Hefe Weiss | Sprecher Brewing Company

Hefe WeissHefe Weiss
BA SCORE
3.66/5
288 Ratings
Hefe WeissHefe Weiss
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,256
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
288
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of Krusader
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think at this point I just have to admit that I like Sprecher more than the average neckbeard up in this joint. This one had an appearance that lacked the wheat haze. Weird. Head was thin, aroma has plenty of the banana, bavarian, lemon feels.

Light body, easy to drink, low bitterness, high carbonation. I dig their 16 oz fat boy format.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/3...cloudy fuzzy hazy, some foam remains. Classic hefe nose, banana and cloves. Strong banana in the taste too. Creamy smooth with a fast finish. Slight lemon in there too. Average hefe.

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Photo of npendres
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SSGCujo
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

While Looks say hefe and while Smell says so more subtly, Taste (more hops than the Bavarian standard) and Feel (more bubbles) are different... but OK for the American market.

Listed in the "1001," one of my favorite reviewer-deans (Randy Mosher) makes the point that this hefe first brewed in 1986 required lots of invention to get something close to the old country's style. For that reason it deserves to be on this 2010 list... but IMHO probably is not good enough today, given how crafters have progressed.

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Photo of Shippy
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow-orange with a quickly dissipating, thick, white head. Aromas lean toward bready clove with some orange zest. Flavors of clove, banana, wheat, and orange are very refreshing. The finish has a bit more clove than is desirable, and leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Feel is moderately light with a bit of carbonation. Overall, this is a solid, but not outstanding hefeweizen. Lots of flavor for a low ABV beer, and very bright and refreshing for warm weather.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. Young Pam Grier levels of awesome. Pours and it's all meh standard wheat; but that smell is bright and inviting full lips tastes amazing I love wheat beers and this one is tops amazing stupendous. Recommended.

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Photo of quang_dam
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianScott
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Giggy
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBCIPA
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy golden and hazy
S: Bananas, sweetness, breads
T: light and somewhat thin compared the the smell. A nice slight bitter finish.
O: An excellent example of an American brewery making a weißbier (my phone has the font I couldn't resist sorry)

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HefeFan
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hefe Weiss from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 288 ratings
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