Elevator Heiferweizen | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator HeiferweizenElevator Heiferweizen

Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ryan011235 on 07-03-2010

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 33
Reviews by Rogercardinal:
Photo of Rogercardinal
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weihenstephan hefeweizen glass

A: Pale, hazy yellow color, lighter than many but looks good in the glass

S : Lots of wheat, bubblegum in the smell, good, but not great

T: Light & refreshing, no noticeable clove, but it's obviously a hefeweizen, not an American Wheat beer

M: Lively carbonation, but not overdone, very nice

O: A good effort, not in the class of Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner, etc, but I'd certainly get it again.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of zimm421
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Appears a clear yellow color with just a hint of orange coloring. Has an average white head that has good staying power but doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

The nose is mostly wheat with a little lemon and some clove, maybe just a slight hop presence. Not a whole lot going on here. The taste is very similar, but adds a slight banana flavor as well. Starts full of wheat and banana with a slight sweetness - almost candy-like and becomes more bitter with some citrus hops coming through.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth with a decent carbonation bite. Overall, this is a pretty good brew, not something to seek out but a nice, local option for a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Sabtos
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan011235
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This is bottled as Heiferweizen. As the most recent post for Elevator Hefeweizen is over two years old, I'm adding Heiferweizen as a new beer.

Poured into a pint glass on 6/30/10

Nice color; hazy golden-pineapple. One finger of white foam thins in short order, leaving a even skim of foam. Half-moon of retention; lacing is ok, if unpredictable.

The aroma is simple: toasty wheat notes, banana, a bit of clove & hints of peely citrus hops. Not bad, it's just leaning toward dull. More spice would make for a livelier nose.

Thankfully the taste is a tad spicier than the nose suggests; it closely follows the aroma otherwise. Moderately zesty hops hit upfront, followed by banana sweetness & clove. Wheat & toasted malts are notable throughout. Still, I could go for more spice or citrus kick.

Medium-light in body with a slight stickiness. Carbonation is appropriate; ample enough to assist the spice but not too vigorous. Wheat & clove linger on the finish with a nice, mild-mannered bitterness.

Despite my wanting a few tweaks, this is an easy-drinking beer. Elevator seems to do pretty well with styles involving wheat & such. I'd have to think it's even better on tap.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MichiganderHB
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JayQue
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice Hefe...not a classic but plenty refreshing for a warm day. Pours a good hefe hazy straw color with a medium size delicately bubbly white head. Slightly better than average head retention....no lacing to speak of.

Strong, pleasant aroma....lemon zest and belgian yeast...some wheat. No cloves/bubble gum...Not that complex.

Taste is the same. Very nice and refreshing.. A good balance between lemon, yeast and wheat...Once again, not that complex

Mouthfeel is about right...Crisp, astringent and refreshing. On the whole a better than average domestic hefe, just not a top shelf hefeweizen experience.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a thin white head which disappates quickly and gives way to a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma was of wheat with touches of banana, citrus, and clove present. The taste had a nice wheat backbone with hints of spicey yeast. The middle to the end of the beer had a deep banana flavor with hints of clove and citrus. The mouthfeel was lightly carbonated. The drinkability was good, it is a nice easy drink. It's not the boldiest most complex hef, but it was a solid hef. You could easily make it a session beer on a warm day.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Honus1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PJHOY
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of StnWhistle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Trashville
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of schoolboy
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ah, a nice wheat beer. Tart and tangy. Yeasty, yet clean. A good treat.

It pours yellow and with a nice little head that died too quickly. The aroma is a lovely sweet yeasty hoppy thing. Very nice.

The taste hits you more sour than you might expect, but very nice. It is a full bodied wheat ... dare I say American? The aftertaste lingers sour on the palate too, but not for too long.

Perhaps I underrated this as it is a uniquely outstanding slightly over the top take on the style. I think I will up a couple settings. Try it.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of nrbw23
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy, murkey golden orange color with a thin white head. A tiny bit of spotty lacing here and there.

S- Wheat, banana, clove, lemon, and spices. Pretty typical for the style.

T- Follows the nose pretty well and going nicely with a pretty warm day. A bit of citrus hops, banana, and clove. Pretty laid back beer.

M- Lighter side of medium and the carbonation was nice.

O- Not too bad here. Not quite sure how often I'd drink this one, but it was a nice change of pace.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice creamy white head from a pretty rough pour (a full growler is so hard to pour). The beer ends up being a pale cloudy orange. Head lasts pretty well. It fades to a small covering with spotty lacing.

S- Banana and bubble gum with a dash of clove to spice things up. Pretty straight forward but solid nonetheless.

T- More wheat, banana and bubblegum with a bit of citrusy hops biting on the finish.

M- Super smooth and fluffy. This beer feels absolutely creamy.

D- This one drinks really well.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very prevalent banana scent, with a nice coriander finish. Little bit lacking in the carbonation area, but all in all a very nice brew. Anxious to try this one on tap in the Columbus area.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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