that contrasts well with the mild sweetness. The finish is mildly bitter, bringing the taste to a balanced close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted Hefeweizen, the brewer's skill and attention to detail is clearly showcased in this fine effort.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, Sep 03, 2006
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Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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