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No. 09 American Hefeweizen | Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The unfiltered, cloudy version of our American wheat ale.

Added by Quaffer on 10-06-2005

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by bcpriess:
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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another I-70 gem. Gellas Liquid Bread is a great reason to stop in Hays for the evening if you ever find yourself 4 hours west of KC on I-70. Unlike a German hefe, there are no hints of banana in the flavor (compare for instance to Konig Ludwig Hefe or Weihenstefaner Hefe - totally different character), and this is a much lighter feeling beer.

A - Pours clear with a pretty minimal head. I don't know that any of the LB offerings are all that heady (not a knock) and it may be the result of drinking from a growler for a couple days. No particulates to speak of.

S - Not overwhelming - can't say I've noticed its odor in the past.

T - I should speak to what I like about Gellas - although they produce ales, and I am primarily a lager guy, their ale products tend to go down like lagers. That is a very high compliment. The best way to describe this hefe, is that it tastes like a lager while feeling like an ale. A slight hoppiness, but enough malt to remind you Hays was settled by Volga Germans.

M - Clean and pure.

Overall, I recommend it. Not a pure or true hefe, but a terrific beer in its own right. Hays is a great small town, and Gellas is one of the things that makes it great.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dinkel
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head that starts at about two fingers but recedes quite quickly with minimal lace left behind. The aroma is fairly faint wheat with a light amount of orange and lemon. The taste is almost entirely grainy wheat with just a tiny bit of citrus. Light and crisp. Pretty plain, though nothing is actually wrong with it, brewing wise.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Yodo
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed with this offering from Lb. A very light looking pour, almost straw. Semi-cloudy. Right off the bat the grains hit and give an air of starch and scratch.
Malts are sweet and gritty; aroma is strong and overbearing. Some citrus throughout. I wouldn't normally put fruit in beer, but this one could use an orange or lemon wedge. It's a bit harsh and scratchy.

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Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wheat and light clove aroma, no real hefe character. Flavor lacks hefe esters as well, but has grassy hop notes, and a moderately bitter finish. Not enough wheat, either.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another offering from this gem in nowhere, Kansas. Poured off the tap a classic, cloudy, bleached-yellow color with a one finger pure white head. Decent retention and very nice lacing. Soft aromas of lemon, orange and dry wheat. The taste was distinctly fresh wheat with a backbone of mild hops. Hints of lemon zest and a crisp finish when the semi-bitter hops cuts through. Creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Medium body has surprising gumption for a light beer. Very summery, drinkable and apropos for the style. Recommended.

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Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of CSFerrier
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of HaysAmerica
4/5  rDev +16.3%

No. 09 American Hefeweizen from Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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