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Summertime Wheat - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 18.26%
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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1/5  rDev -71.9%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

gtermi, Oct 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

buzzed, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of scm2787
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a cloudy, golden/copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, sweet malt, coriander, hint of clove, and hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, wheat, slight yeast, slight coriander, and a hint of clove. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend. The body is too sweet and yet, the spice is too strong.

Tone, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of precella
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

precella, Jul 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

RobotLovesBeer, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of imasloth
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

bigwillystyle, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

ByMySword, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Amistoso, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bpackertx, Jan 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Vashtar
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%

The appearance is foggy but rich. It's a nice, dirty blonde.

The smell was so good I handed it over to my dad, who raised his eyebrows. There's something peculiar about the smell, despite it's greatness.

The taste is wonderful and full. It shoots straight into the air and then branches out, like upside down roots!

The mouthfeel is neither crisp nor soft, but it lacks nothing because the fizz keeps your mouth busy. Normally, fizz would be too much, but it has bread-like thickness that subdues the large bubbles. It's thick without being slimy.

I love Summer beers!

Vashtar, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

videofrog, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DarkAngel
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%

I'm not big on wheat beers, but this one is decent. It's all around moderate, but it is better than most wheat beers. Tastes the best when out by the pool or on the lake, when it's hot outside. But there are better beers out there and this one isn't memorable, at least for me it wasn't.

DarkAngel, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of JMad
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%

I drank this from a tulip...

It is a light golden orange with a filmy white head that quickly faded. The clove smell is dominant with a background of orange peel wheat and banana. The taste again, has lots of clove yeast banana and wheat. The beer is kind of thick for the style with low carbonation and a dry finish. This is an impressive wheat beer coming from Rahr, very tasty.

JMad, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of mikul93
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

A What a beautiful looking beer. Pours a hazy dark golden with a nice healthy head.

S First thing I smell is bananas, then cloves and lastly the wheat.

T Just like it smells. Bananas, cloves and wheat. Decent beer.

M Nice carbonation. Clean finish.

O Nothing special, but it's a nice refreshing summer beer.

mikul93, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%

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 Tunafever73
2.15/5  rDev -39.6%

Honestly my first experience with this was bad. A couple of days later I went in for another try. Same results.

The super-clovey smell, to me, is a huge turnoff. Appearance was fine, M and D were average, I just didn't like the smell and flavor. Almost has a home brew gone-bad kinda flavor. I really wanted to like this one because it is a local for me. Too bad.

Tunafever73, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of wagenvolks
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

12oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

Summertime Wheat pours like a good Hefeweizen should--cloudy, with a hazed peach-orange body and a fervent carbonation level that supplies the spittle-white head. The rye adds an interesting, spicy dimension to the aroma, while signature Hefe yeast notes of banana and clove dominate the bouquet. Sweet mandarin orange makes an appearance as well.

The rye REALLY works for the flavor, adding a rich, dry spiciness to the palate that blends well with the sweeter, creamier wheat notes. Lots of tropical fruit notes, too--papaya, banana, and a hint of orange cremesicle. Mouthfeel is significantly carbonated, so much so that it detracts somewhat from the flavor. Light-bodied and refreshing otherwise. All in all, Summertime Wheat is a tasty American Hefeweizen with a nice twist. Might have to try homebrewing a rye hefe sometime myself.

wagenvolks, May 14, 2009
Photo of ckeegan04
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

A - Golden color with lots of little bubbles. Very thin, white foam head forms on top and quickly dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S - Big aroma of banana, clove, and a little bubble gum. Smells like your typical Hefe.

T - Very plain tasting hefe. A light spiciness initially quickly overcome by yeasty tastes of banana and clove. The banana lingers through the remainder of the drink. Finishes with a light sweetness and hints of wheat.

M/D - Light bodied, even a little thin. Very crisp. Not a bad hefe at all, just very middle of the road.

ckeegan04, Feb 19, 2009
Summertime Wheat from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.