Half-E-Weizen | Rogue Ales

Half-E-WeizenHalf-E-Weizen
BA SCORE
41.8%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 486 ratings
Half-E-WeizenHalf-E-Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also know as 'Mom Hefeweizen'

8 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Harrington, Klages and Wheat.
Hops: Saaz.
Specialty: Coriander and Ginger.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3º Lovibond

Added by MrNuggets on 09-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,260
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
486
Liked:
203
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
14.04%
Alströms:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 296
Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A palate cleaner of bold lemmony orange wheat. A bomber of it, which requires a drinking buddy or two. Too citrussy for a first beer in a session. Hoppy more than wheat aroma. Wheaty beige looks. Coriander, vanilla, banana,. Easy drink if you are in the mood,m but not for everyone.

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Photo of acurtis
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as Mom Hefeweizen (for Mother's Day?).

A - Slightly hazy pale orange with a 2 inch white head that fades to a small cap. There is little lacing on this beer.

S - Smells like watery ginger ale, floral notes, and a medicinal scent.

T - Bitter herbal taste up front with a faint ginger/medicinal taste on the finish. Not too good.

M - Somewhat flat. Bitterness hits the entire mouth and not in a good way.

D - Not very good beer. I am glad I was able to try it in Hawaii as I have not seen it where I live in California.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of spycow
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This Witbier poured out as a cloudy yellow with some sediment floating through out till it settled at the bottom. The head was pretty big, white and fluffy. The aromas were slightly grainy and had a little bit of citrus in there too. The flavor I felt was pretty weak. I know that I've had stronger flavor Wit's before. This beer's mouthfeel is soft and on the light side as well. It's ok, but I wasn't very impressed with it.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a short head consistently covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of wheat are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, flavors of wheat stand out in the overall taste along with some hints of grainy malts.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer neither tastes like a hefeweizen nor a witbier—it seems to resemble more of an American Pale Wheat Ale because it lacks banana esters and flavors of coriander.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nicely brewed beer with some great attributes, but it's not what I'll reach for when I want a Witbier. A darker-than-usual rust color with nice head retention and lacing. Sweet malts (caramelly and bready) merge with a citrus spiciness for a rich aroma with earthiness and a light muskiness. Tastes a little too tilted to the barley malty sweet end, not allowing the wheat or the finess of the Wit body and flavor to shine. The corriander, ginger, and citrus flavor balances the sweetness nicely, if not boldly. The body is medium and firm, a little heavier than I want in a Wit. Finishes sweet and spicy. Less clean or crisp as what I would have liked, but good beer nevertheless, just not for a Wit.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy medium straw colour, with a couple of fingers of foamy white head, which renders a thin wall of lace as it fades away. It smells of soft citrus and cloves, and a bit of spicy yeast. The taste is zesty citrus, soft wheat, herbal, spicy yeast, and is fairly warm for the low ABV. The carbonation is very mild, the body light and effervescent, and it finishes off-dry, a bit of the sweet wheatiness playing with the spices.

A very refreshing, well-made hefe-witbier.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"Mom Hefeweizen" Ale Brewed with Rose Petals. Purchased at a local Ralph's market. Served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Not paired with food.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, poor thickness, awful cream, and laughably bad retention (unmitigated by its rather low ABV). It retains less than twenty seconds. Colour is a cloudy semitransparent yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Rather bland for the style.

Sm: Weak orange peel, clove, underwhelming barley, and water. The orange feel seems a bit artificial and syrupy. A mild to moderate strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

T: Clove and light orange peel. There's an awkward competition between wheat and barley for control of the foundation, which results in an empty off-kilter body. Hints of lemon. The best note is the light ginger, which may be the only good choice in the whole flavour profile. Rather understated and boring all around. Bland. Lacks presence. No complexity or subtlety. Even the malts are restrained. A simple boring beer. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet - too much so on both counts. Adequate carbonation. A bit too light on the palate. Not thick enough.

Dr: A failed attempt to combine two distinct styles. It ends up not working in either of them. I applaud experimentation, but this was a poor effort. I certainly wouldn't get it again. It's drinkability but low quality. Wouldn't even make a good session beer. A letdown from Rogue. Even the name is stupid.

C-

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a somehwhat cloudy, golden-yellow color with a foamy, egg-shell white, two-finger head. It left some nice lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon, yeast, and wheat.

T - It tasted very citrusy with lemon flavors. Also, a good dose of wheat, yeast, and clove.

M - It was a fizzy, highly carbonation and crisp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good wit. Highly drinkable and easy-drinking.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a golden orangey color beer with a small bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of coriander is kind of overwhelming. Taste is also dominated by coriander and leaves little or no place to wheat and ginger. Very average for the style and very average for this brewery.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense bright white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, coriander, ginger, clove, wheat, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; fairly weak on strength as expected. Taste of pear, lemon, apple, coriander, ginger, clove, wheat, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness; with lingering notes of pear, lemon, apple, coriander, ginger, clove, wheat, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; with a good amount of flavor that is not watery at all; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good witbier style. Good balance of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 22 oz bottle.

Clear slghtly hazy golden; large frothy head and good lacing.

Aroma: a mix of appealing light malts and less appealing yeast and spices.

Flavor: mildly sweet; soft fruits; light bread; mild coriander.

Feel: medium-light body with lively, medium carbonation.

O: a tame spiced hefe.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy orange with a decent head that leaves some light lacing,traces of ginger in the aroma with whif of orange zest in there as well.Taste doesnt have the fruitiness that I like in the style but a nice spiciness from the coriander and ginger.A pretty easy drinking brew that is solid but I wanted a little more.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of spices, citrus, wheat, light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out fruity and spicy with flavors of lemon, coriander and ginger, but luckily the spices aren't overdone like many beers of this nature. The malt character is on the thin side even for the style and there isn't much of a wheat flavor. The hops presence is pretty mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly spicy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it's a nice lighter beer to drink for a while but there are several better mild wheat beers that I would pick first.

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Half-E-Weizen from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 41.8% out of 100 with 486 ratings
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