Harvest Hefe Weisen | Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
New Jersey, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 09-02-2003

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by Augustiner719:
Photo of Augustiner719
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this off tap at Harvest Moon Brewery in New Bruinswick NJ.

Appearance: Nice yellowy orange color with a very thin head and little to no lacing. Pretty much standard hefeweizen appearance and color.

Smell: very citrusy scents comming through with a strong pressence of bananas and apricots. Smells a bit fake.

Taste: Not my cup of tea as far as hefeweizens go. Its one of the lighter beers harvest moon offers and its not the best tasting one in my opinion but i can see where a lot of people might like this. Its very fresh tasting and it has a nice amount of carbonation.. actually a little too much carbonation. Overwhelming fake banana flavors with tons of citrus... way to overpowering and not a smooth beer to drink fast.

mouthfeel: Its got too much carbonation. its very thin and over carbonated and its mouthfeel is like like clubsoda mixed with hefeweizen flavored powder.

Drinkability: as i said before i can see where people would love to drink this beer. most of them with an orange or lemon slice. I would not order another one of these and neither would the 3 other friends that agreed with me. Still i cannot totally smash this beer because it has the characteristics of what a hefeweizen should have, its just a little over done and thin tasting.

If you are in the New Bruinswick area i would try the brewery out as they have many other beers that are delicious and well done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Chinon01
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nose is spice with musk and a little ocean salt. Dry but phenolics are high showing bubble gum, clove, and a little bit of banana and musk subdued by decent malt. Aggressively spiced, twangy and acidic. Long dusty twangy finish. A little funky. Complex and dry.
The beer is a monster but the finish is somewhat off. Nice mouthfeel but drinkability is modest due to weird finish.

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Photo of mikerems
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Mudawg
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of arguemaniac
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy amber color with an orange hue. An initially thick white had that quickly turns to a thin lace.

Aroma: A noticeable citrus aroma, with just a bit a clove.

Taste and Mouthfeel: A strong lemony citrus flavor, with some banana and just a tiny hint of clove (which is more detectable in the finish). There is some bitterness but I think it has more to do with the citrus flavor than with any actual hoppiness. There is also a mild malty grain flavor throughout, though it is a little more noticeable in the finish (like the clove flavor). A fairly light body with medium carbonation.

Not bad: a bit thin, it doesn’t have that yeasty bite and thick cloudiness that is commonly associated with more flavorful hefe’s. But still, very light and refreshing, perfect for summer. Recommended.

Note: Not to knock on anyone else's reviews, but I've looked at the other reviews for this beer and they are from a batch of Harvest Hefe that was brewed like two summer's ago. So while I have no doubt that those reviewer's did an accurate job, it's worth it to note that this is a different batch and has a different level of quality, etc. And, from what I can tell, this year's batch is quite a bit better than in summers past. The Harvest Moon Brewery, as much as I love the place, does have some problems with consistancy. The bottom line: despite the overall low rating of this beer, its definately worth a try, this summer at least.

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Photo of jwc215
3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served hazy golden with a little head. Not much retention for the style. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of classic banana/clove.

The tase is of banana/clove with some lemon. It's a bit thin. It has a bit of a chalky, yeasty, though sweetish finish.

Light-bodied, fairly creamy.

Not bad - a bit light/thin, dusty and chalky. Has the banana/clove more in aroma than in the taste. Try pairing with the humus appetizer.

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Photo of marcpal
3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pint from the tap enjoyed today at the brewpub.

A: Cloudy apricot color with a vigorous head and good lacing. Nice appearance overall, looks like a hefe.

S: Pure citrus, lemon rind and orange rind.

T: Citrus flavors with a strong kick of orange that hits the nose and the back of mouth over again. The wheat is there and built well in the beer. Not my style but good job.

M: Chewy yeast with relative carbonation.

D: Uncharacteristic in that I could drink this given the style. More impressed than I thought I would have been.

Good for the style, I see why they think that this one is so popular but still not among my favorites. Liked it more than I thought I did the last time they ran this one.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Harvest Moon on 4/7/11. Reviewed from notes entered into phone.

Arrives a dark yellow color, very cloudy. Head is nonexistent. There is a pretty strong banana smell, with a hint of cloves in the nose.

The flavor is pretty nice - a tad on the sweet side, but finishes pretty crisp. Thin bodied.

All in all, not bad. Certainly scratched my hefe itch.

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Photo of Daisy
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Dogbrick
1.31/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This beer had something seriously wrong with it. Light murky gold color with a medium thin white head. Thin lacing. The aroma can be best described as Deep Woods Off. The aroma was so pungent it ruined any flavor there may have been. Same goes for the finish. This is the first beer that I have tried that smelled and tasted like bug spray. Needless to say I didn't like it.

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Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Harvest Hefe Weisen from Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
3.25 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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