Hefe Weizen | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Rifugium
2.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewery

Poured a hazy, pale yellow. Fizzy body culminating in a foamy white cap that receded to almost nothing within a few minutes. Mostly grains in the aroma with a bit of funk. Pale malts and wheat in the taste, more flatly acidic than citrusy, and the harsh sensation that makes me not like most witbiers. Light body, and I suppose somewhat drinkable if you like the style more than I.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap at the brewery in a six-ounce sample glass.

Appearance: pale golden hazy body with one finger of somewhat rapidly dissipating white foam. Pretty standard.

Smell: nice, light, wheaty aroma; not much character beyond that. Not a great fan.

Taste: wheaty and malty. Again, not bad, but not much character beyond that. This is definitely a pale wheat ale and not a hefeweizen -- there's practically no contribution from the yeast and no delicious banana or clove taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with surprisingly low carbonation. Definitely not my favorite, but it is passable.

Drinkability: a refreshing but flawed wheat ale; I would drink this again if I were really in the mood for a wheat and there weren't many other options.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.88/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was slightly disappointed to see Scuttlebutt serve me their American-style clouded wheat beer with a thick wedge of lemon clipped to the glass. I thought somehow we'd all gotten over the lemon thing. I guess not. Before even touching the glass I removed the lemon and hurled it across the room at a fat man in a Harley T-shirt.

Scuttlebutt's hefe is clean, crisp, and invigorating though not overly sharp. It shows ample carbonation, a light film of head, and a densely translucent orange-gold color. The aroma is modestly punky, but the flavor is inspired by gentle grains and draws to a spry finish.

A reliably wholesome ale that is eminently repeatable. Hurling citrus fruit at fat guys in Harley shirts - not repeatable.

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Photo of RJLarse
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had SScuttlebuut Hefe at the brewery, served iin a pint glass.

Pours a pale straw gold color and is slightly hazy. A small white bubbly head tops the brew, but dissipates quickly.

Smell is faint with a cereal grain aroma.

Taste is a typical wheat ale, but it lacks the robust fruit flavors of an authentic hefe weizen.

Mouthfeel is light, clean and perhaps a little watery.

A very drinkable brew, but not a real good example of the authentic hefe style.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.81/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This hazy yellow body had a bit of carbonation to it along with a nice, white head.

Smell – I could pick up a faint yeast aroma, but mostly I caught grain.

Taste – There is very little wheat to this wheat beer, and the grainy backbone confused the hell out of me. It ended quite bitter with a touch of citrus hops.

Mouthfeel – Decently carbonated and light-bodied.

Drinkability – I couldn’t figure this one out. It wasn’t very wheaty and certainly didn’t resemble a Hefe Weizen, so I don’t know what they were trying to do with it.

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Hefe Weizen from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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