Hoffmann Heffeweizen | Climax Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Climax Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
climaxbrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by jwc215 on 08-12-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
6.3%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by dacrza1:
Photo of dacrza1
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Situation: a lazy hazy Thursday in June...
Glassware: Konig-Pilsener weizen...
Appearance: orange-lemon gold tint with thick, effervescent haze appropriate to a hefe...unfortunately, straight out the growler, the head flattened to a thin sudsy line, suggesting a lack of freshness or a lack of strength...
Aroma: as expected, banana dominates with a hint of bready cereal--inviting to a degree...
Palate: quite thin and sharply crisp, active on the tongue and the throat; busier and with more body than I had anticipated...
Taste: the label says "distinct"--and the tartness in this beer is surprisingly strong for a hefe... intensity mellows with every sip, and the malt is a fortifying element...
Overall: Trying to stay local, I buy a growler or two a year from Climax, and I hadn't tried the hefe yet (must have been a recent add, considering the dearth of reviews). I like their take on the style, and though few will confuse this with a German variety, it cuts the humidity on this night as I hoped it would when I bought it a few days ago. Yeasty with a malt backbone, this works for me...

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Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded yellow with a thin creamy white head that stays around and leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is of banana. Somewhat musty. Wheat tang.

The taste is banana - with a nod of clove if you think in style - not sure it is really there - sweet candy with crisp, tangy wheat. Some bready yeast...aloing with pineapple as it warms. Lemon zest in the cream-soda-like finish.

Light to medium bodied - I would say smooth, but there is just a touch of astringency...

Certainly an American interpretation of the style - can't say it's a bad one...just lacks the German touch...I know this brewery to make better beers, though this could pass as a wheat beer with the banana touch of a HW that is a thirst quencher in the summer.

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Photo of Vogt52
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold body topped by the thinnest of films possible.

Pleasant banana/bubble gum nose.

Nice wheaty start. Lemon. Pleasant spice bite offers contrast without overpowering. Clean finish.

Soft light mouthfeel. Easy drinking, particularly on hot days.

An ok verison of a hefe, but not one of Climax's more interesting beers. I'll leave the Hefe to Ramstein and return to Climax for other offerrings.

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Hoffmann Heffeweizen from Climax Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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