King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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King Heffy Imperial HefeweizenKing Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshing, German-styled wheat beer with a distinctive banana and clove aroma, it is made with barley, wheat, hops, water and hefe yeast and named in recognition of the thousands of climbers who come from around the world to climb Squamish, BC's walls, crags, cracks, slabs and boulders.

25 IBU

Added by BDTyre on 06-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rich clear amber color in the tumbler. Big coarse bubbles that fizzle out to a ring of foam. Powerful aroma of bananas and black tea. Quite spritzy on the tongue.

Strong clove taste is just overpowering. Goes down easy enough as long as you don't stop to swirl it around where it might touch your taste buds. Slightly sweet but it has that dark bitter edge that annihilates any subtleties of taste.

More of a malt liquor than any kind of German ale, but for a powerful buzzcock brew it does the job. From the big swing-top bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from written notes, served in a goblet.

The cap gave a good "psssh" when decapped, and a hearty "fwup" when opened a second time with the flip-top to preserve carbonation.

Bright saturated orange, sweet bubblegum smell. Bland wheat flavors, lots of residual sweetness, light banana yeast with dominating wheaty grain. Lots of carbonation, finishes dry. A bit one note, a sweet hefe with little "imperial" character aside from the higher abv, which isn't all that noticeable. Needs more yeast complexity to be interesting.

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3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- medium brown with a nice thick head.
S- lots of banana, fruit and spice.
T- this is different than most heffes I've had. Lots of grape flavor with banana and spice with a boozey finish. Lots of grape though which stands out among heffes.
F- nice and strong and heavy. Imperial heffe should be a more popular style.
O- yeah I'll get this again.

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3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1 liter swing top.

It pours a beautiful, vibrant color. It is a hazy golden amber with a foamy white head that leaves creamy lacing.

The smell is good. Obviously more basic than a German hefeweizen. Mostly bubblegum and malt. Smells almost more like a Belgian witbier strain than a hefe-weizen.

The flavor is also imo more belgian-like. It also reminds me of the New Glarus version of this "style".

I like weizenbocks but this imperial weizen stuff is somehow different and decidedly American.

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3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice cloudy orange-yellow with spectacular head and traces of lacing here and there. Aroma is full of bananas and bread. Taste is strong with banana, hints of fresh baked pastry spice. Light bitterness toward the end. Balance is pretty good. 7.7 ABV is definitely noticeable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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