Weissbier | Whistler Brewing Company

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Whistler Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2008

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by GrimmReaper:
Photo of GrimmReaper
2.47/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this from a variety pk.Pours a cloudy,murky pale yellow,nice looking white pillowy head about a finger/half,don't stick around long enough,and some not bad sticky lacing.Nose is banana,right up front it hits you with a touch of perfume and some floral spices,Taste the banana right off the bat,lite perfume and spices,flowery taste in there too,medium body to this one,has a dry finish and just a bit of pepper kick at the very end,not really a weisbier type but this one was'nt too overpowering.Not really my type of beer,probably refreshing on a hot summer day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Put a beaver on the label, and something deep down in my soul will compel me to buy it...

This beer pours a slightly cloudy tarnished golden colour, with two fingers of thin foamy off-white head, which settles at a sure pace, leaving a low-ebbing ring of lace around the glass. It smells strongly of citrus, banana, yeast, and edgy wheat grain. The taste is sweet, kind of sugary wheat malt, mild stale citrus, ripe banana, middling clove, subtle yeast, and earthy, metallic hops. The carbonation is quite low, the body medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry and clean, the soft malt and various fruits and spices reverberating.

An overall enjoyable hefe, from a brewer that has otherwise dulled my senses, and not in a good way, up to now. New presentation, and from the looks of it, a step up in quality as well.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Whistler dozen mixer out in Calgary right now
A - murky pale orange, decent head dissipated to a thin covering with consistent lacing
S - classic yeasty aromas of clove and banana, grainy, with some citrus
T - much like the nose with the banana really coming through strong, light leafy greens with citrus zest on the finish
M - medium with big carbonation, refreshing with a spicy and full finish
O - a very nice hefe with big flavour, this is definitely the best Whistler brew i've tried to date

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Photo of elricorico
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy dull orange with a finger of white head, though I poured a little slower than I should have.

Smell is heavier on the cloves than most hefe's, though a fair amount of lemon-lime type citrus can be noted. Not a big aroma, but not bad.

Citrus and clove again to taste, with a fair amount of dryness to it. I get a certain part of the bubble gum flavour, but not the full effect. Not bad again.

Fairly light and bubbly, it is a summery feeling beer, suitable for the style.

Not my favorite hefe, but I have no regrets over picking up the six pack to enjoy over the next few hot days.

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Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Grunewald
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy light amber with a head that thins to a ring. The head leaves no lacing. The bottle is nicely branded.

S - tart cirtrus and some banana

T - lemons, limes and flowers with a spice finish

M - thin and watery with low carbonation

D - This is the most citric Hefe I have tried. It is refreshing for sure but needs a more balanced taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to my western BA partner joemcgrath27 for the hook-up.

A - Pours a murky swamp water colour, golden brown hue, finger of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Musty wheat, cloves and some subtle banana notes.

T - Much like the nose with the wheat and cloves dominating. Some sweet earthy banana lingers on the finish alongside some tart citrus.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly going down, but nothing overly offensive.

O - Definitely the best Whistler offering I've tried to date. Solid hefe flavours with some unique differences to make it memorable. Definitely a tasty summertime ale.

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Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am going to concur with Stephenlouis that this hefe is great. A very nice cloudy pale yellow with a serious head, the nose is perfumed bananas. This is a more delicate Hefe than say Granville Island or Vancouver Island. All the right banana / clove notes are there but a lightness comes off in the slightly dry finish. Very drinkable and once again another great BC hefe.

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Photo of Cidius
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MAB
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Above average, but not exceptional.

I got four of these in a 12 pack sampler (along with Whistler's Export Ale and Pale ale). It was the 2nd best (or second worst if you want to think that way) beer of the three.

The appearance was cloudy and pale straw yellow. I don't care how good or bad a beer tastes, cloudy beer- even when it's being faithful to the style- will never be appreciated fully by me.

It smelt good and tasted different than what I was expecting. No sour notes that I often find in wheat beers; this was spicy, light, and bubbly. It reminded me a bit of "Eidelweiss", except that I like that beer a whole lot more than this one, so that was another hurdle to overcome.

I can't really complain about the taste, although the closer to the bottom of the glass you get, the more sediment you pick up and that makes the flavors inconsistent from first to last sips.

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Photo of Waveoff
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Weissbier from Whistler Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 14 ratings