Top Heavy Hefeweizen | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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88
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70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DrunkMcDermott on 12-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

probably my least favorite of the beers we had here. its thin in feel and sort of belgian fruity on the yeast, far more esters happening than in the more traditional german editions, thats for sure. it looks a little watered down, whitish yellow without the usual puffy white head. still has a nice haze to it and plenty of visible carbonation. smells like belgian and german yeasts mixed together almost, not as banana forward as it is gum and cotton candy, so strong in flavor it crowds out the freshness of the wheat malt. the flavors are fine, its the balance, or lack there of, that bothers me with this one. the body is real light too, which i think is the beers greatest weakness. i like a creamy rich feel to these, and this is anything but. really the only beer on the menu here that was anything other than outstanding. drinkable sure, no off flavors or visible errors, just not what my particular palate enjoys in the style. this is not to say others will not find it delightful, i can appreciate its merits but its not for me...

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate yellowish color that is quite cloudy and has a nice white head. Nose is yeast, wheat, and light citrus. The taste is wheat and citrus with a bit of a yeasty kick. Nice body with good carbonation. A bit heavy but drinks well.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Hazy straw-yellow pour, topped with a cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, wheat, banana esters, light spice and a bit of citrus. More of the same in the taste, bready yeast, banana and clove, light citrus, wheat...pretty much a typical hefe. Medium body, fairly smooth, decently drinkable overall.

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Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Continuing my march through Piece's offerings. This one pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, light orange peel, and vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, complete with a veritable blast of bananas and cream. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth-as-hell feel. Overall, a very strong hefe, possibly the highlight of my visit today.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of weeare138
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy cloud of gold with a white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tart wheat, ripe bananas, vanilla wafers, cloves, ripe fruit, and a touch of sulfer.
Taste is of the aromas with the classic Bavarian hefe yeast filled flavor coming through with a gentle tartness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, and very deliciously refreshing.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jrallen34
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Piece...Medium gold with a light orange tint...The aroma is nice with oranges, wheat and yeast nice and balanced. The taste is a little disappointing, too sweet with banana, needs to be more balanced. Easy to drink but nothing special.

Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a lingering cap of foam. The aroma is of cloves, banana, and tangy wheat. The taste is full of banana with cloves in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better American versions of a hefe. I could easily drink this all summer long.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Florida9
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange in color. Served with a 1/4" of white head. Active carbonation visible.

S: Bubblegum and floral citrus aroma

T: Chewy orange-flavored beer. Orange blossoms. Bubblegum. Fruity, with a light sweetness.

M: On the lighter side with heavier carbonation.

D: A very good hefe that I found quite easy to drink. Great fresh flavors. Quite enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, medium color of gold with a slight orange tint. Pretty good sized, creamy, thick, fluffy, white head. Good retention that settles into a nice creamy layer of lace.

S - Some banana along with a good amount of malted wheat aroma. Good amount of clove and some other spice and a fair amount of vanilla present.

T - Good amount of malted wheat and bready flavors. Fair amount of banana present, although it isn't the most banana forward Hefeweizen. Faint bubblegum taste toward the finish. A touch of lemon and yeast tartness along with a slight tangy taste.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A bit of a zesty and tingly feel.

D - Very drinkable beer with a nice refreshing feel and a fair amount of zesty taste. Overall a very refreshing beer.

Notes: A nice refreshing Hefeweizen. Not the most banana/bubblegum forward, but it is a good, refreshing beer and has a good spiciness. Very enjoyable beer, especially on a warm summer day.

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Photo of JDV
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a delicious hef! Porus a dark orange color and is unfiltered. Smell is lemony and wheaty, mostly and the taste is very refreshing. Citrusy, lemony and wheat more than the clovey spiced taste, which suited me very well. I really thought this was great.

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
4.09 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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